1. PCEHR Concept of Operations
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) System and how it will work.
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2. PCEHR Standards Review Final Selection of Standards
This report outlines the processes used in carrying out the PCEHR Standards Review, considers progress since previous related reviews and presents findings and recommendations for the proposed PCEHR system.
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3. Health CIO Paul Madden clears air on PCEHR standards debate
SPECIFICATIONS for a key part of the $500 million personally controlled e-health record have been released and a vendor portal launched to support software developers working on products for the system.
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4. Comments on the senate enquiry on the PCEHR
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Latest News w.r.t PCEHR
1) Everything you need to know about Australia PCEHR
Interestingly, advocates and critics both agree on the potential usefulness of electronic health records to improve patient outcomes and increase the potential efficiency of health services – even though evidence is scant that electronic health records, in and of themselves, improve the quality of care
It is very unlikely that the PCEHR will revolutionise health care in Australia any more than its equivalent did in the United Kingdom. From an e-health perspective, this will only come from a single shared electronic health record with clinical protocols and governance that allow health providers to collaborate with a patient in managing their health and wellbeing. But, hopefully, the steps taken in the PCEHR project will accelerate that process in Australia.
2). Labor's Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system blows out to $760m
SPENDING on Labor's Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system has blown out to $760 million, almost $300m more than the $466.7m budget.3). E-health records' $1m a day bill
The National E-Health Transition Authority has swallowed the original allocation almost whole -- it has received $466m in taxpayers' money since the PCEHR was announced by former health minister Nicola Roxon in 2010.
KEVIN Rudd's plan for a popular, patient-centric e-health record system - announced to general head-scratching in early 2010 - has morphed into a lumbering monster that remains frustratingly out of everyone's grasp.
Allocated a mysteriously precise sum of $466.7m over two years in that budget, it now appears the decision was made by the boss in a hurry, without the benefit of proper cabinet consideration as former health minister Nicola Roxon revealed last week.