Register for the Child Digital Health Record trial

The National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative is using the power of digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children. The Collaborative’s first initiative, the Child Digital Health Record, is designed to provide parents with a new, easy way to manage their child’s health information.

The Collaborative is excited to invite mothers to participate in a trial of this innovative tool, which is being run across two local health districts in New South Wales: Western Sydney (Blacktown) and Western NSW (Dubbo/Coonamble). This is an expression of interest opportunity only, and full trial registration packs will be provided at a later date.

What is the Child Digital Health Record?

Depending on their location in Australia, a child’s health and development information is captured in different paper records. As a result, parents must carry this vital information around in books as they go between healthcare appointments. Whenever a child’s record is forgotten or misplaced, it makes it difficult for healthcare providers to access the information they need to provide safe, high quality care at the time of presentation.

To tackle this issue, the Collaborative has combined the information from these different baby books, and used this dataset to create the Child Digital Health Record. For parents, this national, digitized health record takes the form of a user-friendly app which tracks a child’s key early health interactions, such as checkups, growth charts and development milestones. Through this app, parents can view and manage their child’s health information, and share this with different healthcare providers.

The benefits

The Child Digital Health Record is designed to help support a child’s health, wellbeing and development as they grow. It will:

  • Empower families to be partners in their child’s care alongside healthcare providers

  • Help ensure clinicians can access the information they need to provide safe, high-quality care – when and where it is needed

  • Enable families to have access to, and better control over, their child’s health information

  • Create a secure digital record that can’t be misplaced or left at home

  • Support better integrated and coordinated care for children and young people

Getting involved

The Child Digital Health Record is being tested in a ‘proof-of-concept’ trial in Western Sydney and Western NSW to evaluate how well the app works for mothers and healthcare providers. The community has always been at the heart of the Collaborative’s work, and this process will provide an important opportunity for mothers to provide feedback about their experience using the app.

To participate in the trial, mothers:

- Must be willing to participate and provide consent to the terms and conditions of the trial

- Must have access to a connected smart phone and be willing to download the Child Digital Health Record app

- Must currently reside in the trial area and plan to do so for the trial period, or in a catchment area and visiting the providers participating in the trial

- Must be planning to birth at either Blacktown Hospital or Dubbo Hospital

- Must be planning to visit Mt Druitt, Doonside, or Dubbo Community Health Centre, and/or the Aboriginal Medical Service or participating GPs in these areas or Coonamble Aboriginal Medical Service.

How the trial works

Mothers are invited to register their interest in taking part in the trial by submitting their contact details via the simple form at the end of this page. These details will be used by the Collaborative to contact those interested in participating in the trial and discuss their eligibility.

Registration packs will be available to mothers through a range of settings, including general practice surgeries, hospitals, and community clinics, as well as through other partners such as the Aboriginal Medical Service and Tresillian.

Once a mother has consented and been enrolled in the trial, they will be sent a link to download the app. During the trial, mothers’ experiences using the Child Digital Health Record app will be measured (for example, through questionnaires, surveys and analytics) and this will help inform the design of the Child Digital Health Record app and the potential for a broader, national rollout.

Register your interest now!

By taking part in the trial, you can play a role in improving the health and wellbeing of children in Australia, please register your interest by clicking the "Complete Form" button below, and a member of the Collaborative will get in touch with you.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jemma.Black@health.nsw.gov.au

Please note that all data entered through this expression of interest process will be held in accordance with our privacy policy.

The National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative is using the power of digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children. The Collaborative’s first initiative, the Child Digital Health Record, is designed to provide parents with a new, easy way to manage their child’s health information.

The Collaborative is excited to invite mothers to participate in a trial of this innovative tool, which is being run across two local health districts in New South Wales: Western Sydney (Blacktown) and Western NSW (Dubbo/Coonamble). This is an expression of interest opportunity only, and full trial registration packs will be provided at a later date.

What is the Child Digital Health Record?

Depending on their location in Australia, a child’s health and development information is captured in different paper records. As a result, parents must carry this vital information around in books as they go between healthcare appointments. Whenever a child’s record is forgotten or misplaced, it makes it difficult for healthcare providers to access the information they need to provide safe, high quality care at the time of presentation.

To tackle this issue, the Collaborative has combined the information from these different baby books, and used this dataset to create the Child Digital Health Record. For parents, this national, digitized health record takes the form of a user-friendly app which tracks a child’s key early health interactions, such as checkups, growth charts and development milestones. Through this app, parents can view and manage their child’s health information, and share this with different healthcare providers.

The benefits

The Child Digital Health Record is designed to help support a child’s health, wellbeing and development as they grow. It will:

  • Empower families to be partners in their child’s care alongside healthcare providers

  • Help ensure clinicians can access the information they need to provide safe, high-quality care – when and where it is needed

  • Enable families to have access to, and better control over, their child’s health information

  • Create a secure digital record that can’t be misplaced or left at home

  • Support better integrated and coordinated care for children and young people

Getting involved

The Child Digital Health Record is being tested in a ‘proof-of-concept’ trial in Western Sydney and Western NSW to evaluate how well the app works for mothers and healthcare providers. The community has always been at the heart of the Collaborative’s work, and this process will provide an important opportunity for mothers to provide feedback about their experience using the app.

To participate in the trial, mothers:

- Must be willing to participate and provide consent to the terms and conditions of the trial

- Must have access to a connected smart phone and be willing to download the Child Digital Health Record app

- Must currently reside in the trial area and plan to do so for the trial period, or in a catchment area and visiting the providers participating in the trial

- Must be planning to birth at either Blacktown Hospital or Dubbo Hospital

- Must be planning to visit Mt Druitt, Doonside, or Dubbo Community Health Centre, and/or the Aboriginal Medical Service or participating GPs in these areas or Coonamble Aboriginal Medical Service.

How the trial works

Mothers are invited to register their interest in taking part in the trial by submitting their contact details via the simple form at the end of this page. These details will be used by the Collaborative to contact those interested in participating in the trial and discuss their eligibility.

Registration packs will be available to mothers through a range of settings, including general practice surgeries, hospitals, and community clinics, as well as through other partners such as the Aboriginal Medical Service and Tresillian.

Once a mother has consented and been enrolled in the trial, they will be sent a link to download the app. During the trial, mothers’ experiences using the Child Digital Health Record app will be measured (for example, through questionnaires, surveys and analytics) and this will help inform the design of the Child Digital Health Record app and the potential for a broader, national rollout.

Register your interest now!

By taking part in the trial, you can play a role in improving the health and wellbeing of children in Australia, please register your interest by clicking the "Complete Form" button below, and a member of the Collaborative will get in touch with you.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jemma.Black@health.nsw.gov.au

Please note that all data entered through this expression of interest process will be held in accordance with our privacy policy.

  • Expression of Interest for CDHR trial

    To register your interest in participating in the Child Digital Health Record trial, please enter your contact details below. This is an expression of interest opportunity only, and full consumer packs will be provided at a later date.

    All data entered will be held in accordance with our privacy policy.


    To register your interest in participating in the Child Digital Health Record trial, please enter your contact details below. This is an expression of interest opportunity only, and full consumer packs will be provided at a later date.

    All data entered will be held in accordance with our privacy policy.


    Complete Form