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Phone: 08 8231 4169
Email: info@hcasa.asn.au
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Consumers at the centre of health
in South Australia

Congratulations to the Clinical Governance Unit, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) on winning the award for Partnering with Consumers, Carers, and Community. Their work on the consumer-led fasting guidelines was recognised as a collaborative project between consumers and staff, which has improved the patient experience and reduced negative feedback about fasting by 60%. You can read more about this award-winning work and find out about the other award winners here.

The Government is expanding My Health Record for all Australians in 2018. The aim is to give all Australians control of their own health record, what it contains and how it is accessed. You also have a choice to opt out of having a My Health Record if you prefer. You can find more information below.

My Health Record legislation provides protections for the privacy of medical information in the system. It has bank strength security which ensures information is stored and accessed by only trusted connected health systems. You can find out about the security of My Health Record below.

The My Health Record system has been designed to enable individuals to control who can access their My Health Record or specific information held within it. Find out more about how you can control who accesses My Health Record below.

Expanding My Health Record 2018

Security of My Health Record

Setting access controls to My Health Record

The HCA brochure is available to order online. It was designed to promote awareness of our organisation and our services. The key messages include who we are, which services we provide, and how you can become involved with us. If your organisation would benefit from having copies of our brochure available to your consumers and/or staff, you can place an order here.

Knowing there is a great deal of passion among the CAN members for primary health and prevention in both physical and mental health, HCA sent out a call for feedback on the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' creative concepts. SA Health was impressed with the quality of the feedback, and appreciated the 29 members who took the time to respond. HCA is pleased to be working with such a caring, intelligent and generous group of people. The CAN meets quarterly, and is open to anyone who has attended HCA’s Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training. Please contact Kathy on 8231 4169 if you would like to join.

Surgeon and author Atul Gawande‘s book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” examines how the treatment of the elderly and the dying can be improved, an issue which was brought home for Gawande when his father was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. You can listen to the podcast here 

HCA attended the State Budget briefing in June. You can find our summary of the health budget here:

 State Budget 2017 -18 HCA Summary

HCA is pleased to release our new brochure, designed to promote awareness of our organisation and our services. The key messages include who we are, which services we provide, and how you can become involved with us. You can view and order the HCA brochure here.

The Australian Government Department of Health has published a list of useful factsheets on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The factsheets contain a listing of Medicare services that are subsidised by the Australian Government. You can view the factsheets here.

 

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