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Digital Health October Update 2019

October 09, 2019

CYBER SECURITY WEEK – STAY SMART ONLINE

Stay Smart Online week 7-13 October 2019, provides a good opportunity for healthcare organisations to review security practices to ensure appropriate measures are in place to protect sensitive information. As custodians of sensitive personal information, healthcare organisations are attractive targets for cyber criminals. Recent security alert - Victorian healthcare providers infected with ransomware.

Read the Agency’s blog on how to minimise the risk of identity theft by adopting good security practices, and take time to consider the steps you can take to protect the sensitive information that your organisation holds.

TELEHEALTH - NEW MBS ITEMS & VIDEO CALL HEALTHDIRECT

On 1 November 2019, twelve new MBS items for telehealth video consultations with patients living in rural and remote areas will be available. The Commonwealth Dept of Health have published resources for GP Telehealth Items in MMM 6 and 7:

Click to check the MMM classification status of specific locations

Click to learn more about the benefits of Telehealth

SECURE MESSAGING

Secure Messaging is a foundational capability to exchange clinical information over a Secure Messaging network between connected clinical information systems. Resources are now available for:

MY HEALTH RECORD

  • The Agency has released a new video for practice management. Dene Creegan, General Manager of 7Springs Medical Practice uses Digital Health to help manage patients’ healthcare in her Toowoomba practice.
  • The Agency’s Education Delivery team have updated the My Health Record Organisation Readiness Checklist to guide provider organisation managers and digital health officers to support individuals proceed from awareness to a thorough implementation of My Health Record.
  • A full list of the next two month’s webinars is now available.

eHEALTH PRACTICE INCENTIVES PROGRAM (ePIP) - PIP QUARTER ENDING SOON

Reminder that the current ePIP quarter will finish on 31 October 2019.

The PIP eHealth incentive consists of five (5) eligibility criteria with one of the requirements being active use the My Health Record system. This specifically relates to meeting and/or exceeding the required number of Shared Health Summaries uploaded to the My Health Record within each quarter. Required uploads are individual to each practice and are determined through the practice's Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent (SWPE) number.

For information on how many Shared Health Summaries your practice needs to upload or to opt-out of your ePIP for this quarter, please contact Human Services on 1800 222 032, email pip@humanservices.gov.au or check the Health Professionals Online Service (HPOS) website.

Please contact our primary care engagement team if you require resources, support or further education.


RENATA DANISEVSKA
Digital Health Lead

07 3202 4433 | renata@ddwmphn.com.au

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