The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has reported that close to half a million documents were uploaded to My Health Records by hospitals last month, taking the 2019 total of My Health Records to 13 million.
Chief Medical Officer at ADHA, Professor Meredith Makeham said between November and December last year there was also an 11 per cent increase in the volume of medical documents uploaded by general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacies, to more than 100 million documents.
“In December alone, GPs uploaded nearly 3 million documents and their viewing increased 10 per cent,” Professor Makeham said.
She said the total number of documents in the My Health Record system was now 1.7 billion.
“While it was not expected that all My Health Records would have documents uploaded in the first year as not everyone would see a GP or other connected healthcare provider service in that timeframe, we are now seeing significant increases in uploaded clinical documents and My Health Records with valuable clinical information,” she said.
Professor Makeham said updates on the number of uploads to My Health Record were publicly released by ADHA to provide transparency around how the system was being used by consumers and healthcare providers.
The Agency’s My Health Record statistics are published on the My Health Record website, which can be accessed via this PS News link.