16 Apr 2010

Medical test results to be shared

3:29 pm on 16 April 2010

Medical test results are to be shared more widely in Canterbury.

Lab test results will be available to hospital staff once a patient is admitted or fronts at an emergency department or an outpatient clinic.

Canterbury District Health Board says the system will be secure, but patients can opt out if they do not want their results shared.

Auckland DHBs are already doing so and say they are about to expand the system to include medicines.