Case Studies

PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency.

The Agency has a series of case studies which showcase successful digital health implementations in the healthcare community.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons incorporating SNOMED CT-AU

Since 2012, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has incorporated the use of SNOMED CT-AU into their logbook and clinical audit system (the Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool or ‘MALT’).

Read more: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons incorporating SNOMED CT-AU

ACT Health's use of IHIs to reduce duplicate records

The Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service and National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) are key foundations of the national My Health Record system.

The HI Service ensures that individuals, healthcare providers and healthcare organisations are identified consistently and securely, despite changes in demographic details over time.

Read more: ACT Health's use of IHIs to reduce duplicate records

Northern Territory Department of Health: Specialist Letters Case Study

In mid-2015, the Northern Territory Department of Health became the first jurisdiction to commence contribution of the CDA specialist letter to the My Health Record system from all five public hospitals. In the first three months, more than 350 specialist letters have been uploaded to the My Health Record system from NT Health hospitals.

Read more: Northern Territory Department of Health: Specialist Letters Case Study

MyEHR to National eHealth Record Transition Impact Evaluation

At the COAG Health Council meeting in Darwin on 7 August 2015, Health Ministers received a presentation on an evaluation of NT’s My eHealth Record service undertaken by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).

Read more: MyEHR to National eHealth Record Transition Impact Evaluation

Use of electronic discharge summaries helping patient care

Brisbane based GP Dr John Aloizosregistered one of his patients Kevin2 for a My Health Record in his practice. Kevin is a 48 year old diabetic with comorbidities including renal failure and hypertension requiring extensive ongoing treatment.

Read more: Use of electronic discharge summaries helping patient care