Central PHO rolls out ManageMyHealth for shared care

Central PHO has funded the roll-out of a shared care record using Medtech Global's ManageMyHealth platform to general practices in the MedCentral district, with 18 practices currently participating in Horowhenua, Manawatu, Otaki and Tararua.

The shared care record includes details of health history, prescribed medicines, allergies, immunisations, reminders, test results and discharge summaries held in general practice systems.

It is accessible to clinicians at after-hours GP services, hospital emergency departments, hospital inpatient and outpatient services and aged care facilities in the region, including City Doctors and Radius Accident & Medical in Palmerston North and the Horowhenua after-hours clinic in Levin.

All patients enrolled with the Central PHO general practices are eligible for a shared care record but can opt-out completely or choose not to allow specific information from being shared.

Central PHO executive clinical director Chiquita Hansen said there was a high demand from patients for this sort of service and many were surprised it wasn't already available.

"The transition of patient care through different times of the week, between health providers and across a range of medical centres has traditionally been a challenging area in health care but the shared care record is a positive step to smoothing the patient journey,” Ms Hansen said.

The Shared Care Record project is also being implemented in other areas of the MidCentral DHB as well as in the Wairarapa and Capital & Coast DHBs.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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