This slide is being used by NEHTA in some of their more recent presentations.
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The PCEHR system
is: opt in
is not: compulsory
is: an enhancement to medical treatment
is not: a requirement for medical treatment
is: a source of selected clinical data and documents
is not: a substitute for normal clinical records
is: a source of information to assist enquiry
is not: a replacement for normal sharing of information between an individual and their healthcare provider
is: aligned with current privacy obligations
is not: immune to current sharing and reporting rights and obligations of providers
is: a distributed system of service providers working together
is not: a single government store of personal information
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What on earth is going on here? We are paying a billion dollars for a system which does not actually assist providers as far as anyone knows, is incomplete, no one has to use and so it goes on.
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