B10 – eHealth Update and Research Applications

This session will include the following topics (1) Use of the electronic patient record for clinical trial recruitment (2) Informed Consent Revolution:First we digitise, then we revolutionise & (3) An eHealth update from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

Use of the electronic patient record for clinical trial recruitment

Electronic patient records are fast replacing paper records in many hospitals around Australia. This year saw Australia’s first HIMSS Level 6 capable digital hospital, St Stephen’s Hospital at Hervey Bay.   The next 12 to 18 months will see much deeper implementations of electronic patient records in several states and clinicians will be recording much more structured information as part of their daily clinical care. Technology adoption will change clinical trial processes, in some areas quite dramatically. One patient recruitment system (PowerTrials) that is currently being deployed in hospitals in NSW and QLD, will show research teams an example of the type of clinical data that is being captured in the electronic patient record, how it will be used to improve patient recruitment and what the electronic workflow from investigator to clinical trial coordinator to clinical trial monitors is starting to look like in the electronic age in Australia

Informed Consent Revolution : First we digitise, then we revolutionise

This presentation will share Lilly’s vision of making the consent process better for patients. The journey begins by adding “e” to consent, digitising it to make it more interactive, aiding in improving the quality and ultimately revolutionising the process. Allowing the consent to be completed in stages will make it more patient friendly and will improve the overall experience. This vision has now been adopted by Transcelerate to be implemented in the near future.

An eHealth update from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

During this presentation NEHTA will provide attendees a update on a range of eHealth initiatives which impact those working in clinical research.

 

Chairperson: Roberta Lusa, Wesley Research