A new priority issues paper from Gippsland Primary Health Network explores the role of digital health and its potential to lead to better health outcomes.
The paper, ‘Digital health and access to services’, says digital health allows people to access the healthcare they need. It gives health providers such as GPs access to timely information and allows greater sharing of health data between providers.
Gippsland PHN Acting Chief Executive Officer, Angela Jacob, said the organisation brings together local data and intelligence from Gippsland PHN teams and advisory group members for strategic health planning in priority and emerging areas.
“Our priority issues papers capture information from a range of sources including feedback from consumers,” Mrs Jacob said. “They are an integral part of health planning and help us make informed decision about what is needed by our community.”