Digital health

Digital health can be defined as “electronically connecting up points of care so that health information can be shared securely”.

At Primary Health Tasmania, it’s considered one of the foundations to increasing the efficiency, effectiveness and coordination of patient care.

My Health Record

My Health Record is a secure online summary of a person’s significant health information that provides a single system through which information such as allergies, medical conditions, treatments and test or scan reports can be accessed.

Tasmanian Health Directory

The Tasmanian Health Directory is Primary Health Tasmania’s online health directory that helps health professionals connect with their peers and services available across Tasmania.

eReferrals

Primary Health Tasmania is working with the Tasmanian Health Service and Tasmanian Department of Health to establish a single system to support electronic patient referral – otherwise known as eReferral – across primary care and into hospital outpatients.

eReferrals are a way to send secure, electronic referral communication between primary health care providers, hospitals, specialists and allied health practitioners.

Click here to go to our Tasmanian eReferral system’s online engagement portal and find out more, including how to get involved.

Teach-back

Teach-back is a simple conversational tool used to check client understanding. Using teach-back can help your clients self-manage their health and make informed decisions about their health care. Teach-back is not a test of the clients’ knowledge; it’s a test of how well you have communicated.

Primary Health Tasmania commissioned TasCOSS to develop two educational videos about using the teach-back method during telehealth consultations:

Electronic transfer of prescriptions

Electronic transfer of prescriptions (eTP) describes describes the safe and secure transfer of prescription information between a prescriber (such as a doctor, specialist and so on) and a community pharmacy using an electronic system known as a Prescription Exchange Service (PES).

Find out more about eTP, and how to enable it at your practice.

Digital Health Guide

The Digital Health Guide is a free online database that provides up-to-date information on a large number of commonly used digital health solutions –mobile health apps and digital health communities.

Primary Health Tasmania supported the development of the Digital Health Guide and has purchased a licence for all Tasmanian health professionals to use the guide.

The Digital Health Guide uses the same login and password as Tasmanian HealthPathways.

Don’t know the login? Contact us to request it.

PHN Exchange

The PHN Exchange has been developed as a portal to share data and data related resources with the Tasmanian health community. The portal shows aggregated data by local government area from a variety of sources and the resources section provides a one-stop-shop to a wealth of data tools and websites.

The PHN Exchange also allows general practices sharing data with Primary Health Tasmania under the Primary Health Information Network (PHIN) to access their practice data report. This part of the exchange is not publicly accessible and general practices must register to access this information.

If you are a general practice, share data under the PHIN program and don’t yet have access to your practice data report let us know by emailing providersupport@primaryhealthtas.com.au and we can assist you.