A new media release on 30 September 2019 from Australian Digital Health Agency stated that both public and private health care professionals can now see patients’ pathology and diagnostic imaging reports as well as test results on My Health Record.
Just last week, a new media release from Digital Health of Australia reported that almost all public providers have already uploaded on My Health Record. The number of private providers registration and upload is also increasing.
The Australian Digital Health Agency is continuously working with the rest of the healthcare provider organisations across Australia to connect healthcare professionals to the My Health Record system and increase the amount of information available to consumers with a My Health Record.
This is seen as a significant progress in connecting pathology and diagnostic imaging providers to the My Health Record. It is estimated that every week, over 850,000 diagnostic reports are being uploaded.
This means that more Australians can have instant access to their diagnostic test results online. Patient’s pathology and diagnostic imaging reports and test results will also be grouped together to better support healthcare professionals in making more informed, faster and more accurate clinical decisions.
Especially in complex situations when health care providers have to make decisions about a patient’s health and treatment options, instant access to important test results and information will certainly be advantageous.
Visit here for the list of Diagnostic imaging and pathology providers having uploaded to My Health Record.
According to the release, currently there are more than 31 million clinical documents and 1.3 billion Medicare documents uploaded to My Health Record.
Thanks to this upgrade, CIS applications which have implemented the My Health Record Document List will be able to provide the Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Overviews without additional support from the CIS vendors. The diagnostic imaging reports health care teams have requested or have been nominated to receive will be sent directly to them.
With patients having their My Health Record, their diagnostic imaging reports will also be recorded instantly to their My Health Record by the diagnostic imaging service.
The Australian Journal of Pharmacy’s new article have seen this new upgrade as an enhancement to the clinical workflow capabilities, which will not only enable healthcare providers to identify and group together relevant tests and results more easily but also to keep track of multiple tests, knowing the time the test was conducted as well as monitoring patients’ health condition over time.
Professor Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency, believed that the upgrade has helped them to have a quick snapshot of a patient’s test result history, which will eventually help them to provide the best possible healthcare to patients.
Brad Rossiter, a kidney and pancreas transplant patient based in NSW, expressed his thoughts in an article about the true benefit of reports being uploaded to My Health Record to him as a patient. Specifically, he had to do blood tests every three months in Canberra; however, the reports are not instantly shared to his GP as well as Canberra Hospital. Therefore, as his reports are now uploaded to My Health Record, his care team will all get access to his blood test and results.
In summary, sharing diagnostic imaging reports with the My Health Record will support the patient care through increasing access to information, reduction of unnecessary duplicate testing, saving time in locating or requesting copies of results.
Patients will also benefit from being able to see, keep track of and monitor their results over time in their My Health Record.
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