The Midland Clinical Portal (MCP) is coming.
MCP provides a single point of access for clinical information from across the Midland region – Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairawhiti, Taranaki and Waikato DHBs.
We go live with the first part of the portal across the region in August 2017.
This first phase includes a modern interface, including a different model for alerts, and a timeline view of patient encounters to help clinicians identify the documents they want faster and easier.
Initially it will only contain a read only view of selected documents created after go-live in DHBs that have connected the upload software (documents can only be created in your existing electronic record). Limited information about patient encounters within the region since October 2016 will also be visible. The functionality and information available at this initial release is deliberately limited to ensure successful delivery of the portal.
MCPFP will only launch from within existing local systems but as MCP’s functionality increases, local systems will eventually be switched off. At that point, MCP will provide a single view of patient information across the Midland region.
Once we have the foundation in place, we will build on it, iteratively delivering significant additional clinician-led functional capabilities.
Eventually, MCP will cover almost every reason a clinician has to pick up a pen, including, but not limited to, forms and pathways – starting with mental health, transfer of care, medications management, diagnostic orders and results, referrals and primary health integration.
Delivering a consistent and accurate view of regional patient records will support sound clinical decisions, reduce risk, and improve the experience of patients, clinicians and administrators.
MCP is closely aligned to the Digital Health 2020 strategy and the work underway on a national electronic health record.