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08-12-2015 | eHealth Ireland announces public consultation process on national Electronic Health Record

09 December 2015
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The HSE and eHealth Ireland have this week launched a public consultation process on a range of matters regarding a new national Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The EHR would replace the paper-based systems that are typically in use today and would offer a number of advantages for patients over the current system including better and quicker access to healthcare information for professionals and improved communications between health professionals.

Speaking at the launch, Richard Corbridge, Chief Information Officer and Chief Officer of eHealth Ireland (pictured) said "We are now looking for the public's feedback on a range of matters such as: what will make the EHR successful, and where the EHR should be prioritised... We want to know your views on data privacy and accessibility to the EHR and how consent should be managed... We will all have an EHR in the future, so it is important we have our say now at this early stage so that we get this right for our healthcare system".An e-health record - the Epilepsy Electronic Patient Record - is currently use in epilepsy care in Ireland and has been hugely successful in improving the quality of epilepsy care. For more on the Epilepsy EPR, click here.

 Click here to view a short informational video on the EHR and to submit feedback.

The consultation period is open until Sunday 31st of January 2016.

 

 

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