Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) is pleased to support the roll out of the Digital Health Guide with a two-year subscription that covers all Gippsland General Practitioners and Allied Health Providers.
With an estimated 300,000 health and medical apps in the iTunes and Google Play stores, there has been an explosion in the number of digital health solutions for patients, carers and health care providers.
At a recent presentation on the Digital Health Guide, Tim Blake of Semantic Digital Consulting and former Chief Information Officer of Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services explained, “The Digital Health Guide provides a way to quickly find high-quality information on mobile health apps, helping GPs and allied health professionals to provide guidance to their patients on which solutions are good, which are bad, which have evidence etc. It also allows health providers to prescribe high-quality apps to patients, keeping a record of what they prescribed to whom and when.”
The Digital Health Guide is a tool created to help healthcare providers navigate the confusing space of digital health apps. This tool can make digital health safer and more accessible to those who can benefit from it the most; patients and carers.
By providing up-to-date information on commonly used digital health solutions, the Digital Health Guide gives healthcare providers a way to stay in touch with the rapidly changing digital health solutions market therefore enabling them to provide advice to their patients about what solutions may be appropriate.
Sematic Consulting have developed videos to help users navigate the site which are available here http://www.gphn.org.au/programs/digital-health-guide/.
A GP or Allied Health Provider can obtain their own username and password directly through the platform. It is recommended that each user has their own credentials, so they can customize their own settings such as saving pages to favourites for quick reference in future.