Communicating patient allergy information using My Health Record
– NEW resources available
Consumer guide to entering allergy information into My Health Record
Consumers can add information about their (or their child’s) allergies and adverse reactions into My Health Record through the personal health summary, and this information can be viewed by their healthcare providers.
The National Allergy Strategy My Health Record Project Working Group is encouraging consumers to add information about serious and life-threatening allergies, if this information is missing in their My Health Record. We have developed the following guides in consultation with ASCIA members on the Working Group and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.
If your practice or hospital clinical information system does not currently upload patient information into My Health Record, you can support your patients to add the information themselves by providing them with a copy of these guides. The guides can be accessed from the Australian Digital Health Agency Project (My Health Record) webpage.
WA ASCIA Immunology day presentation recording – My Health Record for allergy communication
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 during the ASCIA Western Australian Immunology hybrid meeting in November 2020.
The National Allergy Strategy website hosts a collection of resources including fact sheets, webinar recordings and presentation slides for clinical immunology/allergy specialists who are interested in learning more about My Health Record.
Dr William Smith and Ms Karen Wong Project Co-leads, National Allergy Strategy MHR 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