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Blog - When every second counts: Q&A with Dr Andrew Hugman, Emergency Physician
Accurate and timely information is vital in medicine, and never more so than in emergency departments, where time is of the essence and patients may arrive in critical conditions.
The My Health Record in Emergency Departments Project sets out to research, pilot and establish routine use of the My Health Record system in hospital emergency departments. This is a two year project being undertaken by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) in conjunction with the Australian Digital Health Agency (see the recently published Literature review and environmental scan for a comprehensive briefing).
Dr Andrew Hugman is a senior emergency consultant at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital, and the clinical lead on this project. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with him to find out more about himself and this project.