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The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) has undertaken a pilot program to make web-based medical records readily available in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA).
The web-based electronic health record system, known as MMEx, is a collaboration between KAMSC and the University of Western Australia. It provides an online database that details patient's medical records, including care plans, medications and communications, so that this information can be shared with a range of health professionals and service providers including hospitals, visiting specialists and allied and mental health professionals.
The system was primarily designed for Aboriginal people from the Kimberley, due to factors such as remoteness and lack of emergency health care facilities, which can result in inadequate service provision. Combined with telehealth services, this system will maintain continuity of care for a highly mobile population scattered over a wide geographical area.
Abstract adapted from the Conversation
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Cnr Anne St and Dora St
PO Box 1377
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9194 3200
Fax: (08) 9192 2500
Dr David Glance
Manager of MMEx
UWA Centre for Software Practice
M002, UWA, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Fax: (08) 6488 1534