National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) certificate renewal

Services Australia, the Australian Digital Health Agency and clinical software vendors have been working together to upgrade the National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) solution. NASH SHA-1 (current solution) will now transition to the upgraded NASH SHA-2 security protocols. These updates are an advantage to your practice because they will: enhance the security protection of

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Access the National Cancer Screening Register via the Healthcare Provider Portal

The National Cancer Screening Register has introduced an integrated online Healthcare Provider Portal to increase interaction with the National Register. The portal integrates with Best Practice and is aiming to integrate with additional clinical information systems in the future (MedicalDirector coming soon).

Increase use of pathology electronic ordering

Electronic ordering of pathology (eOrders) is the communication of a pathology order via electronic transfer. Pathology eOrders is available as an integrated option for a number of pathology labs, via clinical information systems such as Best Practice and Medical Director.

We Are Open – extended hours response by general practice, AMS and pharmacy

“We Are Open” focuses on supporting general practice, AMSs and pharmacies to extend their opening hours at short notice. The  program is not currently open but will be activated in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Emergencies and natural disasters may disrupt access to health care facilities, reduce the availability of the

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Plan and prepare stand-by capacity for COVID-19 vaccination in general practice

Participating North Coast general practices will deliver Phases 1B, 2A and 2B  of the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy. Information and arrangements around the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations in general practice are rapidly emerging and changing, as this vaccination effort differs to routine or seasonal vaccination in other years. This vaccination effort differs to previous

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Delivering Phase 2A COVID-19 vaccination in general practice

From March 2021, North Coast some general practices (as engaged by the Commonwealth after expressing interest) will begin to deliver the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This project page will house the information and resources to facilitate the delivery of Phase 2B vaccine to the whole of population.

Delivering Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination in general practice

Eligible North Coast general practices will deliver Phase 1b  of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout strategy . This project page houses the Department of Health Phase 1b onboarding pack V2 and additional resources to facilitate  Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine delivery in general practice. Note: All COVID-19 vaccinators and clinical supervisors must complete all of the

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Mental Health Health Literacy Project

The Mental Health Literacy Initiative is funded by the Commonwealth and led by the NSW Mental Health Commission. The aim of the project is to work with people with a lived experience of mental ill-health to design, test and evaluate the education and training activities to make sure that they meet people’s needs.    

Mid North Coast Hospital Admission and Discharge Notifications Pilot

Hospital admission and discharge notifications (ADNs) are intended to improve the flow of information to the GP about a patient’s health journey beyond primary care. The Mid North Coast ADN pilot has been designed by eHealth NSW’s Integrated Care Program in partnership with the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD). The pilot starts in

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Northern NSW Local Health District eReferral Trial (NET)

If you adopt electronic referrals when referring to the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) or the Lismore Pain Clinic: 1. You receive an electronic acknowledgement that your referral was received. 2. You are updated electronically via secure message delivery: when the referral is being triaged when an appointment is made if a patient Does

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DiRECT-Aus Diabetes Remission Replication Project

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence: Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is

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Join the LUMOS Project

The LUMOS project is a partnership between NSW Primary Health Networks and the NSW Ministry of Health to link data across primary, ambulatory and acute care. LUMOS sheds light on the patient journey to create actionable insights about our health system. For more information, watch Healthy North Coast’s LUMOS Information Session presented by Adrian Power, Senior

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