Is this the e-health game-changer GPs are looking for?

The Holy Grail of software development for years has been to allow doctors to easily share information between healthcare facilities and systems.

The government has tried to solve the problem with its MyHealth Record scheme, which uses a standardised language called the SNOMED Clinical Terms – Australia (SNOMED CT-AU).  

But another solution is to map existing software interfaces to SNOMED, so doctors can stick with their current software, but still download patient information that was uploaded on different software, with SNOMED acting as a digital translator.