The following appeared today.
Progress slow in electronic health push
Some 10,070 people now have a personal electronic health record as the government makes slow progress in addressing the concerns of consumers and doctors.
About 3240 signed up in the last month, joining the 6830 who were registered in late August.
However, obstacles remain. No GP practise is using clinical software directly linked to the new records system because the software is still not available. On the patient side, the Consumers Health Forum believes take-up would be faster if more people knew about the system, and if concerns about audit trails and governance were addressed.
Some teething problems have been addressed. Immunisations records and donor registration details have migrated to the new system as have Medicare and pharmaceutical benefit scheme records.
The government has also reached an uneasy truce with the Australian Medical Association after extending a cut-off date...
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