Maestro Toolbar connects practice software with Healthcare Identifier Service

NEXVIEW Systems has previewed a software utility that can enable clinical software to interface with Medicare Australia’s Healthcare Identifier Service. This repository contains over 23 million Individual Healthcare Identifiers (IHI), which are intended to be used to assist disparate healthcare organisations to reliably transfer patient information electronically.

Dubbed the Maestro Toolbar, the software is designed to extract patient demographic information from a clinical database and use this data to interrogate the Healthcare Identifier Service. If the demographic details are matched successfully with a record stored by Medicare Australia, the patient’s IHI is returned to the Maestro Toolbar. The IHI can then be inserted into the patient’s record in the clinical software, or simply held within the Maestro Toolbar if the clinical software does not yet support the storage of IHIs.

In addition to the Healthcare Identifier functionality, the Maestro Toolbar also brings together a range of other features. The utility can extract patient summaries from clinical software and upload this information to a centralised electronic health record system called Healthbank. A reporting function is also included, which allows practice staff to query their clinical software database and generate reports, regardless of whether the clinical software is running at the time.

The Maestro Toolbar also includes an instant messaging system, which allows practice staff to communicate with other users of the system within their practice in real time. This messaging system is complemented by another service embedded in the Toolbar called safeNET, which allows users to send files securely to other practices or external typing services by simply dragging and dropping them into a folder on their desktop.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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