Communities across Australia could benefit from improved integration of digital health.

The Australian Digital Health Agency is focused on improving digital health outcomes in Australian communities through the use of technology to deliver better quality healthcare  – especially during transition of care, such as from the community to the hospital when medication errors are most likely to occur.

The digital health Communities of Excellence program will create learnings from a fully connected community, which could be replicated across similar communities.

One of the two communities that will take part in the initiative is Hedland in WA. The population size, strong local clinical and digital leadership as well as community support make Hedland ideal for this initiative.