Roundup: My Health Record comes to Genie Solutions, ACC moves to Microsoft Azure and more briefs

My Health Record integrated into Genie Solutions

The Australian government’s My Health Record has been integrated into Genie and Gentu, practice management offerings by software maker Genie Solutions.

Through Genie Solutions’ Integrated Cloud Platform that connects to both Genie desktop and cloud software, medical specialists have now the option to upload clinical documents to the national digital health record platform.

The two practice management products will bear a direct link to My Health Record so doctors can view their patient’s records there.

Genie Solutions’ users can access information about their patients, including shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology and diagnostic imaging reports, and immunisation information.

“It’s all part of our remit to make the management of practices more streamlined, the lives of our clients simpler and the care they’re able to offer their patient[s] more comprehensive,” said Genie Solutions CEO James Scollay.


ACC signs 3-year cloud deal with Microsoft

The Accident Compensation Corporation, the agency administering the no-fault accidental injury compensation scheme in New Zealand, has signed a three-year cloud services agreement with Microsoft.

The government entity is the first to sign this commitment since an all-government deal was inked between the multinational technology provider and the Department of Internal Affairs early this year. 

This new agreement meant that ACC will migrate its operations to Microsoft Azure cloud services. It will also enable “more linked-up use of data” so it can provide “better” care pathways” and deliver “more equitable health outcomes throughout Aotearoa,” said Peter Fletcher, chief technology and innovation officer at ACC.

This comes on top of ACC’s investment in Microsoft 365 and deployment of Teams and Sharepoint to its entire team composed of 3,800 people.

“Thanks to this agreement, we’ll have the flexibility to manage data in a way that meets the needs of our organisation as well as our regulatory requirements, and which provides even greater security for personal information at less cost,” Fletcher added.

“With greater insights, we’re not only helping prevent injury and creating more joined-up pathways through our health system, but saving our healthcare providers time that can be spent seeing more patients,” Microsoft New Zealand Managing Director Vanessa Sorenson also commented. 


ADHA wants Aged Care Transfer Summary added to My Health Record by 2023

The Australian Digital Health Agency has an industry offer for a clinical information system that will add the Aged Care Transfer Summary in My Health Record.

The CIS must be able to create, upload and download Aged Care Transfer Summary documents with the national digital health record platform, as well as send or receive these via secure messaging.

The agency is also seeking an electronic medications management system that will be able to create, upload and download Pharmacist Shared Medicines Lists with the My Health Record and send or receive these lists via secure messaging as well. 

Target installations of both systems, which are intended for “five distinct” residential aged care facilities, were set for December 2023. The ADHA is offering a range between A$100,000 and A$150,000 ($75,000-$110,000) for this project.

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