Building a New EMR


BY Jennifer Morency | April 13, 2019

Aligning with the RACGP’s Minimum software standards In late 2018, general practitioners, practice owners and practice managers from all over the country participated in our face-to-face and virtual workshops, asking questions, raising concerns and sharing ideas around the ideal EMR.

The feedback received seemed to align with the “RACGP Minimum requirements for general practice clinical information systems to improve usability” recommendations.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) set about developing a set of minimum software requirements for two reasons:

  1. To articulate what is expected from Clinical Information Systems to ensure they meet the needs of users, are safe and secure
  2. To help direct improvements in future useability and functionality

The RACGP’s key recommendations for working towards minimum requirements cover:

  • Health Record Content
  • Communications
  • Patient consent for secondary use of general practice data
  • Information security requirements
  • Follow-up systems
  • Collection of patient data
  • Closing the Gap in health care outcomes and quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Education and engagement
  • My Health Record

Over the next 6 months Hello Health will publish articles in the AJGP that will detail feedback received from the workshops, how the feedback relates to specific RACGP recommendations, and explore how the Hello Health platform will work to align with the recommendations.

THANK YOU! Hello Health wishes to thank those who took the time to attend the workshops held in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide in late 2018 as well as the virtual workshops held earlier this year.