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 webinars

APNA, in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency are delighted to continue the Nurse DIGEST educational webinar series into 2021.
Expanding the focus from the My Health Record system, the Nurse DIGEST 2021 series seeks to explore useful digital technologies designed to enhance your daily practice.
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. 

Nurse DIGEST 2021
11 Feb 2021 - Getting Digital Health Ready - view recording
04 Mar 2021 - Electronic Prescriptions - helping your patients understand
01 Apr 2021 -  COVID Vaccine and the Role of My Health Record
06 May 2021-  Active Script List - functionality within electronic prescriptions
03 Jun 2021 -  Utilising Digital Health Tools in Telehealth
Register below: *topics may be subject to alteration

View recordings of previous Nurse DIGEST 2020 sessions:
   View 6 August 2020 - Nursing Covid-19 - Viewing My Health Record
   View 3 September 2020 - Uploading to My Health Record: the nurse's role
   View 1 October 2020 - Updating My Health Record: is the information you're seeing current?
   View 5 November 2020 - How do you Use My Health Record in Practice?
   View 3 December 2020 - Over to You! Panel discussion: ask the questions you want to know about My Health Record

Further Education and Resources

Nurse Digest webinar recordings

Discuss the webinar on the My Health Record Community of Practice.
Apply here.

APNA Online Learning

*NEW* 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 Podcast

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

Australian Digital Health Agency Online Learning

Access My Health Record Online Training here

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