What is the Collaborative?
The National Children's Digital Health Collaborative (the Collaborative) was initially established in April 2017 to bring together Australia's leading experts in children’s health to identify and scope a number of strategic digital health projects and initiatives for funding by the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency). These initiatives had to be nationally focused, child-centred and clinician-friendly and must positively impact the health and social outcomes of Australia’s children and their families.The Collaborative comprises a wide variety of experts, including clinicians, consumers, governments, researchers, providers and industry representatives, who will be exploring, co-designing and testing ways for parents and healthcare providers to easily access standardised information on a child’s health and development. The Collaborative will test how information can be captured not only through a child’s interaction with the health system and other services such as school immunisation programs, but also through their mother’s relevant interactions during her pregnancy. Five key initiatives were scoped and approved for funding by the Agency Board in October 2017. The initiatives are:Child Digital Health Records Digital Pregnancy Record Child Digital Health Checks Digital Immunisation RecordsResearch This is an opportunity to help make Australia the best place in the world to raise healthy children and young people, and to be raised.