ADHA takes ‘open-minded’ approach to My Health Record clinical information system

The Australian Digital Well being Company (ADHA) mentioned it needs to take an “open-minded” method in its seek for software program suppliers to assist additional improve the My Well being Report (MHR) performance within the scientific info programs (CISs) to encourage extra non-public specialists to make use of the platform.

“One of many challenges in creating specialist-centric My Well being Report performance in CISs is that specialists comprise an especially various consumer group. Several types of specialists are more likely to have totally different info wants, and observe considerably totally different workflows in accessing and sharing affected person info. This trade supply has been designed to assist meet that problem,” the company accountable for the My Well being Report mentioned.

In its request for tender, the ADHA outlined it will present monetary help to software program builders to take part in a “collaborative design train” with the company, which might revolve round a “one-on-one kick-off workshop” scheduled for early Might.

The workshop will probably be a chance for software program suppliers to submit a planning doc containing launch cycle timeframes and useful resource allocation plans, the ADHA mentioned.

It added the doc would additionally have to specify how customers are in a position to view and contribute clinically related MHR info, together with the power to question the Healthcare Identifier Service to search for and validate healthcare identifiers; capability to supply content material from the MHR system by means of the medicines, pathology, diagnostic, and prescription and dispense views; and skill to add specialist letters and e-health prescription information for the MHR system.

Growing the design doc will make up section one of many work. The ADHA mentioned it is going to supply a complete of AU$40,000 in type of scheduled progress funds for every CIS that’s topic to the design train.

In response to ADHA, detailed designed paperwork which can be accepted would kind the software program growth and implementation stage in section two. Builders have the potential to obtain a minimal fee of AU$150,000 for every CIS for deploying enhanced software program to 11 non-public specialist practices in section two, in addition to “activation funds” because it’s utilized by extra non-public specialists.

“The company believes that one of the best ways to design performance that may maximise uptake of the My Well being Report by specialists is thru a versatile, collaborative course of that mixes the software program developer’s information and expertise of their product and their customers with the Company’s experience relating to the My Well being Report system itself,” the ADHA acknowledged.

To take part within the tender, the ADHA mentioned it’s in search of functions from organisations which can be the developer of a CIS that’s put in and being utilized in not less than 50 non-public specialist practices in Australia as of 25 March or from builders which have CISs energetic in lower than 50 practices however present a worth proposition to substantiate the advantage of them taking part; and are usually not a state or territory well being division.

CISs that have been, or are within the strategy of being, enhanced with My Well being Report-related performance as a part of any earlier trade affords administered by the Company since 2017, will probably be ineligible to take part, nonetheless. 

Contracts are scheduled to start out on Might four with an finish date of 30 June 2022. Nevertheless, the company mentioned it could prolong contracts by two durations of 12 months period.