- We work with different areas of government for healthcare services.
- This helps us provide better healthcare services to you.
- We work with local governments to deliver better health services in your local community.
- These relationships are a key priority of the Tasmanian Government.
- Local Government Partnerships encourage local input to community and economic development.
- They also promote shared responsibilities for better targeted service delivery.
- They are administered by the Tasmanian Government’s Local Government Division.
- Our Partnership Agreements demonstrate the mutual benefits that can arise when Local Government and the State Government collaborate.
- They also allow local governments to understand more clearly how it can contribute to health and wellbeing through collaborative arrangements with us.
- We contribute to many Partnership Agreements and are involved in numerous health and human services related activities through these including for issues from ageing and health care service delivery to youth initiatives.
- Learn more on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
Local Government Council
We are also involved in the Premier's Local Government Council. It is a high-level forum for discussions between State and Local Government on state-wide issues of significance and meets four times a year to discuss topical and continuing issues. Key projects include:
- Financial Reform
- Communication and Consultation
- Simplifying Planning Schemes
- Waste Management
Learn more on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
- We work with the Australian Government to deliver better health services for Tasmania.
- We have many complementary service interrelationships, for example around the provision of aged care, community care and homelessness.
- Financial assistance amounts to a significant percentage of our funding. It is largely in the form of Specific Purpose Payments (SPPs) provided through Commonwealth/State Agreements.
Government departments we work with
The principal Australian Government departments that we work with are:
To ensure a consistent Tasmanian approach to issues, we also work collaboratively with:
Intergovernmental Reference Group (IGRG)
- DPAC plays a coordinating role in ensuring that policy advice to Ministers attending Ministerial Council meetings is considered from a whole of government perspective.
- This includes convening, on a quarterly basis, an Intergovernmental Reference Group (IGRG) meeting comprising representatives from all government agencies.
- The objective of the IGRG is to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding issues being discussed at a national level by portfolio agencies, including through relevant Ministerial Councils.
- The peak intergovernmental forum is the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), of which the Premier is the Tasmanian representative.
- At a national level, key policy, service and funding issues are managed through Ministerial Councils and Conferences.
- At a local level, the Department maintains relationships with the local offices of the DOHA and FACS.
My Health Record
- My Health Record is a digital summary of your key health information.
- It is run by the Australian Digital Health Agency. This is part of the Australian Government.
- It means you can securely access your health information online.
- You can access your health information from any device connected to the internet.
- It gives important information to people taking care of your health. For example, your medicines or allergies.
- This can help you get the right treatment.
- You don’t need to be sick to benefit from having a My Health Record.
- It’s a convenient way to record and track your health information over time.
Who has control of your My Health Record information?
- You can choose to share your health information with people looking after you.
- You can add your own information.
- You can ask your doctor to also add information.
- You can also ask that some information not be uploaded to your record.
- You can set access controls to restrict who can and can’t see your health information.
- You can review your own health information.
- You can see the information your healthcare providers can see.
- You can set up SMS or email notifications so you know when your record is accessed.
- The government has set up important technology to make sure your information is secure.
How we use My Health Record in Tasmania
- We are working to connect our public hospitals to the My Health Record system.
- Some public hospitals can add information about your health. For example, medication or reports.
- Your information won’t always be added because the provider may use a paper-based system.
- See which hospitals and laboratories use My Health Record.
- Let your treating hospital know if you do not want your health information added.
Where to get more information about My Health Record
- Fact Sheet - My Health Record in the Tasmanian Health Service
- Phone: 1800 723 471
- Visit My Health Record website.