Hundreds sign up for eHealth
HUNDREDS of Bundaberg people turned out to visit an eHealth roadshow and along the way signed up for a more efficient health record.
Wide Bay Medicare Local eHealth advisor Tina Connell-Clark was on hand earlier in the week to help out in the purpose built eHealth semi-trailer, in the Sugarland Shoppingtown carpark. She said the initiative could save lives of those who were most vulnerable.
"The reason we are bringing the truck here is to encourage the community to get an electronic health record," she said.
"We get parents coming in with children who can have their full immunisation history uploaded."
Wide Bay Medicare local chief executive, Shane Dawson said an eHealth record gave patients more control over their health information and made it easier if they had to see different healthcare professionals.
"During the recent flood disaster, there were many residents in evacuation centres needing medical care or who required medications left behind as the flood waters rose," he said.