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MediConnect was an Australian government initiative in health care developed by the Department of Health and Medicare in consultation with health care professionals and consumer groups. It was designed to improve quality and safety in medication management, by improving access to medication information through information technology. This meant it could also prevent health problems caused by medicines reacting adversely with other medicines or allergic reactions to medicines.

MediConnect created an electronic consumer medication record. The MediConnect record was formed by linking prescriptions-written by different participating doctors and dispensed by different participating pharmacies-into a single medication record held in a central repository for each participating consumer.

The MediConnect key functional elements will be incorporated into the design of HealthConnect — Australia's system of electronic health records.

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