The Australian Digital Health Agency, in partnership with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), has recently announced the roll out of new e-learning modules on My Health Record that will benefit the nurses.
According to a recent press release, the new training will ensure nurses are able to use My Health Record in their everyday practice.
This training will ensure that that the information is consistent across the healthcare sector to improve patient outcomes.
The Agency partnered with the ACN to develop the training, guaranteeing that all materials are tailored to the nursing role.
The training is accredited by the ACN and will count towards a nurse’s continued professional development.
Why create the training for nurses?
A Specialist General Practice Nurse and Lecturer in Digital Health shared that the new e-learning module is the latest in a series of initiatives conducted by the Agency and the ACN to ensure nurses are intrinsic in the use of My Health Record.
It is critical that nurses have access to training that will support them to use the system with confidence and competence because they make up the largest number of healthcare professionals in Australia.
These e-learning modules will do exactly what is needed.
The My Health Record is another tool that can be added to the armoury in order to improve patient safety, boost efficiencies with the role, and allow for more time spent caring for the patients.
Earlier collaborations between the two organisations have included My Health Record Nurse Champions.
They were tasked with helping to support the broader nursing profession to use My Health Record in their everyday practice.
The Chair of ACN’s Nursing Informatics Community of Interest explained that as the frontline of the healthcare system, nurses will be the first point of contact for patients when discussing their options in using electronic health records.
Having the new e-learning modules will ensure that nurses are kept informed and equipped with the latest updates for best practice when using the My Health Record system.
Meanwhile, work is underway at the Australian Digital Health Agency to develop a Workforce and Education Roadmap.
This will be supporting nurses and other healthcare professionals in confidently using digital health technology to deliver health and care.
The Agency’s Chief Medical Advisor highlighted that the priority of the Agency is in empowering the healthcare professionals to confidently use My Health Record in their daily practice.
A healthcare workforce fully trained on My Health Record will ensure a safer and more sustainable health system for all Australians across the country.
What is the Australian Digital Health Agency?
The Agency is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems.
The Agency is also tasked with implementing Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia in collaboration with partners across the community.