When you’re not well you don’t want to waste time
Your health information is collected by healthcare providers and agencies so they can provide you with appropriate care and to plan health service delivery.Your health information is collected by healthcare providers and agencies so they can provide you with appropriate care and to plan health service delivery.
Your information is shared with healthcare providers and agencies involved in your care. For example, if you were referred to a hospital your health information would be provided to hospital staff. Sharing information helps healthcare providers give you the best care possible, as quickly as possible. It also helps them to make better and more informed decisions about your care.
Your health information is confidential and checks are in place to monitor access to your records. Your information is not made available to insurance companies, employers or other third parties.Sharing health information means:
- Quality care, faster
- More complete health information about you is available to those who are providing your care
- You and your healthcare provider are able to make more informed decisions about your care
- You don’t have to remember all your tests and medications
- Tests do not need to be repeated
TestSafe is a secure electronic database which stores health information including prescribed medications and test results. Authorised healthcare providers such as GPs, pharmacists and hospital doctors can access your information stored in TestSafe. For more information on the TestSafe approach to privacy and security, click on 'More Information' on the menu above.
Sharing patient information with other healthcare providers improves the quality and safety of health care delivery throughout the health system. In addition to reporting test results to the test orderer, DHB funded test results in the Auckland region are also sent to TestSafe. A record of medications dispensed by community pharmacists is also included.
"Testsafe has significantly cut down time needed to get hospital results and has actually been pivotal in patient care on a number of occasions"
John Cameron, GP and Medical Executive Officer for ProCare.
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