Consumers’ voice drives digital health
Health consumers are central to the design and delivery of a digital transformed health sector and the ongoing development of My Health Record, a digital system that enables improved safety and quality of patient care.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) will ensure that digital health solutions are consumercentred and advance the efficiency, quality, and delivery of healthcare in Australia.
“Our unique partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency will ensure health consumers have a real voice in developing Australia’s digital health capability. “Importantly, the MoU supports the national effort to promote increased use of the My Health Record system by consumers and carers,” CHF CEO Leanne Wells said.
Agency CEO Tim Kelsey said the Agency’s ongoing commitment to consumer and community partnerships is critical to helping improve health outcomes for all Australians. “With the support of CHF and our other stakeholders, My Health Record will significantly transform the health system. It will improve efficiency, quality, and delivery of healthcare,” Mr Kelsey said.