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Recommendations for enhancing the implementation and utility of shared digital health records in rural Australian communities

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Almond, H and Cummings, E and Turner, P, Recommendations for enhancing the implementation and utility of shared digital health records in rural Australian communities, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 252 pp. 15-20. ISSN 0926-9630 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-890-7-15

Abstract

Internationally, shared digital health records are becoming an important addition to improving contemporary healthcare provision. In 2012, Australia launched its version of a shared digital health record, My Health Record, but enrolment is slow and there remain challenges in its practical implementation. Further, people living with complex and chronic conditions in rural and remote communities often experience challenges in obtaining equitable access to contemporary healthcare provision, including eHealth services. This paper reports on research that explored the experience of and engagement with My Health Record, in a rural Australian community setting. Based on the key research findings, recommendations are presented for improving national roll out of My Health Record. The findings highlight, to understand and engage vulnerable communities and support their adoption and use of shared digital health records, there is a need to move away from traditional models of healthcare delivery toward person-centred care delivered from a digital complex adaptive systems perspective.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:shared digital health records, My Health Record, complex chronic conditions
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Computer-Human Interaction
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Almond, H (Mrs Helen Almond)
Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:127696
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-08-09
Last Modified:2018-09-13
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