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  • Govt to invest $485M in e-health reboot

    The federal government’s personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) scheme will be renamed ‘myHealth Record’ and doctors will trial an opt-out model, as part of a $485 million plan announced on Sunday.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 May 15 10:09
  • E-health record should be opt-out: Review

    The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) should be renamed 'My Health Record' — MyHR — and shift to an opt-out model, according to a review of the system commissioned by the federal health minister, Peter Dutton.

    Written by Rohan Pearce19 May 14 16:31
  • Health, education sectors hungry for IT skills

    Employers in healthcare and education have been the hungriest for ICT skills over the past three months, according to the latest Peoplebank Salary Survey.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 Feb. 14 08:00
  • Why clinicians don’t like national e-health

    If a recent survey by Australian Doctor is anything to go by, many general practitioners (GPs) across the country don’t want to participate in the challenged national e-health program.

    Written by Brett Avery25 Sept. 13 13:45
  • Inside South Australia's e-health transformation project

    Rolling out a state-wide electronic health record system is no mean feat for the CIO of SA Health, David Johnston. The government organisation last month switched on its Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) that is set to transform 12 hospitals across South Australia.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett10 Sept. 13 10:00
  • Opinion: Why national e-health is not for everyone

    The national e-health initiative is missing its take-up targets. According to a report last month in The Australian, the federal government hoped to see 500,000 Australians with a personally-controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) by July, but as of early March there were only 73,648 consumer registrations.

    Written by Brett Avery13 May 13 15:08
  • Opinion: Privacy may make or break e-health

    Over the past five years, the government and industry have developed legislation and standards that enable healthcare institutions to effectively share electronic health data.

    Written by Brett Avery22 Jan. 13 12:06
  • Opinion: Creating the best testbed for e-health

    Australia’s national e-health program has come under scrutiny in recent months due to early teething problems, the laborious process of registering for the service and the lack of incentives for private care participation.

    Written by Brett Avery05 Dec. 12 09:27
  • Federal Govt sheds light on next round of e-health record funding

    The Federal Department of Health has revealed detailed plans for the third round of funding to be allocated to the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) next month for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR).

    Written by Chloe Herrick07 Oct. 11 15:06
  • Accenture wins PCEHR infrastructure contract

    Global technology services firm Accenture has been chosen by the Federal Government as the national infrastructure partner for its $467 million personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) project.

    Written by Chloe Herrick16 Aug. 11 09:31