New My Health Record Quality Improvement Workbook

  10 November 2020  NWMPHN   

If you are looking for a simple place to begin with quality improvement this My Health Record workbook is the place to start. 

As of April 2020, 22.74 million consumers have a My Health Record, and 13.97 million records now have data in them. A persons’ My Health Record may contain a range of documents uploaded by primary health care providers and other health care providers. 93 per cent of GPs, 95 per cent of hospitals and 95 per cent of pharmacies are registered. My Health Record has become an important tool for general practices and can help to improve a person’s health outcomes.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) has released a new quality improvement workbook for My Health Record. The workbook will support practices to undertake quality improvement related to My Health record and improve patient outcomes.

While other quality improvement workbooks encourage practices to identify their own ‘priority areas’ for improvement, this workbook is presented as a single, unified plan. While each practice will have a different level of experience with My Health Record, the goals will be the same. That is, to ensure consistent use and contribution to My Health Record for all patients who have one, including uploading Shared Health Summaries.

Visit the NWMPHN Quality Improvement page to download the workbook. The workbooks have been created by general practice, for general practice, with input from NWMPHN teams and subject matter experts, and through consultation with the community and the broader primary care sector.

The tools provided in the workbook include Plan Do Study Act templates and examples, PEN CAT recipes, data collection ideas, links to HealthPathways Melbourne, education and training options and other helpful resources.

Activities in this workbook can contribute to CPD requirements. Speak to your relationship manager or contact the NWMPHN Workforce, Education and Training team. Email or call (03) 9347 1188.