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Fionna Granger - Department of Health - PCEHR and Pathology Reports

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Fionna Granger, First Assistant Secretary, eHealth Operations Branch, Department of Health presented "PCEHR and Pathology Reports" at the National Pathology Forum 2013. …

Fionna Granger, First Assistant Secretary, eHealth Operations Branch, Department of Health presented "PCEHR and Pathology Reports" at the National Pathology Forum 2013.

This annual conference provides a platform for the public and private sectors to come together and discuss all the latest issues affecting the pathology sector in Australia. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.informa.com.au/pathologyforum

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  • 1. PCEHR and Pathology Reports Fionna Granger First Assistant Secretary Operations Branch, eHealth Department of Health 15 October 2013
  • 2. Why do we need electronic health records?  18% of medical errors caused by inadequate availability of patient information  Year ending 30 Sept 2011, Australians spent 262 million nights away from home  Every week 34% of GPs treat a patient for whom they have no current information  Economic modelling undertaken by Deloitte (2010-2011) estimates that the direct benefits of the PCEHR will be worth approximately $11.5 billion over 15 years. 00 Document title Date
  • 3. Features of the Australian eHealth record Views, Searches and Reports Current PCEHR System Current system • Consumer health summary • Consumer entered notes •Consumer entered child data (CeHR) – portal and mobile app Views Consumers and their Representatives Information Sources Search Consumers and their Representatives Current system • Shared Health Summaries • Event Summaries • Discharge Summaries • Specialist letters • eReferrals •Prescription and dispense records X Views Search Healthcare Providers PCEHR System Core Services National Prescription and Dispense Repository Reports Medicare Repository Reporting Users Record Management Current system •Medicare History • PBS History • Organ Donor • Childhood immunisations Healthcare Providers (via clinical systems) Medicare
  • 4. What’s captured by the PCEHR? 00 Document title Date
  • 5. Supporting Healthcare Providers • The system is designed to be integrated into existing local clinical information systems • Faster and easier access to patients’ health information means faster, holistic, safer care • Approximately 90% of all GP clinical software is now PCEHR compliant
  • 6. Charting progress: PCEHR Adoption  Over, 970,000 consumers have registered for an eHealth record.  An average of 6,500 Australians are signing up per day for an eHealth record.  5,517 healthcare organisations (HPI-Os) have registered for access to the PCEHR, covering all the health care providers who work in them.  The PCEHR currently contains about 30,000 clinical documents, and is growing at a rate of approx. 2,500 documents a week.  There are nearly 27,000 consumer entered health summaries, 239,975 childhood immunisation records, and 120,762 organ donor registry documents. 00 Document title Date
  • 7. Future Functionality Key Priorities: • Advance Care documents • NT My eHealth Record, including: • Diagnostic Imagery reports • Pathology reports
  • 8. Pathology Reports • Sharing of pathology report information via the PCEHR will: • Support continuity of care; • Increase visibility for individuals to manage their own healthcare; and • Potentially decrease duplication of tests.
  • 9. Questions? • More information @ ehealth.gov.au and nehta.gov.au

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