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Digital Health Update - July

July 12, 2018

My Health Record toolkits

New toolkits to better inform and educate all Australians about My Health Record have been distributed across Australia. The kits will equip health practitioners and other Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record.

The toolkits contain a broad mixture of consumer facing materials to inform them of the benefits of My Health Record, privacy and security controls, examples of data included and how individuals can made their decision not to have one or find more information if they would like. Contents include information brochures, factsheets, posters, notepads, tent cards and repeat script folders.

The My Health Record toolkits have been delivered to general practices, community pharmacies, Aboriginal health services, post offices, public and private hospitals across Australia.

Engaging with our community

Our digital health team have been on the road again meeting and greeting with communities to discuss the benefits of My Health Record. In their travels, the team stopped by the Lockyer Valley NAIDOC event, the Multicultural Development Association (MDA) Hymba Yumba Independent School - NAIDOC Week celebrations and Toowoomba Men’s Shed to meet with members and discuss the benefits of My Health Record.


Upcoming Information Webinars and Events

Allied Health Webinars on Digital Health

The Australian Digital Health Agency and Allied Health Professions Australia are co-hosting

two webinars on the My Health Record and its use by the Allied Health professions. The

webinars will be presented by the Agency, AHPA and allied health practitioners who are

using the My Health Record.

As they are standalone webinars you only need to register for one of the sessions using the

links below. For more information contact


Webinar 1 - Allied Health and the My Health Record (General)

24th July 2018, 7pm to 8.15pm

A standalone session that provides an introduction to the My Health Record for allied health

suitable for all professions.

Click to here to register for Webinar 1 with Redback Conferencing


Webinar 2 – Allied Health and the My Health Record (Consultant Professions)

7th August 2018, 7pm to 8.15pm

A standalone session that provides an introduction to the My Health Record for allied health.

This session has extra information than in Webinar 1 in this series on privacy and security that

may be particularly relevant for consulting professions (e.g. psychologists, social workers,

occupational therapists etc.)

Click to here to register for Webinar 2 with Redback Conferencing


RACGP ‘My Health Record in General Practice’ Information Session – Toowoomba

All Australians registered with Medicare or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will have a My Health Record created for them by the end of 2018 unless they choose to opt out between 16 July and 15 October. This workshop will address questions you may have regarding the expansion of My Health Record, including how it may affect your practice and patients.

The RACGP ‘My Health Record in general practice’ workshop will be presented by GPs and is accredited for 4 Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD points.

Light catering will be provided.

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of My Health Record
  2. Articulate the drivers for the implementation of a national eHealth system
  3. Identify scenarios in which a general practice’s use of My Health Record might assist in improving patient care coordination
  4. Understand the impact of My Health Record expansion on general practice workflow
  5. Make an informed decision regarding participation in My Health Record 

To register for the this free event, please click here.

Updates from the Australian Digital Health Agency

The Australian Digital Health Agency has recently released a number of updates about My Health Record which can be viewed at the links below

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