My Health Record and Aged Care
The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released in February 2021 outlined over 148 recommendations, many of which were directly linked to improving care. The report highlighted the need for the aged care sector to improve digital health connection, including aged care facilities being connected to the My Health Record (MyHR).
The ANMF is working closely with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to increase awareness of the MyHR and all it has to offer in the aged care setting to improve care. We have developed a number of education tools to assist ANMF members in their understanding of the MyHR, its benefits and how the facility they work in can be connected. The education tools are available below.
Introductory Webinar - ‘My Health Record in Aged Care’
Join this pre-recorded webinar about the MyHR. Learn how having access to key health information can contribute to the safer use of medicines, better decision support for nurses and improved transitions of care. This webinar provides an opportunity for nurses and care workers working in aged care to better understand how the MyHR can be used to improve care outcomes.
Three brief interviews with ANMF members working in different roles in aged care discussing their experience with the MyHR:
Cheryl Reid, a registered nurse who works in aged care in South Australia
Melinda Brooks, a Nurse Practitioner in wound management in Victoria
Anthony Wilson, Nurse Manager Informatics and Productivity in Queensland
What nurses need to know about using My Health Record in aged care
ANMJ Article: What nurses need to know about using My Health Record in aged care