Citizens, Patients and Policy: A Challenge for Australia's National Electronic Health Record.
Christopher Morris Showell, BAppSci(MLS), eHealth Services Research Group, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 87, Hobart TAS 7001, AUSTRALIA, Tel: 0419 105 941.
- Published Article
Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
- Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Australia will implement a personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) over the next three to five years. Development of an e-health policy framework to support this initiative has involved healthcare providers and patients, but the discussion appears to have bypassed non-patient citizens. There is a risk that this omission may result in difficulties with implementation and uptake of the new system.
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