Research and Markets: Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR). Updated 2012 Report

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has announced the addition of the report to their offering.

As part of the 2010/11 Federal Government budget over $466 million over two years have been made available to create a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for every Australian that wants one. A further $233.7 million was added to this in May 2012.

Pilot programs started to commence in 2011 some in conjunction with the rollout of the National Broadband Network. In April 2011 nine further implementation sites funded by over $55 million are set to commence that will enable patients to sign up for a PCEHR from July 2012 leading to the introduction of accessible e-health records.

This funding is intended to establish a secure system of personally controlled electronic health records that will provide patients will be able to allow individual health practitioners such as GPs, specialists and nurses to view their medical history. One of the aims is to provide faster diagnosis and reduce medication errors as the doctor will be able to see the patient's medication history including any known allergies.

In June 2012 the Senate passed legislation necessary for the PCEHR to be instituted as part of Australia's health system.

1. Synopsis

2. Expected benefits of PCEHR

3. Users can control their PCEHR

4. Wave 1 and 2

4.1 St Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney

4.2 Brisbane South Division Limited

4.3 Mater Misericordiae Health

4.4 Cradle Coast Electronic Health Information Exchange

4.5 Calvary Healthcare

5. Other Projects

5.1 SA ready to go

5.2 E-health boost in Tasmania

6. GPs get paid for record collation

7. The most vulnerable need our assistance with e-health - PCEHR analysis

8. Design and implement contract awarded

9. PCEHR timeline to 2014

10. Project outsourcing

11. Market surveys

11.1 Electronic Health Records increases quality of healthcare (USA)

11.2 US study indicates that e-records are linked to fewer malpractices

11.3 Enhanced patient care

11.4 National healthcare consumer survey

11.5 Public health messages on Facebook

12. Related reports

Table 1 - Expected total net benefits of the funded national PCEHR system (2010-2025)

Table 2 - Benefits of the national PCEHR system for priority health activities

Table 3 - Breakdown of PCEHR benefits by care setting

Exhibit 1 - PCEHR timeline - 2009 - 2014

Exhibit 2 - Working through record matching progress report - 2011

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