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The Australian Digital Health Agency in partnership with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is conducting a project to establish routine use of the My Health Record system by clinicians in hospital emergency departments.

A model has been developed based on the My Health Record participation trials conducted in the Primary Health Networks (PHNs) of Nepean Blue Mountains and Northern Queensland, where the majority of the local population has a My Health Record. The Commission has collaborated with hospitals within these PHNs in development of the model. The model will be piloted in other hospitals in 2018.

The project is led by a senior emergency department clinician and  is overseen by the Agency, the Commission, NSW Health and Queensland Health, as well as consumer and clinical representatives. Stakeholders and consumers have been consulted via roundtables, workshops and targeted interviews.

As part of this project, a literature review was conducted. The findings from this review address two principle research questions:

  • What are the benefits of using Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in hospital emergency departments?
  • What barriers and enablers affect the routine use of EHRs by clinicians in hospital emergency departments?

You can download the literature review and environmental scan here

If you have any questions about the My Health Record in Emergency Departments Project please contact:

Dr Andrew Hugman

Clinical Lead, My Health Record in Emergency Departments
Phone: 02 9126 3673
Email: Andrew.Hugman@safetyandquality.gov.au

Dr Paul Miles

Project Manager, My Health Record in Emergency Departments
Phone: 02 9126 3562
Email: Paul.Miles@safetyandquality.gov.au