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AMA submission to the National e-Health Transition Authority on Implementing electronic discharge summaries: the junior medical officer perspective

The AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training has made a submission to the National e-Health Transition Authority on electronic discharge summaries. The paper examines, from the junior medical officer perspective, impediments to creating high-quality discharge summaries and presents solutions to the barriers identified.

19 Nov 2010

The discharge summary fulfils an important role in providing continuity of care for patients. In the context of the broader implementation of e-health strategies across the Australian health sector, electronic generation and transmission of discharge summaries are becoming commonplace; however, installation of this technology is not without risks or challenges.

The AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training has made a submission to the National e-Health Transition Authority on electronic discharge summaries. The paper examines, from the junior medical officer perspective, impediments to creating high-quality discharge summaries and presents solutions to the barriers identified.

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Published: 19 Nov 2010