VACCHO supports Aboriginal community controlled organisations to use and connect to My Health Record - a secure online portal for your health records.
VACCHO can assist with:
To find out how we can work with you, please contact our Digital Health Coordinator or phone 03 9411 9411
How to access your My Health Record: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-you-your-family/howtos/log-in
My Health Record for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-healthcare-professionals/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-health-services
Telehealth uses video cameras and computer screens to connect patients to specialists and doctors through videoconferencing technology. It means patients do not have to travel away from their Community to receive care, so it is quicker and less complicated than an in-person visit. Patients will be able to see, hear and talk to the specialist over videoconferencing.
VACCHO has been funded to increase telehealth capacity and utilisation across the ACCO sector. Telehealth provides an opportunity to improve access to services for Aboriginal people, in all regions of Victoria. There is potential to reduce distance, time and cost barriers, as well as provide the most culturally appropriate service option. Telehealth technology provides an opportunity for patients to remain in an ACCO, a place which they have identified as safe and accessible. Aboriginal Health Workers will be able to act as cultural brokers and ensure there is a two-way understanding between health professionals and the patient.
Today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to telehealth, electronic prescriptions, My Health Record and more.
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For more information about the National Digital Health Strategy visit the website.