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ACT and NSW consumers can now choose a pathology lab that can upload their results to My Health Record

Published 9 August 2021

Healius Pathology has expanded its delivery of results to My Health Record to consumers in ACT and New South Wales as well as those in Victoria and South Australia.

Matthew Brumby, General Manager of Laverty Pathology, said that reports are now being shared in My Health Record for patients with pathology tests processed by a Laverty Pathology Laboratory in the ACT or NSW, or from Kossard Dermatopathologists.

“Tests conducted for inpatients by Laverty Pathology at Port Macquarie Hospital will be shared with My Health Record later this year,” Mr Brumby said.

There are more than 700 Laverty Pathology collection centres throughout NSW and the ACT.

Amanda Cattermole, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, welcomed the connection of Laverty Pathology to the My Health Record system. 

“Each month more and more consumers are viewing their own information, with 759,000 pathology report views by consumers in June which is 371% growth compared to June 2020 (161,000 vs 759,000),” she said.

If you’re an essential worker who needs to get COVID-19 testing every three days, you can get your pathology results in My Health Record. Remember to ask your pathology lab to upload them if they haven’t already.”

 “My Health Record allows you to keep all your important test results safe in one place, which you and your healthcare providers can access at any time to make more informed decisions about your treatment and care.”

Watch videos the Agency has produced with the head of the Histopathology Department at Laverty Pathology, Dr Elizabeth Barr, about the importance of early detection in cancer and how technology can assist healthcare providers and their patients: https://youtu.be/ka3yNSpJVVI and https://youtu.be/bC9Ror38Tvk.

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When it comes to improving the health of all Australians, the role of digital innovation and connection is a vital part of a modern, accessible healthcare system. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, digital health has seen exponential growth in relevance and importance, making it more pertinent than ever for all Australians and healthcare providers.

Better patient healthcare and health outcomes are possible when you have a health infrastructure that can be safely accessed, easily used and responsibly shared.

To achieve this, the National Digital Health Strategy is establishing the foundations for a sustainable health system that constantly improves. It underpins and coordinates work that is already happening between governments, healthcare providers, consumers, innovators and the technology industry.

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The Australian Digital Health Agency is a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity.

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