So far, pharmacy uptake of the e-health system is lagging… we want to know if you’re using My Health Record
As at 8 October, over five million people have a My Health Record, with an average of one new record being created every 38 seconds.
In NSW alone, almost 500,000 electronic medical records are opened every single day, according to Jonathan Di Michiel, Program Director for the eMR Connect Program at eHealth NSW.
And since its inception, 13,329,229 prescription and dispense records have been uploaded.
More than 6000 out of about 7000 general practices (85%) are signed up to the My Health Record system.
Pharmacy uptake is lagging behind, with 1400 out of about 5700 pharmacies (25%) using the software.
However this number is expected to rise, as just two months ago six additional community pharmacy software vendors agreed to connect up to the My Health Record system.
The Australian Digital Health Agency entered into agreements with Dispense Works, Minfos, Mountaintop Dispense, RxOne, ScriptPro Dispense, and Z Dispense, in addition to Fred Dispense and Aquarius Dispense which were already connected to the My Health Record system.
We want to know if you’re using My Health Record, either as a patient or a pharmacy, and why/why not. Let us know below!