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Digital Health November Update 2019

November 05, 2019


New nurses web page

The new nursing web page on the My Health Record website went live on 11 October 2019.

Nurses play a key role in providing vital health services every day and represent 57% of the total Australian healthcare workforce (AHPRA). Making sure nursing staff can quickly gain an understanding of a patient’s health history can assist in the treatment of chronic and complex medical conditions.

Help practices get ready for pathology report uploads

Australian Clinical Labs, Capital Pathology, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Hobart Pathology, Launceston Pathology and North West Pathology can send pathology reports to My Health Record when they receive an eOrder from practice software. Participation by doctors with eOrdering will improve data quality with pathology laboratories.

Medical practices looking to get ready for their patient pathology reports going to My Health Record should:

1. Be using either - Best Practice - Lava SP3 and later, or Medical Director - 3.17.2 and later.

2. Connect with My Health Record system if not already participating. Some pathology labs need the patients’ Individual Health Identifier (IHI) from their practice software to be able to upload pathology reports to My Health Record. Doctors will need to have e-orders enabled for this to apply. Contact the lab if eOrders need to be enabled in their PMS.

3. Contact the lab to initiate uploading of pathology reports to the My Health Record system for their patients.

Laboratory Contact Details




Australian Clinical Labs


Capital Pathology

02 6285 9805

Hobart Pathology

03 6332 0503

Launceston Pathology

03 6332 0503

Melbourne Pathology

03 9287 7731

North West Pathology

03 6332 0503

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology

1800 100 769


Changes to Commonwealth legislation from 31 October 2019 now recognise an electronic prescription as a legal form authorising medicines supply. The technical framework to support the implementation of electronic prescribing has been released.

This updates the preliminary technical framework documentation first distributed on 24 September 2019 (provided as drafts to software providers to give initial early access to the technical framework).

This information includes the Solution Architecture, Conformance Assessment Scheme and Conformance Profile documents and is intended to support software providers to implement electronic prescribing.

Electronic prescribing provides an option for prescribers and their patients to have an electronic prescription as an alternative to a paper prescription.

Learn more about participating in electronic prescribing


As Christmas is approaching please remember to stay smart online and to always back up your information. Further information on how to stay smart online is available CLICK HERE


For more information about the health direct video call platform CLICK HERE.


Help to improve clinical care for patients in specialist practice
The Australian Digital Health Agency invites you to an information and networking session focussing on how to improve clinical outcomes for patients and streamline business processes.

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Pullman King George Square, Corner Ann and Roma Street, Brisbane.

Please register for the session HERE by Friday 8 November, indicating any dietary requirements.

A full list of upcoming webinars and events can be found HERE



Digital Health Lead

07 3202 4433 |

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