Patient portal power harnessed for lower North Island shared care record
New Zealand's South Island usually gets all the glory for the successful implementation of its island-wide shared care record known as HealthOne, which covers the million-strong population and is accessible to primary and secondary care, but work has been underway in the lower North Island for a number of years on the roll out of that region's Shared Care Record, which harnesses the power of the patient portals that are increasingly proliferating throughout the country.
What started in Wellington has now extended out to the Hutt Valley and up to Manawatu-Wanganui and about 700,000 people now have a record. The Shared Care Record project uses Medtech's ManageMyHealth platform to create a record that is accessible at the push of a button in the region's hospitals, and the portal part of which is also an essential element in the Health Care Homes model that is also increasingly being adopted in New Zealand.
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