About the PCEHR system
The PCEHR system is a key element of the Australian Government's national health reform agenda, designed to provide better health services and outcomes for all Australians. Major investments are being made to fund improvements in hospitals, primary care and the aged care sector. Together with telehealth and the National Broadband Network, the PCEHR system will improve accessibility to health services and patient information signficantly enhancing health outcomes.
The PCEHR system will enable better access to important health information held in dispersed records across the country. For the first time all Australians who choose to participate will be able to see their important health information when and where they need it, and they will be able to share this information with trusted healthcare providers.
Consumers will be able to register for their PCEHR from 1 July 2012.
The full benefits of the PCEHR system will be realised by consumers, their healthcare providers and the Australian community more broadly over the next 10 years. Once the national elements of the system are in place its value will grow steadily as more Australians choose to join and healthcare providers connect to the system, supported by innovative solutions provided by health industry suppliers.
To find out more about eHealth and health reform visit www.yourhealth.gov.au
Launch of the 'Learning Centre'
Personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) for all Australians. From July 2012, all Australians can choose to register for an electronic health record. The newly launched ‘Learning Centre’ will help you find out about the benefits of an eHealth record, how to get involved and how to use the eHealth record system. Read More