On 18th February Western Health will commence uploading Final Diagnostic Imaging Reports to My Health Record
On 18th February 2020 Western Health will commence uploading Final Diagnostic Imaging Reports to the Australian Government’s My Health Record system. Currently only patient’s discharge summaries are being uploaded to My Health Record.
When the final Diagnostic Imaging Report is complete this will be sent to My Health Record and become available to all members of the patient’s healthcare team authorised to access the patient’s My Health Record.
The patient will only have access to read the report after seven calendar days from generation of the final report. This delay is in place to provide clinicians time to contact the patient about the results if required.
Only Final Diagnostic Imaging Reports provided by Medical Imaging will be uploaded (images will not be uploaded). Other Diagnostic Imaging Reports from speciality diagnostic services including Cardiology, Respiratory, Sleep Disorder and Neurology Diagnostic services are excluded and will not be uploaded.
Consent will be captured and managed during the patient’s inpatient admission or outpatient appointment. Patients who attend the emergency department will be excluded due to the inability to always capture consent. Patients who attend Medical Imaging with a private referral will also be excluded.
If a patient does not want us to upload to My Health Record, they just need to let us know. As soon as a clinician or ward clerk is advised by a patient that they do not wish to have information uploaded to My Health Record, this must be passed to the ward clerk on duty to change their consent in iPM.
The below instructions will assist staff in updating consent in iPM.
A procedure has been developed to outline Western Health’s obligations and responsibilities associated with participating in the My Health Record System. This is now available on the Western Health intranet My Health Record – Access and Uploading.
If you have any further questions please contact
Emily Sanders, Project Lead Emily.Sanders@wh.org.au
Luke Pell, MHR Administrator Luke.Pell@wh.org.au