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The Australian Digital Health Agency would like to confirm that secure messaging software – including Argus – does not connect to the My Health Record. Instead, this type of software allows one healthcare provider to send a message directly to another through a secure electronic channel....

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The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program saves lives – but it needs the support of general practices. The evidence is clear that a recommendation from a primary healthcare provider is an important motivator for participation in bowel cancer screening. View the fact sheet on how General...

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Pathology reports are a vital tool to help identify the nature and causes of disease. They underpin every aspect of medicine from diagnostic testing and monitoring of chronic diseases to blood transfusion technologies. Australian health outcomes will be improved following Queensland based specialis...

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The Department of Health (DoH) has updated the Red Book that provides guidance on prohibited practices in commercial relationships between referrers and providers of pathology and diagnostic imaging services.  The Red Book was originally published in 2008 when the new legislated regulations we...

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The TAC is seeking experienced health and disability practitioners to join the dynamic team of experts on their Clinical Panel. This is a limited opportunity to join the Clinical Panel, which provides advice and information to help people injured in transport accidents get their lives back on trac...

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Head to Health gives you access to Australia’s mental health services and support in one place.  Read More
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Hospital discharge planners and physicians can refer eligible Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) clients to a range of DVA-funded medical and allied health services for post-operative care and rehabilitation.   Hospital discharge planners have an important role in coordinating the transiti...

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The 9-valent HPV vaccine Gardasil®9 (two dose schedule) will replace the 4-valent HPV Gardasil® (three does schedule), on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Vaccination providers will play a key role in informing patients about Gardasil®9. The HPV vaccine is primarily delivered th...

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The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.   The Australian Digital Health Agency and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) identified Berrigan, a town in the Riverina region of New Sout...

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On 1 February 2018 the Department of Health revised the application assessment for the Special Approved Placements Program (SAPP).  Read More
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