APNA Digital Health Community of Practice

What is a Community of Practice?

APNA’s Digital Health Community of Practice online communication platform provides an accessible environment in which nurses can share their experiences, develop ideas and increase their knowledge relating to the use of digital health systems and processes within the primary health care environment. Nurses will be provided with practical tips and advice as to how to incorporate My Health Record seamlessly into their daily practice.

Benefits to joining APNA’s Digital Health Community of Practice

  • Access to peer knowledge and expertise in a respectful environment
  • Collaborative learning with others who share a similar working situation
  • Resource sharing and best practice methodologies
  • Enhanced personal development and self-confidence
  • Access to experienced APNA staff to guide engagement, discussion, and support
  • Access to Australian Digital Health Agency educators and subject matter experts

Ready to join? Follow these easy steps

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. You will receive an email when you have been approved for the group. 
    Click the link and create an account.
  3. Download the Workplace app to your device
    You can also download the Work Chat app
  4. Sign in and get talking

Handy Hint! We all lead busy lives and can miss important information, so here’s a handy hint to stay connected…

Position your Workplace and Workplace Chat icons next to your other social media icons on your device.
Don’t forget to turn on notifications so you won’t miss a thing!

Email notifications can be changed by going to your Settings when logged into Workplace. Go to Notifications in the menu and change the Email settings.

Nurse DIGEST educational webinar series

APNA, in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency, is delighted to host the Nurse DIGEST educational webinar series. The Nurse DIGEST series seeks to explore useful digital technologies designed to enhance your daily practice. Sessions are only 30 minutes long and recordings of past events are available below for future viewing.
And we've made it so easy for you to register.
You can choose which sessions you’re going to sign up to, or sign up to all of them at the same time! There's some great topics to explore together - get them into your diary now!

Register for upcoming events
*New series of Nurse DIGEST coming soon*

View recordings of previous Nurse DIGEST sessions: 

09 Jun 2022 - My Health Record: Improving communication between specialists and general practice - view recording
12 May 2022 - Electronic prescriptions for consumers - view recording
10 Mar 2022 - Answering common questions in digital health - view recording
10 Feb 2022 - What's new in My Health Record: NASH renewals and Covid Dashboard updates - view recording
11 Nov 2021 - Missing information in My Health Record - view recording
14 Oct 2021 - Using the overview functions in My Health Record - view recording

03 Jun 2021 - Utilising Digital Health Tools in Telehealth - view recording
06 May 2021- Active Script List - functionality within electronic prescriptions - view recording
01 Apr 2021 - COVID Vaccine and the Role of My Health Record - view recording
04 Mar 2021 - Electronic Prescriptions - helping your patients understand - view recording
11 Feb 2021 - Getting Digital Health Ready - view recording

03 Dec 2020 - Over to You! Ask the questions you want to know about My Health Record - view recording
05 Nov 2020 - How do you Use My Health Record in Practice? - view recording
01 Oct 2020  - Updating My Health Record: is the information you're seeing current? - view recording
03 Sep 2020 - Uploading to My Health Record: the nurse's role - view recording
06 Aug 2020 - Nursing Covid-19 - Viewing My Health Record - view recording

Further Education and Resources

APNA Online Learning

My Health Record: Taking your patient care to the next level 
Develop confidence and expand knowledge in the use of My Health Record system for primary health care nurses.

Australian Digital Health Agency Online Learning

Access My Health Record Online Training here

Nursing Australia Week Webinar

My Health Record - supporting nurses in clinical practice
This webinar was delivered by the Australian Digital Health Agency during APNA's Nursing Australia Week (Nov 2021) and features APNA member Helen Curtin sharing practical insight as to how her use of My Health Record system has benefited and supported better care for patients.

Digital Health Podcasts

‘Not Just a Nurse Podcast’ with Angela Ryan from the Australian Digital Health Agency (Nov 2020)

'Incorporating Electronic Prescribing into Practice' with Nurse Practitioner Sian Pritchard (July 2022)

National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework

Developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency and Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), in collaboration with APNA and other peak body organisations, the National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework outlines the capabilities required to support individuals and organisations in extending their digital health development. The framework should be used as a resource to guide individuals, employers, and educators in their workplace and professional development planning and delivery.



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