[LINK] Centralised IHI architecture [was: Building the Australian National Health Network]
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Mar 15 13:51:32 EST 2010
Stephen Wilson wrote:
> My real beef is not actually with Medicare, it's with the centralised
> IHI architecture arrived at by NEHTA. Whomever operates a centralised
> IHI directory, I think the structural privacy problem is that this
> architecture centralises IHI resolution and creates needless event
> logs. Why should *anyone* know about my consultation with a family
> planning clinic, ER, drug & alcohol service or mental health service,
> apart from me and my clinician, and secondarily, other clinicians that I
> have consented to be involved?
Are you speculating or do you have concrete counter examples
disprove the proposed model?
For those not up on the TLAs,
> How will the IHI improve healthcare communication?
> A: There are four key areas where the use of IHIs to
support the safe and secure electronic
> exchange of information will deliver immediate
benefits for you and your family:
> Discharge summaries ? When a patient leaves hospital,
and information about ongoing care
> is communicated to their healthcare provider/s, the
provider will be able to more accurately
> match the information to the correct patient.
> Pathology Tests ? When a patient?s tests results are
sent to their healthcare provider/s,
> the provider will be able to more accurately match the
test results to the correct patient
> Prescriptions ? Pharmacists can be more confident when
receiving electronically lodged
> scripts that the script is matched to the correct
patient, resulting in safer dispensing of
> Referrals ? When patient records and case histories
are communicated between the referring
> healthcare provider and a specialist, the specialist
can more efficiently check they have the
> correct information for the correct patient.
Marghanita da Cruz
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