Allied health digital readiness resources

These reports represent key findings of two studies on the perspectives on allied health professionals, software vendors, medical practitioners and consumers regarding allied health information in My Health Record.

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Digital health tools, such as My Health Record can support safe and secure sharing of clinical information between health providers and reduce duplication of services and testing.

At the time of commissioning these studies in 2022–23, allied health professionals had low uptake of My Health Record. As an initial step to support improvements to allied health access to My Health Record, we undertook:

  • a scoping review to provide a comprehensive overview of the barriers to the use of digital health tools among allied health professionals and identify options for increased adoption of My Health Record by allied health professionals
  • a research report summarising the allied health information in My Health Record of importance to consumers and other health professionals. 

These two projects are now complete, and the findings are available below.

Building on these findings, the Australian Government is investing $6.1 million over 2 years commencing in 2023–24 to support allied health professionals to develop connections to My Health Record. This will be alongside a marketing and education campaign to promote My Health Record use amongst allied health professionals. This will support more members of a patient’s health care team to have access to their key health information to support integrated care.

This investment complements the Australian Government’s investments in modernising My Health Record and digital health.

Information sharing report

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