Health technologies and digital health

Health technologies play a role in nearly every area of health. Using digital information and modern communication technologies effectively is vital to the future of our health system.

About health technologies and digital health

Find out what we mean by these terms.

What we do

Read about our role and responsibilities in the areas of health technologies and digital health.

Health technology assessments (HTAs)

Learn how we use HTAs to assess the value of medicines, vaccines, medical devices and medical services.

Reform and reviews

Find out about current HTA reforms and reviews.

Related initiatives and programs

Related initiatives and programs

2020–25 National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA)

Signed by all Australian governments, the 2020–25 Addendum to National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) aims to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure our health system is sustainable.

Better Access initiative

The Better Access initiative gives Medicare rebates to help people access mental health professionals and care, regardless of where they live. Find out how the initiative works, who is eligible and how you can access supports.

Co-design of an Enhanced Consumer Engagement Process

The Enhanced Consumer Engagement Process is an opportunity to increase the patient and consumer voice earlier. This will inform how we assess submissions for the reimbursement of innovative medicines and consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

Australian Digital Health Agency

Our portfolio agency, the Australian Digital Health Agency, aims to improve health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of national digital health services and systems.

See its site for details on how to use services like My Health Record, telehealth, electronic prescriptions and more.

Visit the agency's site

Resources

Resources

Stoma Appliance Scheme – Peristeen Plus authorisation form

Use this form to apply for access to Peristeen Plus on the Stoma Appliance Scheme. This form should be completed by the applicant or their authorised representative as well as the applicant’s authorised health professional.

Stoma Appliance Scheme – Operational guidelines

These guidelines explain the practices and procedures that must be followed by participating stoma associations that provide stoma-related products to their members under the Australian Government’s subsidised Stoma Appliance Scheme.