Thursday, June 14, 2018
Does Anybody Know Where This Is Actually Up To Now We Are Into June 2018.
This popped up a few days ago:
By: Teresa Umali
Published: 4 Jun 2018
Interoperability is an ongoing issue in an individual’s health record information. With the information fragmented across providers, some even stored as hard copies or scanned copies, retrieval of which becomes difficult especially during critical times. With the development of a National Health Interoperability Roadmap by December 2018, this can be solved.
An announcement from the Australian Digital Health Agency highlighted the government’s plan to connect health services all over the country through the National Health Interoperability Roadmap.
The process of easier access to health service records is about to become a reality. The National Health Interoperability Roadmap is on its way.
Interoperability among systems is an ongoing issue. Information on an individual’s health records are distributed and saved on different health facilities systems across the country. And they are stored as hard copies or scanned copies. Thus, a consumer does not have ready access to records as well as who can manage and access them.
Digital health has enormous potential for all Australians. However, this potential cannot be fully realised while information remains fragmented across providers. Work should be done in order for the different parts of Australia’s digital health system to work together. Interoperability, the ability to exchange information, should be achieved.
Some of the building blocks are already in place. My Health Record provides both a vehicle and a defining framework for the sharing of key information. Also, sharing information between providers who have a clinical relationship to each other and a shared patient are also being used. An example of which is pathology laboratories providing information back to referring GPs in highly useful electronic formats.
Lots more here:
We only now have about six months to go. I wondered, given the lack of Board Minutes and the like, if there is any progress to report?
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Thursday, June 14, 2018