AAPM Digital Health

Digital Health

AAPM, in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), is committed to providing a digital competency in healthcare Practice Management. The use of digital health technologies to improve effective and efficient Practice Management is a key focus.

AAPM works to provide its members and the industry with the latest digital information to enable further understanding and capabilities to continue in its vision of providing excellence in healthcare management for optimal patient outcomes.

Training and support resources

There are many resources available to Practice Managers and their teams to further enhance their digital competencies and implementation of digital assets. View the range of training and support available from the ADHA, or explore the links and information below.

My Health Record Digital Handbook

My Health Record (MHR) is a secure online summary of key patient health information, available to patients and healthcare providers anytime, including in an emergency.

AAPM and the ADHA have collaborated to develop the Digital Handbook for Practice Management. This handbook is designed to assist Practice Managers and their teams to navigate the process of registration of their practice (or organisation) to the My Health Record system and provides an understanding of how to use digital tools effectively and efficiently.

Download the Digital Handbook for Practice Management

Module: Introduction to the My Health Record for healthcare providers

ADHA provides a training module of an overview of MHR and the key health information that it contains. It outlines the benefits of use for healthcare providers as well as describing how people can use and manage their records. It also explains how healthcare providers can access MHR and the key steps involved in implementation.

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • explain what the MHR is and the key health information it holds

  • outline the person’s and the healthcare provider’s interaction with the system

  • describe how the MHR may support better healthcare

  • identify how to gain access to the MHR system.

View the module.

To access the module, you will need to register for a free learning and development account with ADHA. The training will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and you will be offered the opportunity to download a certificate of completion.

Module: Privacy, security and access

This ADHA module helps health practitioners understand security measures and current legislation regarding the MHR system. It outlines the governance requirements for use, including obligations.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • outline security measures, legislation and organisational policies that support the MHR system

  • explain appropriate healthcare provider access and use of the MHR

  • summarise the person’s use and controls.

View the module.

To access the module, you will need to register for a free learning and development account with ADHA. The training will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and you will be offered the opportunity to download a certificate of completion.

Module: Electronic prescribing in your practice

This ADHA module explores electronic prescription, outlining what it is, how it is prescribed, and the policy and legislation requirements that underpin the process.

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • explain what an electronic prescription is and where it is stored

  • discuss the benefits of electronic prescriptions for people, prescribers and those dispensing

  • describe how electronic prescription tokens are prescribed and managed

  • outline electronic prescribing for people who have an Active Script List

  • summarise the security features, policy and legislation that support electronic prescriptions.

View the module.

To access the module, you will need to register for a free learning and development account with ADHA. The training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete, and you will be offered the opportunity to download a certificate of completion.

Useful ADHA links and resources

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