Secure electronic communications


Summary

Exchange of information between general practice and the healthcare sector should be safe, secure, trusted and seamless, regardless of the technology used.

Secure electronic communications enable the safe and efficient exchange of clinical information between healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care.

The RACGP is currently reviewing its position on secure electronic communications and will publish an update later in March 2021.

The need for healthcare providers to connect to each other safely and securely is greater than ever. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, on behalf of the Australian Digital Health Agency, has produced a report on the Safety and Quality Benefits of Secure Messaging.