Friday, May 04, 2018
ADHA Can’t Even Say What They Mean As Far As myHR Availability Is Concerned?
This appeared last week:
Hospital pharmacist Leonie Abbott discusses the benefits of My Health Record.
This article originally appeared on Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM).
By the end of this year, every Australian will have a My Health Record unless they decide they do not want one – and all healthcare providers need to be prepared, wherever they are.
Already 5.5 million Australians – more than 20% of the population – have a My Health Record.
Almost 1,000 public and private hospitals around Australia have connected to the My Health Record system via their electronic medical record systems. Across Australia, 72% of public hospitals are connected to My Health Record – covering approximately 81% of available beds nationally.
Hospital pharmacist Leonie Abbott from the University Hospital Geelong, at Barwon Health in Victoria, has been uploading records to, and using My Health Record, since 2013.
She said having My Health Record accessible ‘24/7’ is an extremely useful benefit of the system.
“Within a busy emergency department, being able to access information at any time is essential. Patients come in at any time of the day or night with emergencies, and often they have little healthcare information with them, including knowledge of their medicines.
“My Heath Record is a summary of multiple clinical information software all in one record. It gives some preliminary information that may allow you to identify which healthcare practitioner in the community to call. This avoids unnecessary phone calls, or faxes and time wasted,” Ms Abbott said.
Lots more here:
When you go to the new website what you find is this:
There is currently no planned outage to the My Health Record system
So knowing how, in the past weekends have been favoured for downtime, and reading here that there can be planned, as well as obviously unplanned, outages the 24/7 has not in the past been true and won’t be in the future.
Here is a recent example:
Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Release 9.2 of the My Health Record system is a technology release which will improve some functionality for both individuals and healthcare providers. There will be minor visible changes to the user experience, mainly to improve access on mobile devices.
Release 9.2 is scheduled to go live on Monday 22nd January 2018.
There will be a planned outage from 8pm Friday 19th January to 6am Saturday 20th January.
Here is the link:
That is 14 hours off-line – not really 24/7 I would say – and not really fit for the purpose claimed – isn’t Friday night the busiest time in ED? Great for planed downtime!
More proof it is not a clinically focused clinical system but a useless data pile.
Might be good to get the story straight. Anytime is not all the time, but when it suits us and we have not had an unexpected outage!
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Friday, May 04, 2018