The Australian government through its national health system has for the reasons of efficiency in delivery of health care services opted to release a new and intelligent hospital system mechanism that allows patients or persons to individually record and keep track of their health with minimal assistance from the medical practitioners. This personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) is a health record system that shows an electronic record for the patients, showing their health information, personal details, eliminating the need for actual print out papers.
It is a system that will transform hospital`s files to digital health records from print and this transformation would ease the inefficiencies brought about with papers records. This online health system is created by filling an application on the Australian government website and this is to allow doctors view the patients profile and acquire more information of their patients.
The electronic system had an improved version of e-Medical being rolled out by the Australian government and this has about 78% of the population with e-Medical cases being cleared and it has also improved Visa processing of the citizens.
The government of Queensland can equally improve the health record better organizing every procedure and encouraging every person in Queensland register in this website. Doctors or specialists would appropriately advice on how to sign up for an account and this is made possible when the patients go to any hospital or specialist. The Electronic health records would provide easy access of health information and data, improved participation in the care of patients, restoration of orders for prescriptions and tests, improved compliance with best clinical practices through use of reminders and alerts, there will also be efficient and safe communication among providers and patients, improved administrative processes, and a uniform standard of data reporting.
In addition, this system would benefit the people of Australia and this would guarantee better health care if he gets to register on the website where the patients’ medical information can be viewed using this electronic platform. Advertisements and promotional activities made by the Queensland government should be prompt and swift in alerting individuals on the importance and benefits that can accrue after the registration of their personal profiles into the online system.
Promotional activities can be made to lure other citizens to follow suit and have their bio data on the systems since this would reduce congestion in clinics and hospitals and is done through advertising on TV.
Australian`s e-health plan should emphasize the hurdles to a shared and distributed electronic record in addition to the acceptance and beneficial use of the electronic records, and submission of clinical reports, and the services such as e-prescribing and decision support all of which are of importance to the quality of healthcare delivery.
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