Tuesday, February 12, 2013

AusHealthIT Poll Number 154 – Results – 12th February, 2013.

The question was:

If NEHRS / PCEHR Were to be Extended, What Functions Would You See as Top Priority for Next Inclusion?

Imaging, perhaps based on DICOM 6% (2)
Pathology content, based on HL7v2 12% (4)
Pathology content, based on HL7v3 9% (3)
Pathology Ordering For Clinicians 3% (1)
Ability for consumers to load medical history (for example, where they've changed doctors and have the paper files or electronic copy) 12% (4)
Enhanced Medication Management Capabilities 33% (11)
User Interaction With NEHRS For Appointment Making, Repeat Requests, Doctor E-Mail etc. 18% (6)
Other (Explain Via Comment At Last Poll Result Please) 6% (2)
Total votes: 33
Very interesting. Looks like medication management and user-interactivity are the hot items.
Again, many thanks to those that voted!


Anonymous said...


Don't forget addressing eDischarge Summaries and eReferrals as per the Deloitte National eHealth Strategy (2008)

Previously drawn attention to here: http://aushealthit.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/there-is-fundamental-problem-here-that.html

Anonymous said...

In addition to the ones mentioned I think that better user authentication and access controls to health information may become a priority, given the recent amendments to the Privacy Act and civil penalties associated with a data breach.

Anonymous said...

I believe that eDischarge and eReferrals are already available in PCEHR, albeit not yet widely being uploaded by hospitals and clinical software respectively.

I believe Medical Director supports upload of eReferrals.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous 2/13/2013 10:19:00 AM

Not referring to eReferrals and eDischarge Summaries "via" the PCEHR, but direct ehealth communications between providers/clinicians across sectors independent of the PCEHR.

This was the highest priority in the Deloitte eHealth Strategy (2008) in getting the healthcare system connected and communicating via ehealth, independent and as a precursor to any Shared Electronic Healthcare record repositories (i.e. SEHR/iEHR/PCEHR).
For some strange reason NEHTA and DOHA have avoided this necessary strategic step to their own failing PCEHR detriment!

Anonymous said...

I see, the title of the post was "If NEHRS/PCEHR was to be extended", so thought that was what you were referring to.