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18 November, 2019 - 9:00

A national initiative launched today will support the time-critical work and informed decision making of frontline hospital emergency department (ED) clinicians through the use of patients’ My Health Record.

With over 22 million Australians now having a My Health Record, a suite of clinical tools and resources released today at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) 36th Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 will support ED staff using the system to inform clinical decision-making on the frontline of emergency care.

The tools and resources, developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in partnership with ACEM, include a guide for ED clinicians with practical information on accessing up-to-date My Health Record data for people requiring emergency care.

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Date of Publication: 
Monday, November 18, 2019