Discuss about the Opportunities and Challenges Related to Electronic Health.
My health record is the new application of commonwealth Government of Australia to secure online health information of the individual. My health record system is accessible to all Australian to drawn their existing records of their information which is available in the local clinical system. The health care system wants to improve the quality of facilities provided to the patients. Individuals are able to upgrade their health record which is available online. The doctors and patient can share the health information to provide best care. The good health of the citizens is the building block of the glory and prosperity of the country. In this paper, we are going to focus the problems in the current health system and capabilities and benefits of the “My health record system”.
From the research and survey, we analysed that the population of America are facing the problem of ageing, increased rate of chronic diseases, cost of health care, poor quality of facilities, incomplete collection of health records reports, lack of registered user, lack of clinical and system use, doctors unable to diagnose the cause of the disease, and many others.
My health record system is the solution to the problems which are faced by the population of Australia. “Customers and patients can do online registration into the portal to get best quality services, facilities, and care of the service providers” (Foley, 2015). The health of the Australian population can be improved and managed by the implementation of my health record system. The newer system for improving health of the Australians should be comprised of the following features:
- A mechanism of communication to maintain flow of information between health care system and the population of Australia.
- The information related to the common services provided to the Australian should be notified in the patient record such as information about regular check-up, blood pressure. Diabetes or any new chronic disease.
- The population of Australia is participating in doing registration in the system for getting better facility of health care.
- “The shard repository system provides the centralization to the information of patients across Australia” (Denney, 2015). The doctors and patients can share information for the diagnosis of the disease. The doctor can go through the historical data of the patient for knowing the cause of illness. This techniques helps in providing better diagnose facility and the patient can get medicine at the starting stage of the disease which make him fit in the short period of time.
- “The patient identity proof should be deposited during the registration for the interpretation and interrogation of the information” (Partel, 2015). It also helps in overcoming the problem of errors occurred in saving the data. It emphasis to store right data in right account.
- Information access layer is the interface between the user and the stored data.
The technical security is provided to the records stored of the individual in my health record system. “It prevents leakage of information related with the identity of the patient” (Bowles, 2012). The population of Australia is participating in doing registration in the system for getting better facility of health care. The training module of the system built a training platform to provide best practices training to the stakeholder related to exercise or other plans for their good health. The consumer get rebate on the medical facilities. The shard repository system provides the centralization to the information of patients across Australia. The doctors and patients can share information for the diagnosis of the disease. The doctor can go through the historical data of the patient for knowing the cause of illness. The patient can get treatment at lowest cost. The implementation of this system result into the decreasing rate of chronic disease. “The software works in coordination with national health record system to get best doctors for diagnosing the cause of disease” (Herrick, 2010). “Easy interface of the system attracts the consumer to become a member of the system” (Morton, 2008). Public education campaign notification can be send to the consumer account. The user can update their health records and doctor’s prescription in their account. Performance monitoring system helps in analysing the growth of health of Australians.
The implementation of my health record system works in the direction of improving the health of the Australians. The quality of the health care facilities provided to the consumer can be improved to high extent. The people can get treatment at lowest price. The health of the Australian population can be improved and managed by the implementation of my health record system. The good health of the Australians will result into the prosperity of the country.
Bowles, M. (2012). Accelerating the delivery of benefits from australia’s investment in the national e-health system (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://myhealthrecord.gov.au/internet/mhr/publishing.nsf/Content/consultation-submissions/$FILE/069%20-%20Deloitte%20Touche%20Tohmatsu.PDF
Denney, J. (2015). Opportunities and challenges related to the use of electronic health records data for research (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/sites/default/files/research-training/initiatives/pmi/opportunities-challenges-electronic-health-records.pdf
Foley, E. (2015). Electronic health records and health care identifiers (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://myhealthrecord.gov.au/internet/mhr/publishing.nsf/Content/consultation-submissions/$FILE/063%20-%20Research%20Australia.PDF
Herrick, D. (2010). Health information technology: Benefits and problems (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/st327.pdf
Morton, E. (2008). Use and acceptance of an electronic health record: Factors affecting physician attitudes (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=Research+paepr+pdf+on+My+health+record&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjpna_4zeXSAhVFmJQKHb0rAIQQFghIMAY&url=https://idea.library.drexel.edu/islandora/object/idea%253A2905/datastream/OBJ/download/Use_and_acceptance_of_an_electronic_health_record__factors_affecting_physician_attitudes.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEhZQtl6pBPFoZVheM6N2B2a_Jadw&bvm=bv.150120842,d.dGo
Partel, K. (2015). Towards better implementation: Australia’s my health record (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://apo.org.au/files/Resource/deeble_institute_issues_brief_no_13_partel_toward_better_implementation_my_health_record.pdf