Allscripts enables native view of My Health Record in SA’s Sunrise EMR

Electronic medical record (EMR) vendor Allscripts has worked with the Australian Digital Health Agency to embed a native viewer of the My Health Record in its Sunrise EMR used in a number of South Australian public hospitals.

SA Health previously rolled out a viewer for discharge summaries, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports and has been linked to the national system since 2013 using the locally developed Healthcare Identifiers and PCEHR Services (HIPS) technology.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Allscripts, My Health Record, Sunrise EMR


-2 # Paul Pankiewicz 2021-02-20 14:17
Hello Kate,
We read this article with interest. Unfortunately it is very misleading. The reality is that SA Health have used HIPS UI viewer and embedded it in the EMR application, which was performed by a SA Health developer. HIPS UI has a stand alone mode which SA Health were using since 2003 as noted and now they are using the HIPS UI in embedded mode. The point is the organisation has to be running HIPS to enable this. It is not a feature of Sunrise. Hope that clarifies what is going in on here. The article reads as if Allscripts has embedded a "native viewer" and replaced HIPS version. The HIPS UI application is that "native viewer". FYI it is running at most of the Jurisdiction public hospitals (VIC, TAS, NT, WA and now SAH). Cheers Paul
0 # Kate McDonald 2021-02-20 14:48
Thanks Paul but this doesn’t clear anything up. “HIPS UI since 2003”?
0 # Paul Pankiewicz 2021-02-20 15:08
If you said:-
According to ADHA, the agency and SA Health began work in mid-2020 to validate a proof of concept for the embedded viewer option in HIPS, building on work conducted during the My Health Record expansion program in 2018-19.
it would be clearer.
0 # Kate McDonald 2021-02-20 15:09
Nope, that doesn’t make anything clearer.
0 # Paul Pankiewicz 2021-02-20 15:17
Really? The sentence is more accurate as HIPS is providing the My Health Record Viewing capability thru a application called HIPS UI. The EMR is simply linking to HIPS to display the My Health Record information. We call that "Embedded mode". Cheers Paul
0 # Kate McDonald 2021-02-20 15:29
The point of the story is that clinicians can view the MyHR within their clinical workflow in the EMR used in five hospitals. This is in 2021, almost nine years after the PCEHR went live.

Your issue seems to be that I’m suggesting HIPS has been replaced. Nowhere do I say that.
0 # Duncan Priest 2021-02-20 15:30
Hi Kate, let me try:
In 2013 SA Health began uploading Discharge Summaries using HIPS. In 2019 SA Health began uploading Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Reports using HIPS, and also rolled out HIPS UI for viewing patients' My Health Records. In late 2020 SA Health went live with HIPS UI in embedded mode within Sunrise EMR for viewing patitents' My Health Records. At the same time work was also completed to view My Health Records using HIPS UI in embedded mode within OACIS, but my understanding is that this has not been rolled out for production use.
Cheers Duncan
0 # Kate McDonald 2021-02-20 15:42
Yes, you’re correct Duncan. I think Paul and I are odds over the meaning of the words embedded and native.
0 # Paul Pankiewicz 2021-02-20 16:25
Not Really Kate. The Title of the piece is suggesting Allscripts enabling a "Native" view in SA's Sunrise EMR. When in reality SA Health has enabled HIPS UI my health record viewer within the Allscripts EMR. It is HIPS UI that provides the view of My Health Record information. Hope that helps.
0 # Paul Pankiewicz 2021-02-20 16:56
sorry 2013
0 # Kate McDonald 2021-02-20 16:30
Right. So clinicians have a view of the MyHR within their EMR, as the story says.

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