- The HI Service processed 13 million transactions in May 2015, compared to 6-7million per month 12 months ago. This represents 13 million requests from software in healthcare organisations for an identifier for a patient, healthcare provider or a healthcare organisation (over 500,000 transactions a day in peak times).
- National Terminology is now being embedded into clinical information systems. In Victorian hospitals we have already seen the Australian Medicines Terminology eliminate transcription errors and hand a 3% time efficiency gain to hospital pharmacists – 1.5 hours a week to spend on clinical work.
- SNOMED has increased coded allergy documentation from 10-60% at the Sanitarium Hospital in Sydney. It is also used in hospitals in WA, ACT, Tasmania.
- There are more than 350,000 products on the National Product Catalogue from 464 suppliers. Recallnet enables suppliers to share real-time product recall and withdrawal notifications with their trading partners and regulators in a secure and efficient manner; recall notifications which used to take several days now occur in under two hours.
- NEHTA undertook the design and specification work for the national eHealth record system funded directly by the federal government. Since it’s launch in 2012, NEHTA has played a supporting role in its operation, based on specifications maintenance and development, clinical safety work, and software integration work.
- Secure Messaging Delivery (SMD) rollout has progressed, but more slowly than we would like. There are patches of good implementation: Tasmania has rolled out SMD to 80% of their GPs, and 88% of electronic discharge summaries are now being sent via SMD. Queensland Health are trialling an SMD solution that connects to the National Health Service Directory, also delivered as part of NEHTA’s work programme.
- The NASH commenced operation in 2012 and has issued over 8,000 certificates to healthcare provider individuals and over 12,000 certificates to healthcare organisations. This enables certificate holders to meet a high standard of authentication to view medical information including records from the eHealth record system.