Pharmacy boost for My Health Record

Every Australian pharmacy will be able to use My Health Record, with the final software provider about to connect to the system, reports industry newspaper Pharmacy News.

Corrum point of sale (POS) and script dispensing software, which is used by 1000 pharmacies nationally, will connect to the system next year.

Pharmacy uptake has also been boosted by Chemist Warehouse, which says it plans to roll out My Health Record in all of its pharmacies.

There are reportedly just over five million Australians with a My Health Record, and nearly 13 million prescriptions and dispensing records have been added to the system.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) president Shane Jackson told Pharmacy News ““The connection of Chemist Warehouse and Corum to My Health Record will increase the amount of valuable information that health practitioners can access in order to provide clinical and timely care for their patients.”

Meanwhile, Pulse+IT reports that NSW Health has integrated its HealtheNet clinical portal with the iPharmacy dispensing software used in many NSW hospitals and is now uploading discharge medication information to the My Health Record from selected facilities.

HealtheNet also provides NSW Health clinicians with access to hospital medical imaging results and pathology results, and is the vehicle NSW Health is using to deliver hospital pathology reports to the My Health Record.

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