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Digital Health Update - November 2018

November 14, 2018

My Health Record Legislation Amendments Pass Senate

This week the Federal Minister for Health announced an extension to the My Health Record opt out period until January 31st 2019. The opt out portal and help line will remain open and available until then, however people can still opt-out or opt-in at any time in their lives.

To find out more, click here

Assistance and support for health professionals

Our digital health and primary care engagement teams are available to assist health professionals with registration to the My Health Record system, as well as provide resources and staff training and education. 

For more information, please contact or phone our office on 07 3202 4433. 

Electronic Discharge Summaries 

Did you know that Pathology and Radiology results are now included in Discharge Summaries in the improved CDA format?

If your practice is interested in receiving discharge summaries with pathology results and you currently use one of the above Practice Management Systems, please contact to have your practice setup. 

For more information, please refer to the Electronic Discharge Summaries Electronic Discharge Summaries CDA Flyer.

Digital Health Cyber Security Centre - Security Alert

The Australian Digital Health Agency last week identified an email phishing campaign that contains a link to download malicious software (malware) on a user's device.  The Agency has provided some information and recommended actions for IT should you come across this campaign. 

Upcoming Education

Our digital health team are hosting a number of education and training opportunities for General Practice and Health Providers in the coming weeks. Details for these events can be found below: 

PenCS and My Health Record Training for General Practice


Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Register: Click here to register. 

Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 
Register: Click here to register. 

Privacy and Security in Healthcare Practice and My Health Record Workshop


Date: Monday, 3 December 2018
Register: Click here to register. 

Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Register: Click here to register. 

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