Midland Clinical Portal

One Portal

Midland Clinical Portal

The Midland Clinical Portal is a clinical tool developed to support clinicians to deliver safer, more efficient and better quality healthcare to the people of Te Manawa Taki (The Midland region).

As an electronic platform, the MCP brings together the clinical information systems of the five Te Manawa Taki DHBs (Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Hauora Tairāwhiti, Taranaki and Waikato) and various other clinical data repositories and national information systems into one, giving clinicians a single point of access to a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical information.

The overall aim of the MCP is to realise the aspirational vision of Te Manawa Taki, One Patient, One Record. Read-only capability is currently operating across the Midland region, providing clinicians with a single, regionalised view of a patient’s medical record.

Through the MCP, clinicians also have visibility of real-time data from the New Zealand ePrescription Service (NZePS) – a data feed containing a near complete record of a patient’s dispensed medication history from community and non-hospital pharmacies nationwide.

Create will build on from the MCP’s read-only capability to one that allows clinicians to record data directly into the system. Once the MCP becomes fully operational with 24x7 technical support it has the potential to become the region’s system of clinical record.

Decision support will provide clinicians with additional MCP features and enhancements to assist in clinical decision making. These features and enhancements will include visibility of forms and pathways; mental health records; transfer of care; laboratory and radiology results and orders; referral information; and potentially, medicines management, shared access to Starship and St John information systems and integration with primary health information systems. Features and enhancements will be delivered purposefully, ensuring the MCP remains responsive to the growing needs of clinicians.

 

Information is right at your fingertips. Prior to the portal I had to phone patients’ GPs, or another hospital to get copies of their medical records.

I can access discharge summaries and immediately have up-to-date information in real time – this really helps my decision making”

*From a physician at Taranaki DHB