Australian Medical Association assesses My Health Record’s success so far

The Australian Medical Association federal president Dr. Tony Bartone touted the success of the country’s electronic health record platform, My Health Record, during a speech for the National Press Club on Wednesday, but stressed the need for more patient data in those records.

While Dr. Bartone noted that almost all (90%) of Australians have an account, the number of participants is equaled in importance by the information contained in those records.

“At the moment, there’s just not the information being shared between all parts of the system in a meaningful manner to allow utility (between doctors),” he said during a Q&A session at the National Press Club.