Consumer Provided Information

Product

Context

Consumer provided information is a way for consumers to capture information about their health which they believe will assist when dealing with health care.

Context in digital health

The My Health Record provides consumers with the ability to record information about their health.  This covers two broad areas:

  • Personal health summary documents allow individuals to store information as part of their digital health record. This may include their contact details, information about allergies and adverse reactions, and any medications they may be taking. Such documents can be used in consultation with the individual’s healthcare provider to help gather health information from the individual.
  • Personal health notes allow individuals to record health-related notes in their digital health record. These notes can provide a memory aid for individuals and their representatives. The notes are not visible to healthcare providers.

Personal Health Notes

Figure 1: Overview of personal health notes

The consumer enters their Personal Health Notes through the Consumer Portal. The Consumer Portal uploads the Personal Health Notes to the consumer’s My Health Record.

Personal health summary

Figure 2: Overview of personal health summary

 

The Personal Health Summary may be used in consultation with the individual's health provider to help gather health information from the individual.

It is intended to work in the same manner as the Shared Health Summary. That is, the Personal Health Summary is one document that the individual amends and uploads to the My Health Record. These flows are described below:

  1. The Consumer enters their health summary through the Consumer Portal.
  2. The Consumer Portal uploads the Personal Health Summary to the consumer’s My Health Record.
  3. A clinician may access the Personal Health Summary via the Consumer’s My Health Record provided they have relevant access.

 

Specifications
Current Specifications: 
Identifier: 
EP-2272:2016

Personal health summary documents allow individuals to store information as part of their digital health record. This may include their contact details, information about allergies and adverse reactions, and any medications they may be taking.

Identifier: 
EP-2282:2016

Personal health notes documents allow individuals to record health-related notes in their digital health record. These notes can provide a memory aid for individuals and their representatives. The notes are not visible to healthcare providers.

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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