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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.