Rural Clinical School

eHIE Project Update

This project will allow secure, electronic sharing of patient health information between GPs and health care providers.

The Cradle Coast Electronic Health Information Exchange (eHIE) is a collaboration of the University of Tasmania Rural Clinical School (RCS), General Practice North West (GPNW), North West Area Health Service (NWAHS) and the Cradle Coast Authority (CCA).  Driving the project is a vision of a regional community of practice in which electronic patient health records can be shared across healthcare organisations in North West Tasmania, providing secure access to accurate, relevant information at the point of care. Secondary use of collated information will also inform health service planning.

This project aims:eHIE Logo

  • To increase connectivity between users; the quality and flow of information exchanged
  • To establish a culture and expectation of information sharing
  • To drive adoption and continuous improvement of value-adding technologies and information systems.

The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Since its inception, eHIE was successful as one of only nine organisations nationwide to receive second round Australian Government PCEHR funding to implement the Cradle Coast Connected Care (4C) Project.  This project will implement a local shared electronic health record testing national eHealth infrastructure and NeHTA standards.  The specific focus of the 4C Project is to enable cross boundary communication of Advanced Care Planning for residents of Registered Aged Care Facilities.

For more detailed information please contact:

Project Support Officer - Kylie BennettRural Clinical School
Hospitals' Campus, Brickport Road
Private Bag 3513 TAS 7320
Phone: +61 3 6430 4550

Published on: 03 Mar 2011