Digital health for residential aged care facilities
In response to recommendations made from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Murray PHN has received funding to support residential aged care facilities (RACFs) with training and equipment to enhance virtual and after-hours access to care.
Local RACFs who haven't previously applied for a Commonwealth Funded Telehealth Grant through Murray PHN, can apply to receive $10,000 in funding for IT equipment or infrastructure. For more information, including how to apply, click here. Expressions of interest will close when all funds have been exhausted.
My Health Record
My Health Record is a secure and convenient way for residents and their health and care teams to share immunisation records, details about allergies, medicines, test results, and shared health summaries. Having key health information centrally located saves time by chasing information. It also reduces duplication and risk, and promotes consistent, quality care. To learn more about My Health Record, click here.
healthdirect Video Call
Telehealth is not a solution for every health condition but can provide additional reliability and increased access to appointments, particularly in rural areas and in the after hours period, without the need to transport patients and cause them extra distress.
Video Call is a secure video conferencing service purpose-built for health consultations. It enables multiple clinicians, family members or carers to attend an appointment. To learn more, register and start using Video Call, click here.
Resources and training
Resources and training to support after hours access to care and early recognition of deteriorating conditions are in development. In addition, a schedule of monthly lunch and learn webinars is being finalised to provide updates on key resources and initiatives.
Lunch and Learn webinars
Introduction to Murray PHN - 17 April 2023 recording:
For more information or support contact Murray PHN's Aged Care Digital Health Care team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Page last updated 31 May 2023