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Submission to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Feb 2, 2021

Audiology Australia has provided a submission to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) on the draft National Safety and Quality Primary Healthcare Standards (the Standards).

The purpose of the Standards is to assist primary healthcare providers minimise the risk of harm to patients and improve the quality of primary healthcare services delivered.

Key points in AudA’s submission to the Commission include:

* A recommendation to amend the explanatory note in relation to the My Health Record System as the current lack of conformant clinical software products available for many allied health providers will make it difficult for providers to meet the requirement of adding and editing patient information in the My Health Record system.

* Strong support for the provision of practical guidance and assistance in order to help providers implement the Standards.

* The acknowledgement that the primary healthcare workforce is heavily credentialed and the implementation of the Standards may present practical challenges to providers.

AudA’s submission can be viewed here.

For further information, please call 03 9940 3900 or email: info@audiology.asn.au

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