We support health care providers to use digital health systems to improve patient care and communication.
Strengthening Our Health System Strategy
To strengthen the NT’s health system, we have come together with Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and Northern Territory Department of Health (NT Health) to develop the Strengthening Our Health System Strategy 2020-2025.
The strategy focuses on using digital health technologies to connect and integrate the way we deliver healthcare to Territorians no matter where they live.
It focuses on four strategic goals over the next five years:
Building healthier communities by empowering our people and communities to actively engage in their healthcare journey.
Enabling our workforce to improve current healthcare delivery approaches and embrace new ways of working.
Connecting our health system to ensure effective digital connections between systems, people, and processes.
Harnessing innovation to pursue technological advancements and innovation that will benefit our health system.
Communities of Excellence Program
The first program going ahead under the Strengthening Our Health System Strategy 2020 – 2025 is the East Arnhem Communities of Excellence. This aligns with Strategic Goal 1: Building healthier communities by empowering our people and communities to actively engage in their healthcare journey (see 1.2 of strategy).
The Australian Digital Health Agency has also come on board and is investing $75,000 to support the program.
The program aims to to embed digital health capabilities across targeted communities. We expect the program will improve health care provision and ultimately health outcomes. This will be done by bringing health care providers and organisations together to improve health care delivery, transitions of care, information sharing, and digital health literacy for providers and community members.