Successful openEHR EHR implementation featured in WHO eHealth report

Industry News | Jan. 7, 2017, 3:50 a.m.

In Australia, the Northern Territory's My eHealth Record service has been featured as the only example of a successful electronic health record (EHR) implementation in a newly published WHO report on eHealth - a great win for the openEHR community as the EHR is underpinned by an openEHR platform.

The whole of  the report, 'Global diffusion of eHealth: making universal health coverage achievable - Report of the third global survey on eHealth' makes interesting reading, but focus on page 106 for the openEHR-related case study.

This  follows a very positive evaluation report, commissioned by NEHTA (now the Australian Digital Health Agency' andcompleted in August 2015, about the same My eHealth Record service. Importantly, the report stated:

"For the first time in Australia, we have strong evidence of the benefits of eHealth records in bridging the gaps in information that occur as patients move between different healthcare providers in the public and private sectors."

The 'My eHealth Record' service is a widely used and popular EHR that is making a practical differencen in health outcomes for remote and indigenous Australians. It is built on a state-wide implementation of OceanEHR platform from Ocean Health Systems (previously Ocean Informatics)!

On the basis of these two independent reports, it is clear that OceanEHR has provided a robust and rigorous foundation for a critical and highly successful shared electronic health record, based upon the openEHR specifications. 

For more details, read Ocean's case study and testimonial from NT Health's CIO, Stephen Moo.

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