Connecting care for better health outcomes

11 June 2019

eHealth NSW will this week share its progress on the various ways in which it is designing and implementing holistic and patient-centred healthcare across Australia’s most populous state.

At a HISA NSW event being hosted by the state’s digital health agency on 13 June, eHealth NSW’s Director of Integrated Care Steve Badham will update delegates on a number of seamless, effective and efficient state-wide approaches and enablers for integrated and shared care planning.

Integrated care addresses a person’s health and social care needs in partnership with patients, their carers and families.

eHealth NSW’s moves towards integrated care include plans for eReferrals, Patient Report Measures, Electronic Discharge Summaries, as well as the integration and adoption of NSW Health’s state-wide clinical portal, HealtheNet, which feeds valuable clinical information into the national My Health Record.

“Integrating care involves developing a system which provides the right care in the right place at the right time, and ensures that the delivery of healthcare is cost-effective,” said Mr Badham.

“Most importantly of all, it ensures improved experiences for people, families and carers, as well as improved health outcomes.”

Live at all local health districts, HealtheNet gives NSW Health clinicians instant access to patient information including hospital medical imaging results, pathology results, medication information, discharge summaries, allergies and adverse reactions.

HealtheNet is also able to feed this information into a patient’s My Health Record.

By sharing this type of information, NSW Health is helping to support all healthcare providers involved in a person’s care.

The HISA/eHealth NSW event on 13 June will also feature a presentation by Cynthia Stanton, General Manager of Primary Care Advancement & Integration for Sydney North Primary Health Network (PHN).

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