Digital health for allied health professionals
A branch of Digital Health technologies useful for AHP practices is Secure Messaging. Traditionally, allied health professionals (AHPs) communicate with GPs and specialist with letters and faxes. Both methods have drawbacks/advantages, and with the emergence of digital health technologies, may not be as reliable, convenient, or as secure as Secure Messaging services.
Secure Messaging is a highly encrypted method of transmitting letters, test results and other medical documents between AHPs and GPs/ specialists/ other AHPs. CESPHN can assist with embracing Digital Health and Secure Messaging in your AHP practice.(https://lnkd.in/gbH2bpVS )
To start using Secure Messaging is easy. First start by registering yourself with a Secure Messaging provider. Then send your letters using the Secure Messaging service. Ask for assistance from your CESPHN. (email@example.com)
Patient outcomes and interdisciplinary communication may improve once you start using Secure Messaging as it provides a timely, efficient, and a secure mode of communication between AHPs and GPs/specialists. Secure Messaging is also a good way of enhancing respectful collegiate relationships and interdisciplinary communication between AHPs and GP/ specialists and other AHPs.
The benefits are:
- simple to set up,
- improve respectful, collegiate communication with GPs/ specialists/ AHPs,
- improve patient outcomes by reducing the time waiting for documents to be delivered,
- receive documents electronically into software (Selected software only. Removing the need for scanning),
- no more illegible and faxed documents,
- cost saving on staff time, stationery, and postage, and
- environmentally friendly.
If you’re interested in learning more, including how to set up secure messaging, contact CESPHN digital health & QI team: firstname.lastname@example.org and see link https://lnkd.in/gbH2bpVS.
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