My eRecord helps make life easier for Queenslanders with a disability

Events

In an Australian first, eight specialist disability service providers are working together to help improve the quality of life for over 20,000 people living with a disability.

Throughout their lifetime, those with a disability often need to visit a number of support and service providers, and keeping health and personal records up to date with multiple providers is a challenge.

A new electronic system, ‘My eRecord’, aims to gather these records in one place. People can then choose to share this information with their health care professionals, carers and service providers.

This new and important initiative, established through a collaborative between by Endeavour Foundation, Multicap, Cerebral Palsy League, Life Without Barriers, Centacare, Uniting Care Community, FSG Australia and Spinal Injuries Australia  aims to help people living with a disability register with ‘My eRecord’.

‘Using My eRecord helps people with disabilities keep important health and social information about themselves in one place;  they can then decide who to share it with and when,’ Jo Jessop, CEO Multicap.

The Improvement Foundation (IF) has already worked with hundreds of primary health care providers to prepare their organisations to use electronic health records. Based on the success of this work, IF will support the eight organisations to upskill their teams and adapt work practices that support the set-up and use of eRecords for people with a disability.

March 31, 2014

IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION
Level 8, 19 Grenfell St Adelaide SA 5000 | PO Box 3645
T: (08) 8422 7400 | TOLL FREE (within Aust): 1800 771 522 | F: 08 8231 6690 | E: enquiries@improve.org.au

The Improvement Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians past and present on whose land we walk and we live.

TQCSI Quality Certified
ISQua