23 December 2016

This week the Northern Territory's My eHealth Record service has been featured as the only example of a successful electronic health record (EHR) implementation in a newly published WHO report on eHealth - a great win for Ocean as it is underpinned by our very own OceanEHR platform!

Check out page 106 in the Global diffusion of eHealth: making universal health coverage achievable - Report of the third global survey on eHealth for the WHO case study.

This follows close on the heels of a very positive evaluation report about the My eHealth Record service which was commissioned by NEHTA. The MyEHR to National eHealth Record Transition Impact Evaluation Report was first presented to the Council of Australia Government's Health Council meeting in August 2015. Importantly, the report stated:

"For the first time in Australia, we have strong evidence of the benefits of eHealth records in bridging the gaps in information that occur as patients move between different healthcare providers in the public and private sectors."

The 'My eHealth Record' service is a widely used and popular EHR, built on a state-wide implementation of OceanEHR platform!

On the basis of these two independent reports, it is clear that OceanEHR has provided the solid foundation for a critical and highly successful shared electronic health record, based upon the openEHR specifications

Congratulations to NT Health for their vision and to our Ocean development team who have now demonstrated that we have built and implemented a robust, enterprise level EHR that is making practical differences to health outcomes for remote Australians.

For more details, read Ocean's case study and testimonial from NT Health's CIO, Stephen Moo.