Upcoming webinar for ASCIA members: Uploading allergy information to My Health Record
Uploading information about a patient’s allergies and adverse reactions is important for their safety because it becomes available to other healthcare providers that treat them. Documents uploaded to My Health Record by specialists and viewed by other healthcare providers increased by 23% in January 2022.
Upcoming webinar: Uploading allergy information to My Health Record
Find out how to upload allergy information in a 30-minute webinar specifically for ASCIA members. Dr William Smith (Clinical immunology/allergy specialist) and Dr Kathy Rainbird (Australian Digital Health Agency) will explain why this is important, and how to do this directly from your clinical software. The webinar will include a step-through demonstration using Genie software and time for questions.
Date and time: 8pm AEDT (5pm WST) Thursday 31 March 2022
Suitable for: Specialists using a range of conformant clinical software.
New fact sheet for ASCIA members – Uploading specialist letters using Genie
A new software enhancement to Genie allows the seamless upload of specialist letters to a patient’s My Health Record. When uploaded, your letters will be available to other healthcare providers involved in that patient’s care, as well as to the patient themselves (or their nominated representative). This does not replace the usual communication pathways you have in place with your referrers. For more information view our fact sheet on uploading specialist letters.
If you are documenting a specialist letter that contains information about significant allergies, adverse reactions or medicines, ASCIA suggests that you also upload an event summary. When allergy information has been coded into the clinical software and uploaded as an event summary, the information appears in the Medicines View. This view makes the allergy, adverse reactions or medicines information more visible in My Health Record. For more information view our fact sheet about event summaries.
Dr William Smith and Ms Karen Wong Project Co-leads, National Allergy Strategy Australian Digital Health Agency (My Health Record) Project
The National Allergy Strategy is a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.
The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects: Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model