NSW Health’s efforts to make healthcare more patient-centred have taken a step forward now that its clinicians have access to patients’ Advance Care Planning information contained in My Health Record.
This information may include what healthcare treatments a person would like and/or would refuse, should they one day become unable to make or communicate their preferences.
The national My Health Record system allows people to upload Advance Care Planning information, which NSW Health clinicians can access via the HealtheNet clinical portal, through their local electronic medical record (EMR).
“Having this patient-authored information easily available to clinicians encourages important conversations between clinicians, patients and their loved ones; ensuring patients receive the type of care they want,” said Steve Badham, eHealth NSW’s Director of
This information may be different to clinically authored Advance Care Planning documents contained in the EMR.
To support NSW Health clinicians to access and use My Health Record Advance Care Planning information, eHealth NSW and the Ministry of Health have released new educational materials which are available via the NSW Health website.
For additional information please contact eHealth NSW’s Integrated Care team via email@example.com.
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