My Health Record set to tick over to 5 million registrations

Almost one in five Australians now have a My Health Record as the system nears its fifth year in operation, with the number of hospital discharge summaries uploaded reaching one million and shared health summaries increasing at a steady rate.

The latest figures also show that pathology and diagnostic imaging reports from the public sector are starting to flow, albeit in very small numbers, along with specialist letters.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: PCEHR, My Health Record, MyHR

Comments  

# Lynden Crawford 2017-06-15 08:11
Hi Kate
Great article :)
"There are 861,035 shared health summaries on the system as of June 11, along with 999,509 discharge summaries, 267,532 event summaries, 62,000 pathology reports and 50,000 diagnostic imaging reports."
Do you know what percentage of these discharge summaries, pathology etc are actually allocated to patient records with consent? and how many are just sitting in limbo within the MyEHR waiting for a home?
# Kate McDonald 2017-06-15 08:17
Hi Lynden. I'm not sure what you mean by sitting in limbo. All of those individual summaries are attached to individual records through the individual healthcare identifier, as far as I'm aware. If this is wrong let me know and I'll follow it up with the ADHA.
# Thinus van Rensburg 2017-06-15 10:10
So there are nearly 900K Shared Health Summaries floating around.
I have many patients seeing me for skin checks that has GPs elsewhere and if they have a MHR I always check it - I have up to now only seen two SHSs. One was completely empty and uploaded by a PN, the other had less info in it than what I had in my skin cancer related records.
Garbage in Garbage out - how does one get the quality of this system improved?
And the same goes for the poor quality records transferred GP to GP, GP to Specialist and GP to Hospital
At this stage the focus is heavily on quantity while quality lags. And if we do not address this we (as in GPs) will be maneuvered out of the process by the other stakeholders when they (quite correctly) say our records are crap and should be ignored

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