Health Provider Portal - GP Viewer
What's New at My Health Record
Health Provider Portal - GP Viewer
Registrations to access the Health Provider Portal (GP Viewer) commence on 28 June, 2017
Queensland GPs can now Register to access the Health Provider Portal (GP Viewer). This will provide them with secure, read-only online access to patient information from Queensland Health’s public hospitals.
Patients have been able to ‘opt out’ of having their public hospital healthcare information accessible to GPs through the HPP since 1 June 2017. Patient awareness of this option has been raised through collateral provided to general practices (Green & White brochures) and public hospitals throughout Queensland. The project has partnered with 13 HEALTH to manage the “opt out” process.
Currently PHNs are distributing information packs provided by Queensland Health, to all practices. These packs contain Brochures (Patient and GP), Posters and general information.
The Better connecting Queensland’s GPs and public hospitals initiative will allow Queensland GPs to view public hospital information including appointment records, radiology and laboratory results, treatment and discharge summaries, and demographic and medication details. Bridging the information gap between public hospitals and GPs aims to provide patients with better coordinated care, meaning they will be less likely to be re-admitted to hospital or undergo duplicate tests.
Once registered, GPs will be able to access the HPP via mobile devices (laptops, tablets etc.) however some devices (phones) may be too small to display the information clearly.
An external Queensland Health page www.health.qld.gov.au/hp-portal
has been established to support Queensland Health patients and Queensland GPs to obtain more information regarding this initiative.
Prior to registering
You, or your practice manager, will need to ensure that details of your Medicare Provider Number and Healthcare Provider Identifier – Individual (HPI-I) are up-to-date and registered with QH’s Secure Transfer Service (STS)
1. It is really important that the STS address book details MATCHES the name on AHPRA registration (otherwise the GP will be unable to access the Viewer)
. This allows QH to communicate with you electronically.
To register, Queensland GPs will require 100 points of personal identification which can include:
- Australian driver’s license*
- Australian passport
- Birth certificate
- Medicare Card
* You must include at least one of these primary documents as part of your 100 points.
Three items of professional identification are also required including:
- current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration number indicating you are a Medical Practitioner
- Medicare Provider Number
- HPI-I which identifies you as a ‘Health Practitioner’.
Discover latest news and updates, and what others are saying, about My Health Record.
Click here to read more.
Assisted Registration - Consumers: A Guide for Healthcare Provider Organisations
My Health Record Statistics – at 18 December 2016
- Over 4.4 million people have a My Health Record, with an average of 1 new record being created every 38 seconds.
- A further 1 million people have had a My Health Record automatically created for them during the participation trials.
- Over 6,806,784 prescription and dispense records have been uploaded.
- Over 9,594 healthcare providers are connected, including GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, aged care residential services, allied health.
- Over 1.3 million clinical documents uploaded.
Dashboard display of My Health Record statistics
This page contains My Health Record statistics to 18 December 2016 .
View these statistics as a dashboard PDF
4,435,747 individual registrations
- Of those registered, 54 per cent are female and 46 per cent are male
- Approximately 18 per cent of Australia's total population is registered
Digital Health Information
Assisted Registration is a way for you to help individuals register for a My Health Record. You do this by submitting their details to the My Health Record System Operator (System Operator) using compatible software. When you do this you are also providing assurance that you have checked their identity and obtained their consent to being registered and having their health information uploaded to their My Health Record. If successful, the registration will occur almost immediately and you will be able to upload clinical information to the individual’s record straight away.
A healthcare provider organisation providing Assisted Registration does not do so as an agent of the System Operator.
Any person who is 14 years or older who wants to register themselves and/or their child under 18 years old can register through Assisted Registration. An adult who does not have capacity cannot
be registered through Assisted Registration.
Individuals can register through these other channels:
Download the My Health Record Assisted Registration: A guide for Healthcare Provider Organisations publication here
To ensure your Healthcare Organisation can view its patients’ digital health records, if you haven’t previously registered (eHealth), your organisation needs to register to participate in Australia’s My Health Record system.
Once your organisation is registered, Individual Healthcare Providers and other relevant employees can be authorised to access the My Health Record system on the organisation’s behalf.
Before you start the registration process, it is important that you understand the steps involved and the key concepts relevant to participating in the My Health Record system.
Education & Training
Participating in the My Health Record System: A Registration Guide for Healthcare Organisations
Step by step process
More forms and guides
Healthcare provider organisations
Practice Incentive Program
Refreshed online training for the My Health Record system is now available. You can access this new training here: myhealthrecord.e3learning.com.au
This online training supports self-paced learning. It will allow healthcare providers to become familiar with, and confident in using, today’s My Health Record system. This resource will also be particularly useful for general practices participating in the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive.
The online training is a combination of existing and new material and will continue to be updated, incorporating feedback from users as the My Health Record system continues to evolve. The training includes simulations on how to view and upload information to the My Health Record system using some common clinical information systems, as well as the My Health Record Provider Portal.
The first module of the training introduces healthcare providers to the key principles of the My Health Record system, and familiarises them with its features and functions. Examples of the topics covered in the training are:
- The types of clinical documents held in an individual’s My Health Record
- Consent and how it relates to viewing and uploading of clinical information
- Accessing an individual’s My Health Record in the event of an emergency
- Ensuring quality data is uploaded to My Health Record
There are additional modules available which are tailored for healthcare providers in General Practice, Community Pharmacy, Hospitals, Specialist Practice, Allied Health and Residential Aged Care.
Healthcare professionals can now simulate use of the digital health functionality in their software. Each software product below has been made available with the kind assistance of software vendors, who each provide their own training in this functionality.
Related Links & Information
Videos & Presentations
Practice Incentive Program Digital Health - Commencing 1 May 2016
PIP eHealth Incentive Requirements (commencing 1 May 2016):
- Integrating Healthcare Identifiers into Electronic Practice Records
- Secure Messaging Capability
- Data Records and Clinical Coding
- Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions
- My Health Record System. This new requirement necessitates a Practice must: Upload a Shared Health Summary for a minimum of 0.5% of the practice’s standardised whole patient equivalent (SWPE) count of patients per PIP payment quarter.
The Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent (SWPE) value of a practice is the sum of the fractions of care provided to practice patients, weighted for the age and of each patient.
As a guide, the average full-time general practitioner (GP) has a value of around 1,000 each year. For more information, read the eHealth Incentive guidelines.
The total care for each patient equals 1.0 and is known as the Whole Patient Equivalent (WPE). It is based on GP and other non-referred consultation items in the MBS, and uses a weighting value rather than the number of consultations per patient.
The weighted fractions of patient care are then added together, giving the SWPE value for the practice.
The table below gives the values used in weighting for age and sex for February 2016. Weightings are subject to quarterly adjustments.
If this table does not display correctly, click here
|Patient age (years)
||1 to 4
||5 to 14
||15 to 24
||25 to 44
||45 to 64
||65 to 74