On the 4th of July, Health Minister Hon Greg Hunt MP launched Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy and Framework for Action. The strategy acknowledges digital health as a nationwide priority and outlines strategies for improving service delivery and health outcomes. The strategy has been developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). The ADHA was established in 2016 by the government of Australia to lead the development of the strategy and to also drive its implementation. The Strategy is the product of consultation and co-production with patients, carers and consumers, healthcare professionals, industry, organisations and innovators.
Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy
Some of the ways in which the strategy outlines the role of digital health in improving service and delivery include: supporting a more efficient and timely health system; centralising patient information; and providing greater access to healthcare across Australia. The ADHA has created a number of resources:
Download the full National Digital Health Strategy and Framework
Download the Digital Health timeline
Video on the results of the consultation process