What you told us

In developing this National Digital Health Strategy, the Australian Digital Health Agency led the extensive “Your health. Your say” consultation process to ensure that the strategy was informed by Australian consumers, carers, healthcare providers, community groups, professional bodies and many other key health stakeholders.

Four key themes emerged, forming the foundation of the National Digital Health Strategy. These themes have been used as a key input and inform all elements of this strategy.

Read more - What does Australia want from a digital health strategy?

More than 3100 people attended meetings forums, workshops, webcasts and town halls across Australia, and we received over 1050 submissions. Thank you for sharing your views with us!

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

Nurse with patient in hospital foyer

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

My Health Record - young female patient with male GP in office

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

Older woman visiting female GP office

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

Flying doctor and young family

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.

Australian Outback with Aboriginal women

Read more - Australia's National Digital Health Strategy - Safe, Seamless and Secure