Below are some recent updates in the area of digital health for general practice.
General Practitioners and Nurses: Choose from multiple dates and times to attend a one-hour free webinar. Learn more about how to use MHR in your practice software (see options below) via a simulation platform and participate in Q&A time with the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Choose a time suitable for you! Click the link and use the drop and menu to choose from numerous dates/ times
The department and ADHA have agreed to continue to subsidise the cost of SMS messages for electronic prescriptions until March 31st, 2021, read more here. Prepare your practice for electronic prescribing token model by following these steps here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic prescriptions will give people convenient access to their medicines and will improve patient safety by reducing the risk of transcription errors.
The Department of Health has published policies related to electronic prescribing. These include:
There are a number of electronic prescriptions resources, covering readiness requirements and workflow aspects, that are available.
You can access the digital health resource library here with the log in details below:
The New temporary MBS telehealth items fact sheets can be found here. This includes the new MBS telehealth item for out-of-hospital patients. Please note the temporary GP and OMP bulk billing incentive items for patients who are vulnerable to COVID-19 and the temporary doubling of all Medicare bulk-billing incentive fees ceased as of 1 October 2020.
The Australian Department of Health has extended the healthdirect Video Call COVID-19 GP Program to 31 March 2021. This extension provides a seamless continuation of service for those already using it. For GPs in private practice wanting to start using the service, please register for a free licence. For GPs in ACCHOs wanting to start using the service, please register for a free licence.
Please see the Fact Sheet outlining the extension of interim prescribing measures until March, 2021 as apart of the COVID-19 National Health Plan.
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