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My Health Record Update - ​May

May 16, 2018

My Health Record opt out dates announced!

Every Australian will be offered a My Health Record, unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period that will run from 16 July to 15 October 2018.

A pack will be sent to all general practices prior to the opt out commencement, which will provide useful information for health professionals and patients.

The My Health Record system and opt out process has the full support of all state and territory governments and has unanimous support from the Australian Medical Association, the Royal College of Australian General Practitioners, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and the Consumers Health Forum.

A national communications strategy will be implemented to inform all Australians of the benefits of digital health, and to explain the opt out process.

PHNs will also support their local communities with tailored communications on My Health Record, in partnership with consumer and clinical peak bodies and state and territory governments. 

For more information, you can view the Australian Digital Health Agency media release in regards to the opt out dates. 

Health Professionals should continue working with Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN for information, education and advice. 

If you would like additional support, please contact Jo and Andrea from our digital health team who will be able to assist with registration to the system, additional information and staff training.

Joanne Kruger: 

Phone: (07) 4615 0900

Email: joanne@ddwmphn.com.au

Andrea Love: 

Phone: (07) 3202 4411

Email: andrea.love@ddwmphn.com.au 

Engaging with our community

Provider Engagements

In partnership with St Andrews Hospital Toowoomba and the Australian Digital Health Agency, we recently hosted 'My Health Record for Specialists' information sessions. Ben from the Australian Digital Health Agency presented to attendees regarding the importance of My Health Record and how it can benefit patients visiting their practice. 

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The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service recently celebrated the launch of their new midwifery model of care and International Nurses Day! The digital health team attended the morning of celebrations to discuss My Health Record and the important role it will play in the future of health care. 

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Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive, Dr Peter Gillies, is pictured with Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Andrea Nagle, Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN Digital Health Coordinator, Jo Kruger, and Southern Queensland Rural Health Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jenny Kelly. 

Community Engagements

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 Goondiwindi Show and the Kingaroy Show to meet with show-goers and discuss the benefits of My Health Record. 

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EOI for consumer and GP champions

Has My Health Record benefited you personally? 

Has My Health Record benefited your patients? 

We're on the lookout for consumer, GP and service provider champions who have seen the benefits of My Health Record and would like to share their story with our digital health team and the community. If you would like to share your story, please email communications@ddwmphn.com.au

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