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The AMA Tries To Make Some Sense of the National E-Health Record System (PCEHR). They Are Not Sure About All This.

April 11th, 2012 by davidmore
A few days ago we had the AMA release a draft guide for AMA members to assist with their involvement with the NEHTS. The report has been covered here: PCEHR explained in AMA draft guide 4th Apr 2012 Mark OBrien THE extent of the change to general practice to be brought by the governments e-health records system has been outlined, with the release of a 26-page draft guide on use of the new system. The guide was released today for public comment by the AMA, which compiled it at the request of the National E-Health Transition Authority. It explains how practitioners might use the PCEHR in their day-to-day practice. AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said while the system would put the patient in the drivers seat for managing their health it would also have practical clinical limitations for medical practitioners in respect of the content, accuracy, and accessibility of the information. The guide emphasised the system is voluntary for both patients and practitioners and...

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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