National Digital Health Strategy set to be ready in five years: ACSA

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The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) approved the Strategy in August and proposes seven key outcomes be up-and-running by 2022 including:

  • Health information that is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
  • Health information that can be exchanged securely.
  • Better availability and access to prescriptions and medicines information.
  • A workforce confidently using digital technologies to deliver health and care.

ACSA, which represents the sector on the Australian Digital Health Agency Medicines Safety Program Steering Group, says a framework to decide on an implementation is now due by the end of the year.

You can read the full list of outcomes here.