The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is to overhaul its medical records system (MRS) in a bid to streamline the government agency’s business processes.
The current MRS supports the processing of regular medical examinations required to be undertaken by pilots, flight crew and air traffic controllers to obtain and keep their licences, according to CASA documents.
As a result of overhauling the MRS, CASA expects that it will realise significant efficiencies by improving the user environment and avoiding unnecessary multiplication of effort, and improve safety effectiveness by having a single, robust system with consistent data.
The new MRS is also expected to include new functionalities to help manage clients more effectively, access the system from remote locations, and better integrate a number of related applications used by the current MRS.
“Presently there is a one way information transfer between MRS online and MRS, to incorporate two way communications between the systems and other functionalities added, also develop consistency with the CASA Gateway project functionalities that are being developed,” the documents read.
CASA's primary function is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas.