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Education for Healthcare Professionals

There are a variety of educational resources to support health professionals and other professionals working with older Australians to learn about telehealth and e-Health.

Australian Digital Health Agency. Australian Government Current (freely accessible website)
The Australian Digital Health Agency's role is to lead the uptake of e-Health systems and to coordinate the progression and adoption of e-Health by delivering urgently needed integration infrastructure and standards to health professionals. This website provides a range of resources to assist with the implementation and use of e-health products across the sector.

Health Information Education Directory. Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) Current (freely accessible website)
ACHI supports increased recruitment and employment of appropriately qualified Health Information professionals in the health system. This website seeks to enhance the communication of the diversity of entry points in the Health Informatics profession and education providers and pathways in Australasia by making key information about the HI educational journey publicly available for the benefit of employers, policy-makers, recruiters and prospective students.

Telehealth e-Health and social media modules. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM) Current (freely accessible website)
Website provides range of educational modules to assist clinicians and practice staff to make decisions regarding the use and implementation of a range of e-Health solutions relevant to rural generalist practice. The e-Health website provides information and advice regarding use of telehealth in practice and also includes access to resources including standards, toolkits, news items and webcasts.

My Health Record. Australian Government Department of Health Current (freely accessible website)
Information for both health professionals and consumers about access to and use of My Health record (online health record).

Education guide - Telehealth - supporting Indigenous health. Australian Government Department of Human Services Current (freely accessible website)
Case study for an indigenous patient including eligible telehealth services and claiming MBS items.

Telehealth resources. Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) Current (freely accessible website)
This webpage provides links to telehealth resources for practice nurses that include factsheets for patients and workplaces, a series of case studies, posters fand MBS number sheet for telehealth item numbers.

Telehealth and your practice. Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Current (freely accessible website)
The RACGP website has information and resources for general practitioners regarding implementation of telehealth in practices and also access to resources around guidelines and standards of use.

Telehealth: The physicians telehealth support project. Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Current (freely accessible website)
Information, guidelines, education and resources on implementing telehealth through the physicians telehealth support project including access to the RACP Introduction to telehealth CPD module.

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Page updated 29 May 2017