Queensland X-Ray, which is part of Sonic Healthcare, is now sending diagnostic imaging reports to My Health Record from their network of more than 50 practices.
Queensland X-Ray provides services to communities around Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Brisbane.
It is now uploading reports to My Health Record. This means patients, GPs and specialists using Queensland X-Ray can view diagnostic imaging reports quickly and easily online, along with emergency department staff if a patient has to go to hospital.
It will help avoid unnecessary repeat images when the latest report is not easily accessible.
According to Amanda Cattermole, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, “This is good news for local consumers and for healthcare providers because Australians want to access their medical information online.
“We have all seen first-hand how COVID-19 has been a catalyst for healthcare providers and consumers to use and build their trust in digital health.
“In addition to checking their immunisation records and pathology reports, consumers viewed 224,000 diagnostic imaging reports in My Health Record in August.”
Ms Cattermole said significant progress in the development and introduction of digital health technologies was continuing to deliver a better-connected healthcare system.
“A key part of this is the government’s investment of more than $300 million for enhancements to My Health Record, which is continually being upgraded,” she said.