Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) is supporting Gold Coast health care professionals with enhancing their use of digital health platforms. GCPHN can provide support for providers wanting to utilise tools such as My Health Record, electronic prescriptions and other mechanisms to securely transfer patient information.
If you are a health care provider and cannot find the information you are looking for or require digital health support, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the GCPHN Practice Support Helpdesk on 07 5612 5408.
The Medical Board of Australia issued revised telehealth guidelines
Under the updated guidelines:
Download the updated guidance here
My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information. This can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time by individuals and their health care providers. To register for My Health Record you will require a PRODA account. Health care providers wanting to register for My Health Record or require additional education and resources should contact the GCPHN Digital Health Team via email@example.com
Queensland Health has introduced a mandatory read-only computer prescription monitoring system for doctors, other prescribers and pharmacists. This system is called QScript. QScript captures and sends alerts about certain medicines which can present a high risk of harm. Qscripts became mandatory in on October 28th 2021. Read more about Q-script and find out how to register to use QScript online.
An electronic prescription is a digital version of a paper prescription. During your consultation, your healthcare provider can send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or email.
The Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive (ePIP) aims to encourage general practices to keep up to date with the latest developments in digital health and adopt new digital health technology as it becomes available.
More information about this incentive is available via the following online resources:
Telehealth is the use of phone or video technologies to exchange health information and provide health care services across geographic, time, social and cultural barriers.
The below resources can assist practices looking for more information on telehealth: