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My Health Record and the eReferral System developed by HNECC Primary Health Network.

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My Health Record and the eReferral System developed by HNECC Primary Health Network.


Date:               Thursday 20/9/18


Time:              5.30pm -7.00pm


Venue:           Armidale University of New England Lewis Lecture Theatre
                        Videoconferenced to Tamworth UNE Centre



My Health Record

Jamie Marshall is a Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice in Inverell for over 5 years. He has experience working with people across the lifespan, from adults, to teens, and children. He has an interest in autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Workcover-related psychological injuries, and working with those who have a disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). He also has extensive experience working with Aboriginal people. Jamie is currently completing a PhD in the area of digital mental health where he is specifically looking at the effectiveness of mental health apps for smartphones and tablet devices. Jamie has been contracted as a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency to provide input into those aspects of My Health Record relating specifically to mental health, and more broadly to allied health and rural communities.

My Health Record allows healthcare providers to access a central database of information about individuals in order to provide more informed treatment for their patients and clients. This workshop will provide an introductory overview of how the My Health Record system works and its relevance to psychologists. It will cover how psychologists can integrate My Health Record into their existing workflow, illustrated by mental health case studies. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. 


‘Smart’ eReferral system

Tim McGeoch is the Digital Health Officer (PHN) for HNECC Primary Health Network. Tim has a nursing background within the primary health care environment (health promotion) and is currently responsible for the roll-out of SeNT referrals across the New England.

This ‘Smart’ eReferral system is a  joint initiative by HNECC Primary Health Network, HNE HealthPathways Team and Hunter New England Health to develop a whole-of-health-system eReferral solution for GPs, specialists and other primary care providers (psychologists). The System allows GPs to perform 1st level triage and send secure referrals electronically to approving private and public clinical specialists and allied health providers. The referrals contain locally agreed clinical content, specialist forms, eReferral algorithms and referral pathways that are based on HNE HealthPathways. The result is the delivery of  standardised, issue based referrals electronically to the service who can provide the appropriate level of care required by your patients. The provider database is locally maintained and regularly updated to be able to include specific information required by the service provider (e.g. particular population groups that you service, hours of operation, waiting periods). The referral is sent from the GPs clinical software (where relevant information is auto-populated) to a secure portal (Referral Manager). The specialist service provider will be notified through their nominated email address that they have received a referral and will need to log into their Referral Manager Portal to retrieve the Referral . Currently we have approximately 30% of GP practices in the NE with SeNT installed.


We also invite participants to join the presenters for dinner after the information session.


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