Workshops to help pharmacists make the most of My Health Record

Monday 4 March 2019

 

Pharmacists are invited to participate in a series of free interactive workshops designed to help them get the most out of My Health Record as a tool to support better patient care and health outcomes.

 

9 out of 10 Australians now have a My Health Record and approximately 15,460 healthcare providers are registered to use the system.

 

About 84% of community pharmacies are registered for My Health Record — and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Australian Digital Health Agency are committed to supporting pharmacists with training as they learn to use the system.

 

PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said the workshops aligned with one of the key actions identified in PSA’s recent Pharmacists in 2023 report to make full use of pharmacists’ skills and improve the health of all Australians: Embrace digital transformation to improve the quality use of medicines; support the delivery of safe, effective, and efficient healthcare; and facilitate collaborative models of care.

 

“Pharmacists in 2023 states there is a strong need for technological improvement in pharmacist care,” Dr Freeman said.

 

“That’s why we identified technology as a key enabler that will support pharmacists in 2023 to be more responsible and accountable for medicines safety.

 

“These workshops will give pharmacists who are unfamiliar with the system the confidence to use My Health Record — and to communicate more effectively with other health professionals so they can deliver more coordinated care.

 

“At the end of the day, up-skilling pharmacists in the use of My Health Record will deliver better health outcomes and empower consumers through greater access to information.”

 

Pharmacists are invited to attend the Overcoming barriers to My Health Record implementation in pharmacy workshops between March and May 2019 to engage with Digital Health Leaders and explore how to implement and use the My Health Record effectively in their pharmacy.

 

Specialist workshops for accredited pharmacists to explore how to connect with My Health Record and embed it in their regular practice will also be provided.

 

Pharmacists can register online for the Overcoming barriers to My Health Record implementation in pharmacy workshops or the My Health Record for Accredited Pharmacists workshops, or call 1300 369 772 for more information.

 

Media contact:
Jarryd Luke
Senior Communications Officer
0487 922 176