What is eHealth
eHealth is the utilisation of information management technology to deliver health care and share information with other health care providers. NT ACCHSs have led Australia with eHealth having used electronic Clinical Information Systems (CIS) for the last ten years and reporting to on the NT Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators since 2009.
AMSANTs eHealth team’s goal is to work with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to ensure that they have functioning electronic Clinical Information Systems (CIS) that allows for accurate recording of their Aboriginal patients health service consultations. That this health information can be easily extracted into reports that the health services can analyse for targeting, planning, monitoring, evaluating and improving of health service programs. That these CISs can integrate with other eHealth Systems managed by NT and Commonwealth Department of Health, private vendors and NGOs to allow for secure sharing of patient information where the patient has consented, so that there can be continuity of patient care to best practice standards, and ultimately improved patient outcomes.
Leaders in eHealth
An important area of innovation by AMSANT and its members is in relation to Digital Health. Faced with the challenges of remote and often highly mobile clients and staff, they have utilised eHealth systems that enable the coordinated treatment of patients, as well as real-time access to patient records in home settings, including in remote locations such as homelands and outstations. No longer is remoteness a barrier to providing quality care. Examples of these systems are the electronic Clinical Information Systems to record patient consultations, the My Health Record, Telehealth, electronic downloading of Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging results, electronic claiming of Medicare and electronic delivery of hospital Discharge Summaries.
The ACCHS sector in the NT are recognised as leaders in the efficient and intelligent use of digital health systems.
Consumers can now access and view their My Health Record (MyHR) on mobile devices with the soft launch of the Healthi app, the first authorised consumer app to link to the national system since the My Child’s eHealth Record app was released back in 2013.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say! The Australian Digital Health Agency are holding a webinar on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm AWST/1:00pm-2:30pm ACST
From 1 January 2017, you’ll need to use your Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account to access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).
Free Communicare ‘Lunch N Learn’ Webinars 2017. Communicare are offering free regular live webinars which you can join to quickly learn a range of topics throughout the year.