1. Why isn’t the concept just as relevant for travel in and around NZ and OZ. If you are carrying it, it will be useful no matter where calamity strikes.
2.With a standard format – like say the Blue Button in the US (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Button) – it might be created by your GP / Pharmacist and be something that it is up to you to ensure currency and accuracy.
3. The technical architecture could be blockchain or maybe something a little less experimental.
4. The necessary Standards already exist and can be fairly cheaply deployed.
5. I suspect even a national roll-out would have heaps of change out of the cost to run the myHR.
By keeping things simple those who want to have a shareable clinical record can have one which they control and need to have nothing to do with that massive ADHA database.
To me the small USB key beats the myHR pretty much every time.
What do you think?
p.s. I have added a link to the NZ eHealthNews service in the favourite links panel on the blog home page. D.