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** Secure Messaging Project At Peninsula Health

Changes to electronic delivery of discharge summaries as a prelude to developing the capacity for GP e-referral

Discharge Summaries

Peninsula Health will be transitioning to ReferralNet as the preferred method of delivery for discharge summaries, with the transition scheduled to begin on 23 November 2016. There will be no appreciable impact on GPs and practices with this change. Discharge summaries will be presented to GPs in the same format within their clinical information system as before.

Electronic discharge summaries are currently delivered via Healthlink and this will continue to occur for a short period to enable gradual transition, however practices are strongly encouraged to register for ReferralNet receiving capability if they do not already have it.

GPs and practices with a ReferralNet capability will start to receive their discharge summaries via ReferralNet rather than Healthlink from the above date.

Outpatient eReferral

In addition, Peninsula Health is focusing on enabling electronic referrals for outpatient services. This will require:

·         The development of a referral template (or templates) to automate the extraction of data from core GP clinical information systems, including Medical Director, Best Practice, Genie and Zedmed; and

·         The installation of ReferralNet for sending and receiving secure messaging at General Practices across the catchment.

Practices who are keen to be involved in the initial implementation of eReferral for Outpatients, provisionally scheduled for Q1 2016, should contact the project manager for further information.

For further information on the project please contact: David Hutcheson, Project Manager (dhutcheson@phcn.vic.gov.au)

For information on your practice’s ReferralNet status, please contact Global Health:
Email: referralnet.support@global-health.com
Telephone: 1300 723 938, then press 2 for Support and then 4 for ReferralNet Support
Website: http://www.global-health.com/connectivity/

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