My Health Record can provide clinical immunology/allergy specialists and other members of a patient’s healthcare team with better access to health information to support them in caring for their patients.
Healthcare professionals can use a conformant clinical information system to upload an event summary or specialist letter to their patient’s My Health Record that might include information about their test results, allergic status, management plan, commencement of allergen immunotherapy or other treatments.
The accessibility of information about a patient’s food and/or drug allergy is an important step to improve patient safety in this area.
These allergy scenarios have been put together to show how My Health Record could be used for patients with allergic conditions.
On 16 June 2020 Dr Kathy Rainbird (Australian Digital Health Agency) and Dr William Smith (Clinical immunology/allergy specialist) hosted a Webinar to provide practical advice on how to register and upload to My Health Record.
The recording is available here (add name and email address for immediate access if not already registered) and you can also view the Webinar slides Webinar – An overview of My Health Record for Clinical immunology/allergy specialists4.20 MB
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) resources
On 4 March 2020 Professor Steven Boyages (RACP) and Carey Doolan (Australian Digital Health Agency) hosted a Webinar to provide practical advice to physicians on how to register and upload to My Health Record.
The RACP has developed a My Health Record – Physician Toolkit with CPD credits available for accessing their Online Learning Resources.