Gippsland PHN One Good Community Digital Health Toolbox seeks to drive positive change in health behaviours through the adoption and use digital health tools and technologies by healthcare providers in Gippsland.
Building an integrated system of health that considers multiple, interconnected factors across the lifespan inclusive of community, carers and consumers is critical. Digital health enables the building of a contemporary, quality health system that is outcomes-focused and values-based.
There is a range of digital information and resources available to support healthcare providers and healthcare professionals.
Click on the toggles below to find out more about what is on offer to support your you.
Consumers can now access My Health Record information on mobile phones via the new my health app.
An Australian Digital Health Agency owned and managed app, my health is the latest digital tool developed by the Agency to help consumers and their carers engage with and be proactive in managing their health.
The app provides easy access to key health information once it has been uploaded to My Health Record including:
The my health is now available to download from iOS and Android app stores by searching for “my health gov”.
Learn more about my health at www.digitalhealth.gov.au/myhealth and put your health in your hands with the new my health app.
Digital Health Maturity Assessment
The Digital Health Maturity Assessment is a great way for general practices in Gippsland to determine their level of digital maturity and support the planning of digital health improvement activities over time.
The assessment explores each general practice’s cultural, process and technical readiness to support new and alternative models of care. There are three levels of digital maturity, foundational, intermediate and advanced.
Secure Messaging enables the safe, secure, interoperable and confidential sharing of information across all healthcare providers and consumers. A key priority of the National Digital Health Strategy secure messaging aims to address the lack of consistency in the exchange of information across the healthcare sector.
To understand how Secure Messaging can work for your healthcare service visit Secure Messaging webpage.
Electronic prescriptions allow healthcare professionals to prescribe and dispense and consumers to claim medicines without the need for a paper prescription. A key priority of the National Digital Health Strategy it allows prescribers and consumers to choose either a paper or electronic prescription to provide greater choice and access.
Gippsland HealthPathways is an online portal, designed to be used by healthcare professionals at the point of care. Each pathway is evidence-based, reflecting local referral information, and aims to preserve clinical autonomy and patient choice.
My Health Record provides a platform for a more holistic approach, better care coordination and tailored advice. My Health Record supports healthcare teams in achieving a common goal, optimum health outcomes for patients especially those with chronic and complex medical conditions.
Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, Healthdirect Video Call Service provides a platform that combines the convenience and benefits of a telephone call with a face-to-face discussion using everyday smart devices (mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer).
POLAR (Population Level Analysis and Reporting) is an ‘in practice’ software product for General Practitioners, Practice Managers and other staff to use within their practice to support internal operations, patient-centred care, quality improvement and business development.
Find out how your practice could use POLAR to help improve patient and practitioner outcomes by visiting the Gippsland PHN POLAR page.
The Capacity Tracker is a cloud-based, online tool to support general practices, residential aged care facilities (RACF) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO) during emergencies.
For more information and to register visit Gippsland PHN Capacity Tracker page.
Remote Patient Monitoring Program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of patients living with chronic and complex health conditions. Remote patient monitoring supports the appropriate use of health service resources through the management of patients in their homes, coupled with the early detection of patient deterioration.
The program is supported by software platform, Lifeguard. The platform connects health professionals to their patients. It features mobile apps for patients and health professionals, a web portal and infrastructure to connect patients and health professionals together in real-time.
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Watch this video on the benefits of Lifeguard https://youtu.be/vp_HUI0JZFo
Social Prescribing provides healthcare professionals with non-medical referral options, complimentary to existing clinical treatments to improve health and wellbeing by addressing the social determinants of health.
Social prescribing works by enabling general practitioners to link patients with social, therapeutic and practical support provided by voluntary and community support organisations in their local area.
Find out more about Social Prescribing here.
Train IT Medical Learning Management System
Train IT Medical LMS is an eLearning platform that hosts a variety of courses for general practices. These courses support general practices to utilise BP Premier and Medical Director clinical software systems, increase data standards and cleaning, participate in Quality Improvement and develop clinical workflows to improve patient outcomes. Gippsland PHN is offering Gippsland general practices a free subscription to selected courses on the Train IT Medical LMS until 30 June. These courses support CPD.
You can view all of the courses available through Train IT Medical LMS, both free through Gippsland PHN and paid, here.
can request access to free Train IT Medical LMS courses here.
Gippsland PHN has been working in partnership with general practices across the region to establish a patient monitoring program using the Lifeguard platform to support at home monitoring of patients with chronic health conditions, including mental health issues, and COVID-19.
We are excited to share some of the benefits with you in this video.
If your practice is interest in Lifeguard, email email@example.com