A smartphone app that connects patients with GPs will be made available across 180 practices
A smartphone app that connects patients with GPs will be made available across 180 practices.
IPN Medical Centres group announced the roll out of Precedence Health Care’s MediTracker app to two million patients in April. It has been trialling the app in practices since the start of the year.
The app, which is endorsed by the RACGP, provides a real-time, mobile medical record that can be accessed by GPs, patients, family members and allied health professionals.
It includes detailed information on patients’ medical history, adverse reactions, immunisations, non-sensitive pathology results, as well as blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol.
The app provides more data than My Health Record, but does not include GP notes or records that have been tagged as confidential.
Wearables and home monitoring devices can link into the MediTracker app.
Revenue is derived from patients, who pay a $5.99 yearly subscription.
IPN Medical Centres CEO Gerard Foley said the app balances privacy and access to key information.
“By connecting the patient directly to their primary GP practice, it … strengthens the relationship between GP and patient, which improves clinical outcomes,” Dr Foley said.
“We see this as an important step towards the future GP-led patient-centred medical home model.”