Allens insights: Implementation of Australia's PCEHR system reviewed

Government Health

By Michael Morris and Phil O'Sullivan

At the end of 2013, the Federal Minister for Health announced a panel review into Australia's Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system to consider implementation and uptake issues. The subsequent report, made public in May 2014, puts forward 38 recommendations to address the issues identified, which includes the recommendation that the PCEHR system should be transitioned to an opt-out model.

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An edited version of this article first appeared in eHealth Law & Policy Journal for the July 2014 edition.