HealtheNet and My Health Record update
Nine in 10 Australians had a My Health Record created for them in February 2019. My Health Record (MHR) – intended as a central repository for Australians’ health information – is seeing significant growth in data uploading and viewing, with a huge uptake from clinicians in NSW hospitals and primary care.
All public hospitals are now uploading clinical information to MHR via the HealtheNet Clinical Portal. Below is a summary of what is being shared with the MHR from NSW public hospitals:
- Diagnostic Imaging (DI): uploading DI reports for all inpatients and emergency encounters. Public hospitals who are using a private imaging provider may not be sending to MHR. Work is currently underway to enable outpatient diagnostic imaging reports to send to MHR.
- Pathology results: the majority of Local Health Districts (LHDs) are uploading pathology results for all inpatients and emergency encounters; work is currently underway to enable outpatient pathology results to send to MHR across all LHDs.
- Discharge summaries: uploading discharge summaries for all inpatient and emergency encounters. Work is currently underway to enable community / outpatient discharge summaries to send to MHR.
- Dispensed medication records (on discharge): the majority of LHDs in NSW are uploading dispensed medication records (on discharge) for all inpatient and emergency encounters.
For more information, see the fact sheet: Information for Primary Care Providers regarding HealtheNet and My Health Record.