Web Health Portal to Enhance Patient Safety in Australian Healthcare Systems

  • Belal Chowdhury
  • Morshed Chowdhury
  • Clare D’Souza
  • Nasreen Sultana
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 368)

Abstract

The use of a web Health Portal can be employed not only for reducing health costs but also to view patient’s latest medical information (e.g. clinical tests, pathology and radiology results, discharge summaries, prescription renewals, referrals, appointments) in real-time and carry out physician messaging to enhance the information exchanged, managed and shared in the Australian healthcare sector. The Health Portal connects all stakeholders (such as patients and their families, health professionals, care providers, and health regulators) to establish coordination, collaboration and a shared care approach between them to improve overall patient care safety. The paper outlines a Health Portal model for designing a real-time health prevention system. An application of the architecture is described in the area of web Health Portal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Belal Chowdhury
    • 1
  • Morshed Chowdhury
    • 2
  • Clare D’Souza
    • 1
  • Nasreen Sultana
    • 3
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Frankston HospitalFrankstonAustralia

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