On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 2019, SCoA attended two My Health Record community education consultation workshops run by the Australian Digital Health Agency.
The Agency sought feedback on the distinct needs of different cohorts in relation to the use and access of their My Health Record. It also explored the different barriers individuals within each cohort may face, and the best way to overcome these barriers. The first workshop SCoA attended focused on parents and families. The second workshop was centered on the needs of older Australians.
In each of these workshops, SCoA emphasised the unique and diverse needs of newly arrived migrants and refugees, and CALD communities in accessing information about, and using their My Health Record. In particular, SCoA highlighted the need for in-language and translated resources and communication, and to explore different avenues of disseminating information, such as social media, video and audio resources.
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