Transfer or Copy of
For patients who
will be attending the clinic for Skin Cancer Medicine only,
obtaining a copy of your medical file is probably not neccessary.
For patients looking
for iSpot Clinic to take over your General Practice care, it is strongly
recommended that you arrange a copy of your file to be sent to the
unless you are fit and well, and you take no or
minimal medication and have had little surgery or
medical problems in the past.
there are three ways of transferring your medical information.
A Digital Copy
This is the strongly preferred option, particularly if the clinic
sending the notes uses the same software as iSpot Clinic - 'Best Practice.'
The sending clinic can export the notes to CD in a format which
means that ALL your clinical data appears in the clinic's files properly
organised and without risk of a mistake in re-typing your data.
If your clinic uses a different software package it would be
ideal for iSpot Clinic to liase with them first about the best way of sending
The clinic sending the file is entitled to charge you a reasonable fee for this
service, it would be unusual for this to exceed $30 as this is
generally a quick and convenient process for the clinic sending the
Full Paper Notes
Your clinic may arrange to print out all they have on you, using
many - often hundreds - of pages of paper to do so.
As iSpot Clinic stores your records electronically, these pages are then
scanned and turned back into an electronic PDF file in your notes.
This is less than ideal as the PDF file is not fully integrated
with your notes, and key data like medications and allergies do not
get automatically completed.
The sending clinic is entitled to charge you a reasonable fee for
the time and stationary used to print and post these files.
Many clinics will arrange to send over a simple 1-2 page summary
containing your major coded medical conditions, your current
medications, allergies and vaccinations.
These summaries usually won't include:
- specialist letters
- referral letters to specialists
- workcover forms or details
- insurance medicals
- narcotic medication permits
- test results, xrays etc
Many clinics will send or issue these documents without charge.
To download a form to assist you in transferring a
copy of your medical file, please