History and Ongoing Challenges of Australian e-Health Record Systems

Article Title: National electronic health record systems as ‘wicked projects’: The Australian experience Aims & Method: This review of public policy initiatives aimed to identify and discuss why attempts to implement electronic health record systems at a national scale frequently run into trouble. It also examined why lessons from the past seemingly do not inform... Continue Reading →

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Current Patient and Healthcare Worker Attitudes to eHealth

Article Title: Current patient and healthcare worker attitudes to eHealth and the personally controlled electronic health record in major hospitals Aims & Method: A qualitative survey of patients and healthcare workers (n = 600 in each group) during 2014 aimed to determine the attitudes of patients and healthcare workers towards the use of stored medical... Continue Reading →

Usability and E-health Literacy Demands of Australia’s My Health Record

Article Title: The E-health Literacy Demands of Australia’s My Health Record: A Heuristic Evaluation of Usability Aims and Method: To evaluate the usability of components of Australia’s My Health Record and its information website. A heuristic evaluation method outlined in the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Health Literacy Online Checklist was applied.... Continue Reading →

Consumer-Facing Online Information about MyHR

Article Title: A Content Analysis of the Consumer-facing Online Information about My Health Record: Implications for Increasing Knowledge and Awareness to Facilitate Uptake and Use   Aims: In this study, the authors aimed to analyse the quality of consumer-facing information about the Australian MyHR available on the MyHR website and other websites in Australia. Quality... Continue Reading →

Health Information Infrastructure in Supported Accommodation in Australia

Article Title: Health Information Infrastructure for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Living in Supported Accommodation: Communication, Co-Ordination and Integration of Health Information Aims/Methods: This scoping review examined research, policies and health documents on the use of health documentation for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) living in supported accommodation in Australia. It... Continue Reading →

The business value of the My Health Record

Article Title: Assessing the business value of Australia’s national e-health Solution Aims and method: This study involved semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders of My Health Record (i.e., users, healthcare providers, government representatives and e-Health experts). The project was underpinned by a systematic review of archival records, documents, and online resources. Results: An analysis of the... Continue Reading →

Valuing patients’ use of My Health Record to increase adoption in rural Australia

Article title: Avoiding failure for Australia’s digital health record: the findings from a rural e-health participatory research project Aims and method: This qualitative research aimed to examine the experiences of people aged over 40, their family members, and health promotion officers of using the My Health Record. The study involved interviews and focus groups  over... Continue Reading →

Patient perspectives on a personally controlled e-health record in regional Australia

Article title: Patient perspectives on a personally controlled electronic health record used in regional Australia: ‘I can be like my own doctor’ Aims and method: This qualitative study explored patients’ experiences and perspectives of using a locally developed personally controlled e-health record in an Australian health service. Results: The 12 participants described two main interdependent... Continue Reading →

The health literacy demands of electronic personal health records

Article title: The health literacy demands of electronic personal health records (e-PHRs): an integrative review to inform future inclusive research. Aims: This review aimed to integrate findings in peer-reviewed research to understand the health literacy demand imposed by electronic personal health records (ePHRs) for both patients and providers. The findings were integrated using a synthesis... Continue Reading →

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