Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML) and Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

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Context


The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML) is a new clinical document type for the My Health Record system and will be released by the end of June 2019 as part of MHR Release 10.1.

The PSML is designed: 

  • for consumers with chronic diseases, multiple medicines or both
  • to improve information sharing between health professionals
  • to ensure continuity of medicine management for consumers who transfer between care settings
  • to provide timely access to pharmacists shared medicines lists
  • to make another source of medicines information available in My Health Record
  • to support meaningful clinical use by providing pathways for the upload of PSML to the My Health Record system.  

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) has, since 30 September 2016, expanded to become the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia. The AIR is administered by the Department of Human Services and records vaccinations administered through general practice and community clinics.

Who will this affect?

Software vendors and healthcare organisations that provide My Health Record viewing functionality in clinical information systems will need to make minor configuration changes to their software to download the PSML and AIR document type from the My Health Record system.

Required action

Clinical information systems that view the My Health Record will need to ensure that the new document types can be accessed by their users. This will typically involve ensuring the new documents are a selectable document type on the document list screen. We recommend these documents are included by default.

Those systems that have an Immunisation and Vaccination section in their software, may also consider providing a ‘shortcut’ from within this section to link them to the AIR from within the patient’s My Health Record.

Please find below the Coding System and TypeCode for AIR and PSML documents and the implementation guidance for PSML in more detail.

DOWNLOAD: Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML) Implementation Guidance for Downloading and Viewing PSML Using the B2B Gateway [PDF 561KB]

Coding System TypeCode
ClassCode
ClassCodeDisplayName TypeCodeDisplayName
LOINC 56445-0   Pharmacist Shared Medicines List   Pharmacist Shared Medicines List  
NCTIS 100.16659 Australian Childhood Immunisation Register Australian Childhood Immunisation Register  
NCTIS 100.17042 Australian Immunisation Register Australian Immunisation Register  

Testing: Patient in SVT with PSML and AIR documents

(NOTE: This patient is for viewing only, please do not upload any documents to this patient)

Patient 1 - Ludwig HOBBS  IHI: 8003608333345684  Medicare Card: 2950345681  IRN: 1  Sex: Male  DOB: 26/04/1995  Address: 76 Hung CCT, Deakin, ACT, 2600

More information

If you would like to discuss how to configure your software to download and view AIR and PSML documents from the My Health Record system please contact our support team at: [email protected] or call 1300 901 001.

Thank you for your continued support.


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