Leecare PCEHR-compliant as aged care hooks up

Aged care software vendor Leecare Solutions has been certified as PCEHR-compliant and granted production access to the national system.

Leecare Solutions CEO Caroline Lee said users of the most recent version of its Platinum 5.0 software can now access residents' PCEHRs, upload documents and download any existing documents in the system.

Dr Lee said the company began installing the recent upgrade in client facilities a few weeks ago and would soon begin trialling PCEHR access at RSL LifeCare in NSW. Kooweerup Regional Health Services in Victoria would follow soon after, she said.

“Medicare Locals for both of them have been really active in assisting with the process,” Dr Lee said. “Plans have already commenced for the improvement of assisted registration in aged care programs also. As the PCEHR is an opt in system for all Australians, registration and authority from each resident of an aged care facility is required to gain the benefits of a single shared health record."

Dr Lee said the roll out of the PCEHR in aged care was a huge step for the system.

“People in aged care – they are the most vulnerable, they're the ones we will need the information from quickest, and the information on the PCEHR will be the most valuable for them, particularly for transfers and discharges,” she said.

The creation of a transfer document has been discussed among members of NEHTA's aged care software vendors panel – which includes Leecare Solutions, Autumncare, DCA, iCareHealth and EOS Technologies – but had not been approved as yet, she said.

“At the moment what is also being discussed to be included is assisted registration and the prescribing and dispensing records,” she said.

Pulse+IT understands that that along with Leecare Solutions, one other vendor has completed its notice of connection (NOC) and compliance, conformance and accreditation (CCA) testing, and has also been granted production access.

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