Over the last ten years, Smart Health has developed and implemented Australia's
most widely deployed cross-practice and cross-jurisdiction shared Electronic Health Record solution.
Solutions like Smart Health are now described as a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record or PCEHR.
Smart Health is now deployed in public and private healthcare sites in four states.
Implementations are largely focused on support for chronic disease programs
in hospital outpatient clinics (ambulatory care).
Chronic disease programs that are based on the core PCEHR
provide point of care clinical information management for multi-disciplinary clinical teams.
Patients' diagnostic results as well as administrative
and other clinical data are imported electronically into Smart Health
over standards and non-standards based interfaces with hospital health information systems.
Other patient clinical data, including detailed notes, assessments and care plans,
are entered by the clinicians.
All of this data is available for detailed analysis and reporting,
including to state and federal disease management registries.
Patient-centric records can be shared securely, subject to patient consent,
by authorised users in multidisciplinary teams across multiple locations,
including remote and regional primary carers.
Smart Health provides support for several chronic diseases,
including diabetes, kidney disease and vascular disease.
Support is also provided for respiratory diseases, some cancers;
conditions such as birth, post-natal and early childhood development;
and for clinical trials.
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