STAT6001 Sharing Information for Practice of Patient Care Between Health Professionals Assessment 2 Answer
E-health is providing treatment to patients with the usage of digital technologies. E-health is the usage of digital technologies in the health care area.Ethical and legal challenges exist in the area of e-health. Health care professionals face issues to maintain the privacy of the data in e-health. Mental health care professionals have to follow the ‘Mental health care act of 2007’ in Australia to treat the patient by maintaining their rights. The PWMI act depicts that patients need to talk about the vulnerable treatment if they face any. This presentation will demonstrate how different health professionals across health services share information for best practice of patient care.
Different health care professionals across different services
In Australia, e-health is used by different health care professionals in different areas of health services. Doctors use a number of technical tools to share information with the patients such as mobile phones, e-mails and others. However, doctors have a legal responsibility to maintain the privacy of the patient's information. Patients share their personal information to achieve proper treatment, therefore, doctors need to maintain the confidentiality of the information. Electronic medical records are used by doctors to manage the patient's information. Along with that, in the area of nursing, EHR enables the nurses to manage the medical records of the patients. The online appointing tool helps the nurses to provide information to the patients about their appointment with the doctors.
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Pharmacists and social health workers are the other healthcare professionals. Technology is used by these health workers professionals in their practice to share information with the patients. Pharmacists use electronic prescribing tools to provide medical information to the patients electronically. Along with that, pharmacists follow HIPAA act to avoid ethical and legal issues in health care practice. Social health care professionals have responsibilities to aware the people with healthcare information. In this case, different social media tools are used by them to share information with other people in society. However, in order to share the information, social health workers have to follow ethics and legal acts of Australia to avoid the cyber security risks.
In modern health care practice, e-health has become important as health care professionals can use technologies in e-health to manage communications with the patients. Doctors use mobile phones and other devices to provide information to patients with technology. On the other hand, in the area of nursing EHR has great importance to manage the records of the patients electronically. Along with that, pharmacists also use technology to share information but by following the legal acts in Australia. In order to spread any health-related information, social media is an effective technique which is used by the social health workers in Australia. However, in this case, legal acts are related to this area also for sharing the information smoothly with the people.