Australia's National Digital Health strategy has launched!

Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy is designed to promote better health for all Australians enabled by seamless, safe, secure digital health services and technologies that provide a range of innovative, easy to use tools for both patients and providers.

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What you told us

80% of respondants

Over 80% of respondents agree that digital technologies will transform and improve healthcare outcomes in Australia.

Four times as many

Four times as many people want to access their personal health information on their smartphone than those who actually do.

45% have had difficulty accessing healthcare

45% have had difficulty accessing healthcare when they needed it.

People want data access to deliver information and technologies

People want data access to deliver information and technologies to make better informed health and care decisions.

People agreed that we need clear consensus

People agreed that we need clear consensus on an Australian digital health system and vision, available to all in a timely and accessible manner, with national and international standards (governance) in place.

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Message from the Australian Digital Health Agency CEO – Tim Kelsey

Tim declares that the Strategy is a major milestone for digital health in Australia, and looks forward to realising the vision it describes.

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Why conversation matters

We started a three month national conversation about digital health called Your Health. Your Say. in November 2016. Find out what Australians from all walks of life had to say.

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Latest Updates

Find out more about the themes that have emerged from the national consultation on the National Digital Health Strategy and how they have informed the Strategic Priority Areas.

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How could the use of digital services such as health apps best be managed?

Quality assurance by registered clinicians
36%
Quality assurance by a government body
17%
Recommendation by healthcare professionals
14%
Publishing evidence of proven results
22%
App store reviews
11%

About the Australian
 Digital Health Agency

The Agency leads and provides direction in developing digital health, bringing the Australian health system into the digital century.

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