Quality of GP e-records limiting MyHealth Record

We keep hearing about the potential of the Federal Government’s MyHealth Record system, but a GP researcher has warned it will always be limited by the quality of GP software.

According to Dr Graeme Miller (pictured), medical director at the University of Sydney’s Family Medicine Research Centre, MyHealth Record had to be “dropped to the lowest common denominator” to accommodate low-quality systems.

In a bid to boost the system, the Sydney GP is calling for the government or the RACGP to introduce minimum standards for practice-based e-health record systems.