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The importance of digital health tools in improving the sharing of information across the healthcare sector is central to our work. Digital health tools can reduce the time spent accessing health history by streamlining information into one secure location. This seamless integration improves continuity of care and can potentially save valuable time, especially in emergency situations. 

As part of this measure and to implement the Government’s response to Recommendation 68(link is external) (refer page 253), the Department of Health and Aged Care engaged the Agency to support the residential aged care sector to ensure older Australians receive better connected aged and healthcare enabled by increased use of the My Health Record system. 

We are working closely with aged care Clinical Information Systems (CIS) and Electronic Medication Management Systems (eMMS) software developers to become conformant to the My Health Record system and support the use of the new Aged Care Transfer Summary (ACTS) document.       

To gain a deeper understanding of the impact of digital health in the aged care sector, visit the Residential Aged Care(link is external) page on our website. 

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