POLAR to explore data visualisation in GP workflow under MyHR test bed

Melbourne-based GP research network Outcome Health will integrate My Health Record data into the hospital admission risk predictor tool the organisation is rolling out to practices involved in its POLAR project, in one of two digital health test beds it is leading under the Australian Digital Health Agency's $8.5 million test bed program.

It will also work on expanding the POLAR tool – it stands for POpulation Level Analysis and Reporting – to provide a new capability for GPs to visualise what has happened to a patient in a particular amount of time from within their clinical workflow.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: My Health Record, Test beds, POLAR, Outcome Health


0 # Glenn Rosendahl 2018-07-20 09:27
I can only assume this is not using 'de-identified data'. The practice information about a particular patient is being compared against external information about the same patient to reate a forecast about likely future ('recent') risk of hospital emergency attendance, of hospital admission. The GP then being tasked to limit and minimize this risk. In what way is the patient being informed of this analytic process? Who other than the GP and the patient is made aware of this information? How will the GP be financially rewarded for reviewing this analysis and acting on it? To what degree can the hospital/State government (the hospital funder) impose discipline/judg ement on the GP for not 'preventing a ED attendance/hosp ital admission?

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