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Shared electronic health record
The network is rolling out the ManageMyHealth Shared Electronic Health Record, which will ensure providers are better connected and have the right information about a patient when they need it.
Practices that share an out of hours roster, as well as other health providers like accident and medical clinics, will benefit from having immediate access to the patient's health record. Patients will have a better experience of the health system and continuity of their care.
The shared electronic health record gives general practice:
The shared electronic health record is designed to work both ways - you get to share a summary of your patient's health information with other providers, and they can share their patients' information with you. This is a real advantage when patients are receiving care from a clinician or health professional outside their usual practice, or if they register with a new general practice.
The ManageMyHealth online patient portal is being rolled out across the network and will give patients the freedom to manage their health care needs on any internet device anytime, anywhere in the world.
The portal lets patients:
If the practice chooses to, the patient can also securely email their GP through the portal.
Patients access the online patient portal by visiting www.itsmyhealth.co.nz.
For a more comprehensive overview of these ManageMyHealth products, practice staff can access in depth information via the Quality page under tools.