What is iRAD?
iRAD — which stands for ‘integrated real-time active data’ — is an innovative new software for clinicians to share critical patient data between hospitals, general practice and other connected healthcare professionals. SWSPHN has led the development and localisation of iRAD to the Australian Healthcare sector in an Australian first to achieve an integrated health system that is fit for purpose.
iRAD delivers an interoperability system that - enables informed decision making and high-quality patient outcomes by providing secure, timely and accurate sharing of patient information between health providers.
iRAD provides a single, clear view of a patient’s key clinical information – real-time, from trusted health providers, enabling better patient care.
What is interoperability?
Interoperability is the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information. iRAD utilises advanced semantic interoperability which enables sending and receiving systems to understand, interpret and use information.
Example: Practice A has a penicillin allergy record for a patient that also attends practice B, through iRAD providers caring for the patient at Practice B will be notified of the penicillin allergy, rather than ensuring that information is shared in a referral letter or relying on the patient to share that information again at practice.
What are the benefits of iRAD?
- Enhanced patient information sharing for better clinical decisions across the health sector
- Improve patient safety and quality of care
- Reduce risk of potentially preventable hospital admissions
- A low-risk solution – that adds value to General Practice with no change to clinical workflows.
- Supports a collaborative approach to health outcomes – enhances patient outcomes and reduces clinical error
- Tangible reductions in waste and duplication of effort
- Improves the quality and safety of care
- Provides a more efficient means of communication between all sectors of the health system that are not readily exchanging information currently.
What's in it for GPs and ED specialists?
- Single sign-on, no additional logins to access additional patient information or to share information
- Presents providers with critical information in an easy to ready layout
- Ability to easily share documents such as referrals, letters and care plans
- Improve the coordination of patient care between clinicians- promoting accountability and eliminating dangerous gaps during transitions
- Productivity savings – reduces the time spent in administrative functions and follow-up activities
- It's simple and easy to use.
Find out more about iRAD
Contact our team to discuss joining iRAD, or to find out more information.