HealthVitalIT content is created by South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), providing education on the use of technology for general practices and other primary healthcare providers.
Articles tailored to various skills levels are contained within, grouped under:
- IT Management
- Practice IT
- Digital Health
- Online Presence
- Staff SKills
Also included is a Digital Capability Quiz. The short quiz aims to identify how skilled a practice may be in the above areas. At the completion of the quiz, it will suggest suitable articles to help the practice move to the next level.
Other useful resources
For more articles and resources on the use of technology by general practices, these websites provide good information:
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) - Click on Running a Practice tab then click Technology
- Practice Coaching e-learning website
About South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN)
At South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), we foster and support a more equitable, person-centred and seamless health system to positively impact the health outcomes for our communities.
Reporting to an independent Board, our vision is for the people of south east Melbourne to have the opportunity to live their healthiest lives possible.
We support this by providing:
- Evidence, planning and influencing services to meet population health needs.
- Capacity building services to grow primary health and its workforce in our region.
- Commissioning services to translate national and state policy into local services and the regional health system.
We are 1 of 6 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Victoria, and 31 PHNs across Australia, with around 1.6 million residents in our catchment.
Funded primarily by the Australian Government, the Commonwealth priority areas for improvement and innovation for primary health are: Mental health; Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD); Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health; Aged care; Population health; Health workforce development and Digital health.
Our local focus is to positively impact population health and service demand, consumer-focused healthcare, primary health services, innovation and system reform and organisational excellence and sustainability.
Our strategy, ‘Path to Impact’, clearly articulates SEMPHN’s role within the wider healthcare system and community to maximise our value to south east Melbourne communities, health service consumers and providers, funders and policy makers.