Consumers would like convenience of eHealth records at pharmacies: survey

Three in four Australians think it would be very or somewhat convenient if their eHealth records were available at their local pharmacy immediately after a doctor’s appointment to avoid having to repeat themselves, new research shows.

The Healthy Futures Report, commissioned by the Pharmacy Guild and conducted by McCrindle Research, also found that technology supports such as the ability to fill scripts requested by phone, email or SMS, receive notifications by app or SMS or receiving informative emails would help people take their prescribed medications.

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# Terry Hannan 2017-03-14 07:49
Why not give the patient or carer the record(s)? From first hand experience the empowerment and the patient involvement (or carers) in their own care is profound. They can share it with whom ever they wish.
# Kate McDonald 2017-03-14 08:41
Are you now in favour of a personally controlled electronic health record, Terry?
# Terry Hannan 2017-03-14 11:04
Kate, ALL my patients have a copy of my/their record either by "e" or printed if they do not use "e". So yes (always have been in favour) but WHICH record and which format and functionality? Structure, format, standardisation and interoperabilit y as well as clinical interface adaptability are critical.
1. Biondich PG, Mamlin B, Hannan TJ, Tierney WM. A call for collaboration: building an EMR for developing countries. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:894. Epub 2006/06/17.
2. Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Wolfe BA, Fraser H, Jazayeri D, Allen C, et al. Cooking up an open source EMR for developing countries: OpenMRS - a recipe for successful collaboration. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:529-33. Epub 2007/01/24.
# Jazz Rowland 2017-03-14 11:37
Great to see some research being conducted in this area and being made public. Consumers/Patie nts see their Health records as 'theirs' and not owned by their health provider and this is why more and more Patients will continue to put the pressure on their provider to provide full visibility and access, and real-time correspondence.
# Terry Hannan 2017-03-14 11:55
Jazz, this has been going on for a long time. it is nice to see the topic being aired on this well read site.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC344574/
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/saving-health
# Jazz Rowland 2017-03-14 12:28
Don't I know it! The patient in me alone has wanted change for a long time. If it's so commonly known, why have no big changes been made with the patient in mind? And why has there been so much inertia over adopting technology that allows for these changes? Both rhetorical questions but provide context to my original post.
+1 # Vickie Edwards 2017-03-15 09:10
I am all for the electronic health record and believe it will add significant value to the consumer and the multiple carer groups and improve care dramatically. What I don't understand it why diagnostic services (x ray etc) have not taken this up, so reports from scans etc can be uploaded as well. I have been to two different providers recently and neither upload the report or the images as they "don't have the software" - this is a significant hole in the process and needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Interface with the eHR should be compulsory for all health providers along with the opt out model for consumers.

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