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Mackay pharmacist urges others to get on board with digital health records All too often, it can be challenging for a pharmacist to determine a treatment method for a patient based on very little or no knowledge at all of their previous health history. Working as a Consultant Pharmacist between various pharmacies in the Mackay…

A My Health Record can help you avoid stroke damage or even death Having a My Health Record could potentially save a stroke victim’s life or prevent serious brain damage as early action based on correct health information is critical after a person has had a stroke. Northern Queenslanders are being encouraged to access their…

Launch of three-month opt-out period for rest of Australia For the rest of Australia, this week marks the launch of the three month opt-out period for the Federal Government’s My Health Record expansion program. In the northern Queensland region, most people already have a My Health Record that was created as part of the 2016…

Creating a My Health Record is one way men can be proactive about their health and make it a priority this Men’s Health Week, running between June 11 – 17. My Health Record is a secure online summary of a person’s health information that can be accessed at any time by the individual and their…

Dr Elizabeth Jackson is a strong believer that digital health is the way forward for Australia’s healthcare system. The Cairns-based obstetrician and gynaecologist is an active user of My Health Record and positively described her experiences with Northern Queensland Primary Health Network’s Digital Health team. “Being able to utilise My Health Record has been an…

Townsville resident Rebecca Vella believes that My Health Record is an essential tool – and one that she uses often – to keep track of all of her important health information. Rebecca’s fiancé is a proud member of the Australian Defence Force, which means the couple are packing up their entire lives and moving to…

Sharing your story can make it easier for others Sandra Oui, is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community member, who was born and still resides in Townsville working for the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Women as an Aged Care Coordinator. Sandra first came in to contact with My Health Record…

Cairns Central Medical Centre has been part of the Cairns community for nearly 20 years. Their mission is to provide a comprehensive family health care service and they believe that quality healthcare should be available to all, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the ageing population, and people with chronic and complex diseases….

A key part of Marnie Stark’s role as the Community Development Officer for Deaf Services Queensland (DSQ) in Mackay is to support members of the deaf and hard of hearing community, and making sure they have equal access to information. With nine out of 10 north Queenslanders now having a My Health Record, it was…

“It’s so easy to use and I can see how it is going to make my job much easier,” said Terry White pharmacist Rebecca Zarate, who took part in a professional development training opportunity offered by Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) in Townsville. In February, NQPHN partnered with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and…