Patients get live access to health summaries

Patients at 180 GP clinics will soon have access to their medical history via a $5.99 app.

The Australian-developed Meditracker app, which is being rolled out at IPN practices, gives live access to health summaries and medications.

Patients can also show their medication list to pharmacists to help avoid drug interactions or adverse events.

The app has been trialled at several IPN centres since January. It also links to various fitness trackers.

Dr Gerard Foley, CEO of IPN Medical Centres, says Meditracker can by used by other practices — at no additional cost to the practice — provided they use Best Practice and cdmNet practice management software.

Consultation notes, documents and confidential information are not sent to the Meditracker app. Information is drawn from cdmNet, which contains only the health summary.

“The app will be most useful to patients with a chronic disease