Digital Readiness in Rural Community General Practice

Digital health technology has the potential to reduce system fragmentation and improve health outcomes in rural locations. However, the uptake of digital health technology in community general practice across Western Australia has been inconsistent.

The aim of this project is to identify the barriers and enablers that are influential in enabling or discouraging the use of digital technology in general practice so that strategies promoting digital uptake can be developed.

Getting Involved

To date, the project has completed a literature review identifying the range of factors requiring consideration when assessing digital readiness. The next stage of this project is a survey for GPs and general practice managers only, to assess the readiness and uptake of digital health technology in selected regional areas. The survey is accessible via the links below.

The regional areas selected for inclusion in this pilot are the Pilbara, Goldfields and Wheatbelt, we do ask that you only complete the survey if you are a GP or general practice manager working within these regions as no outside information will be considered.

  GP
Wheatbelt https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8exmfja5cOyO8M5
Pilbara https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jQ6jUfOLKrljy5
Goldfields https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iwUy67LK6VIpEh
Practice Manager
Wheatbelt https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTN5T5yaQFwIY0B
Pilbara https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pfBXi5xWOPbhUF
Goldfields https:///jfe/form/SV_b8jZiLm8n74cZ3D

If you experience any difficulties in completing the survey please email our Digital Health team.

This project has been commissioned by Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) through funding provided by the Australian Government under the Primary Health Networks (PHN) Program, and delivered in partnership with Curtin University, Rural Health West (RHW), and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI).