Australia's National Digital Health strategy has launched!

Find out more about the the strategy - safe, seamless and secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia - was developed through extensive stakeholder consultation and draws on evidence of clinical and economic benefit from many sources within Australia and overseas.

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This is what we've learnt so far...

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

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
18%
Recommendation by healthcare professionals
14%
Publishing evidence of proven results
22%
App store reviews
10%

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National Digital Health Strategy consultation: What have we learned so far?

Over 1,050 online submissions have been received and more than 3,100 people have attended meetings, forums, workshops, webcasts and town halls across Australia – watch the video!

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Message from the Australian Digital Health Agency CEO – Tim Kelsey

Read a message from the CEO about how we launched a nationwide conversation which will shape the future of digital health in Australia.

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National Digital Health Strategy Update

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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 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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