We assist primary health care providers to understand and make meaningful use of digital health.

Supporting Health Professionals

The Australian digital health environment incorporates several digital infrastructure and technologies at national, state, regional and organisation levels.

Our Practice Development Coordinators provide general practice support for all aspects of digital health, including:

We are working with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to support the My Health Record adoption and embed My Health Record use and awareness across health care providers in Western Sydney.

Find out more information on My Health Record on our dedicated webpage or visit myhealthrecord.gov.au

The PIP eHealth Incentive aims to encourage practices to keep up-to-date with digital health and adopt new digital health technology as it becomes available.

The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive has been temporarily amended to provide greater support to general practice business continuity and ensure patients keep access to essential face-to-face care during the COVID-19 pandemic. GP Practices that open for face-to-face services for a minimum of four hours a day (or for part time practices for an average of 50% of their normal practice opening hours) will have their next two Practice Incentive Program Quality Improvement (PIPQI) payments doubled. Find out more on the Department of Health website. 

This electronic messaging software enables health professionals to send and receive sensitive or confidential documents electronically and securely. It is simple, easy to use and saves time and money.

A range of secure messaging products is available, including Medical-Objects, Argus and HealthLink.

We work with general practices to improve the quality of their patient data. This enhances outcomes for the practice and patients but also informs our population health planning.

Western Sydney GPs can now access their patients’ discharge summaries from public hospitals in Western Sydney via their clinical system through secure messaging.

To register to receive electronic discharge summaries please contact your Practice Development Coordinator or our Helpdesk on 8811 7117.

Additional Digital Health Enablers

These enablers offer local health care providers and community members streamlined access to information which aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care, offering unique features to support enhanced care and work together to support a more coordinated system.

Progressing Health Now

Find out more about other Programs and Priorities for Western Sydney.