The Digital Health Record is an exciting initiative that will support health services in Canberra into the future. The Digital Health Record will transform the way health care is provided in ACT public health services.
The Digital Health Record will record all interactions between a person and ACT public health services. This will include Canberra’s major hospitals, community health centres and Walk-in Centres.
Each person will have a Digital Health Record that can be accessed by a person’s health care team at any service location. This will allow staff to have faster access to information which will improve care and reduce errors. Staff will have more time to focus on the person requiring care, rather than searching for key health information stored in different places.
People will be able to access their own Digital Health Record through a secure website or a mobile app. This will allow them to access and update their information from home and manage future appointments. They may also be able to access patient education materials tailored to their record. In the future we expect that people may be able to talk to their care team through video or phone appointments if they are unable to attend a service in person.
The Digital Health Record is expected to be available in 2022/23. The timeline will be confirmed following procurement. Work is underway to ensure the Digital Health Record will be safe, secure and will meet the needs of patients and staff as Canberra continues to grow.
This page will be updated with further information as the Digital Health Record project progresses.
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, concerns or would like to join a mailing list to keep updated on progress please email us at DHR@act.gov.au or call 02 5124 9000.
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