Digital health is the electronic management of health information to deliver safe, efficient, and better-quality healthcare and enhanced and secure interaction between patient and provider.
There is a new registration process for healthcare providers who wish to register and connect to the My Health Record system.
It is a more streamlined process, available through Health Professionals Online Service (HPOS), improving registration time from weeks to hours. Before using this new registration process, you will need to have a PRODA account, which can be created here.
The three steps required for digital registration are:
CESPHN has developed the following webinars as a step by step guide:
For more information, see the registration overview here.
Organisations applying to receive the Practice Incentives Programme (PIP) from Medicare will need to complete these additional steps in order to be eligible to receive the incentive:
Once you have received confirmation that you have successfully registered, the next step is to set up the products for use within your organisation.
You can get your HPI-I from AHPRA. The only time you will need to register for a HPI-I is if you are not currently registered under AHPRA.
If you do not have a HPI-O, see How to register a seed organisation.
The HPI-I numbers and HPI-O numbers need to be put into your clinical software. Otherwise, you can request access via the online provider portal. The process for doing so requires different forms, so please contact the PHN for assistance.
Text will come up on the patient’s record on your software when the system is activated, otherwise, open the patient file and if no message box appears with an error message, then the system is functional.