Our health information platforms and registers provide a secure and robust way to connect patients’ health information across multiple providers in near real time, across whole populations and sectors. This enables clinicians to have a more complete view of their patient’s health information, supporting improved quality and safety of care.
Telstra Health’s health information platforms and registers currently support the National Cancer Screening Register and Real Time Prescription Monitoring.
Cancer screening saves lives. The NCSR is a digital health platform that enables a single electronic record for each person in Australia participating in cervical and bowel screening. It helps improve cancer screening outcomes for individuals by inviting and reminding eligible people when they are due for screening, and by providing screening histories to a patient’s healthcare providers to help inform appropriate care.
The NCSR is the first digital health system in Australia to comprehensively link all relevant population screening stakeholders. Commonwealth and state health authorities, GPs, specialists, public and private pathology services, and the participant.
The NCSR currently:
In 2016 there were over 1,800 deaths in Australia as a result of prescription medicine overdoses. Telstra Health’s joint venture for pharmacy and medications management solutions, Fred IT Group, was recently awarded the contract to build the National Data Exchange to enable the introduction of a national approach to real-time prescription monitoring.
This national approach will play a significant role in helping to prevent prescription medication misuse by:
Fred IT also built the Victorian real-time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) which went live on 2nd October 2018. Fred IT will draw on its experience with this solution to support the national extension of real time prescription monitoring to health professionals in all states and territories.