23 October 2018
More than 3 million patient documents have now been uploaded into the Midland Clinical Portal (MCP) and are available to clinicians throughout the Bay of Plenty, Hauora Tairāwhiti, Lakes, Taranaki and Waikato District Health Board regions.
So far, the MCP has recorded information from nearly 800,000 patients and more than 4 million patient events since October 2016. These records increase the range and volume of information available to clinicians via a single point of access.
The MCP provides clinicians with a consolidated and accurate picture of patient information from across the Midland region, reducing risk and improving health outcomes for patients. It also reduces paperwork, administration and duplication of processes across all levels of health services.
Midland clinicians currently have a read-only view of these records through the MCP. Creating records directly in the MCP is part of the next phase of the programme, which is scheduled for delivery between June and October 2019.
The MCP is being delivered by eSPACE – a clinically-led transformation programme across the five Midland District Health Boards, supported and enabled by technology. With the aim of one patient, one record, the eSPACE team continues to expand the functionality and information available through the MCP.
eSPACE and the MCP are aligned with the Ministry of Health’s Digital Health 2020 Strategy goals of:
- Progressing electronic health records for all New Zealanders
- Supporting evidence-based decisions in the health sector through accessible health data
- Increasing digital capability within the health sector
- Enabling access to regional health information through regional technology
- Supporting and improving preventative health initiatives digitally.