of clinical information to or from an external party needs to
conform to Australian privacy laws. If
information is emailed, then it must be digitally encrypted
with the use of digital certificates in your email client. HealthLink
offers an alternative secure delivery mechanism used by 10,000
healthcare sites, sending over 1½million digitally signed and
encrypted messages a week. For
further details go to www.healthlink.net
CleverPsych provides an interface to HealthLink that enables you
to send reports to doctors and to receive referrals and patient
records from them. Reports are typically in text or RTF formats
depending on the capabilities of the doctor's practice software.
CleverPsych displays a list of the messages sent and received:
The selected message is displayed in the bottom tabbed pane. If it
is from an unknown doctor or is about a new client they can be
added to the database.
The HealthLink software is usually configured to regularly send
and receive messages and when CleverPsych does its sending and
reveiving logs are generated and displayed:
The HealthLink message format is based on an Australian standard.