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. The accessibility of information about a patient’s serious allergies (including drug and food allergy) is an important step to improve patient safety in this area.
Health 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 following resources have been developed for clinical immunology/allergy specialists and other health professionals, to support their use of My Health Record for patients with allergy.
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.
You can also view the Webinar slides Webinar – An overview of My Health Record for Clinical immunology/allergy specialists4.20 MB
My Health Record for allergy communication - Presentation recording
On 14 November 2020 Dr William Smith (Clinical immunology/allergy specialist) and Dr Kathy Rainbird (Australian Digital Health Agency) gave a joint presentation about the benefits of My Health Record for allergy communication at the ASCIA Western Australian Immunology hybrid meeting.
Digital Health Specialist Toolkit
The Digital Health Specialist Toolkit is designed to assist private specialist practices to better understand and adopt digital health technologies which may support improved decision making and continuity of care. The Digital Health Specialist Toolkit contains interviews, guides, CPD-accredited learning modules and demonstration videos.
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.