Embedding digital health into usual care practices

Digital health provides an opportunity to deliver health care closer to a consumer's family and home, reducing waiting time, travel time, expenses and anxiety. We are preparing an Action Plan: Digital Health Adoption focusing on embedding digital health into usual care practices and overcoming barriers, so the digital divide does not disadvantage those with limited access to technology.

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    Improving digital health

    The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive encourages practices to keep up to date with digital health developments, find out how to comply.

    We assist primary care to make meaningful use of digital health and adopt new technology. Search our stories of success to find out more about some of the initiatives we support.

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    Importance of telehealth

    Telehealth is crucial for people in rural and regional areas, particularly those displaced by disasters such as bushfires.

    Many of our commissioned services provide online or telehealth services. Search for services we fund in Aboriginal health, alcohol and other drugs, chronic conditions, end of life care, and mental health and suicide prevention.

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    Visit your local HealthPathways site for detailed information related to digital health.

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    Illawarra Shoalhaven:

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    Electronic Referrals (eReferrals)

    An eReferral is an electronic referral document that can be sent electronically from one healthcare service to another, using secure messaging technology rather than the current process of faxing or posting.
    NSW eHealth is preparing to rollout in early 2024 a new statewide eReferral solution to improve the referral experience of patients, referrers and clinicians when referring to Local Health District outpatient clinic services.
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Using digital health initiatives

Access support tools to ensure that you and your practice can achieve meaningful use of current digital health initiatives.