Top 5 healthcare documents Australians want access to

11 June, 2020: The strictures of social distancing provisions have led healthcare providers to turn to My Health Record for the information they need to deliver the best possible patient care.

The Agency conducted research late last year which showed that the top 5 things that people want to access are their test scans and results, notes from their GP, information on medicines they have been prescribed, Medicare information and their immunisation status.

At the end of April, of the 22.75 My Health Records nearly 70% of all records had information in them, and nearly 10 million of them had their immunisation Register. The Agency continued to upload immunisation details throughout May.

In other interesting stats, healthcare providers uploaded more than 61,000 documents in April that were viewed by someone else. This was also an increase of more than 280 per cent compared to April last year.

The most recent information is available on the My Health Record statistics page.

Pathology and diagnostic imaging news

Given the volume of pathology tests being undertaken in recent times, it is reassuring to know that they can be readily accessed when needed preventing duplication and unnecessary testing.

The list of public and private diagnostic imaging and pathology labs participating in My Health Record continues to grow and they have already contributed more than 45 million documents.

Have a look at who is connected on the Diagnostic imaging and pathology providers uploading to My Health Record page.

Medical practices wanting to assist their patients and other clinicians access pathology reports in My Health Record should check they are using the correct software and contact their lab to have e-requesting and report upload progressed.

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