I was alerted to this a day or so ago.
AIIA Healthcare Briefing
Tuesday 29 March 2011
“More eHealth developments – Personally controlled electronic health records”
At this Briefing, you will have the opportunity to be briefed on the roll-out of personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) by the two people driving the policy and implementation.
Our keynote speakers are Ms Fionna Granger, First Assistant Secretary, eHealth Division, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and Andrew Howard, Head of Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record, NEHTA.
PCEHR records will become available to individual Australians from July 2012 and will be a major achievement of the Australian governments’ ehealth initiatives.
PCEHR records will build on the foundation laid by the introduction of individual and provider health care identities, SNOMED clinical terminologies, and secure messaging services through the national authentication service for health.
For patients and health providers, PCEHRs will bring key health information such as patient demographics, allergies and adverse reactions, medicines, medical history and immunisations from a number of different systems together and present it in a single view.
The PCEHR has already been rolled out into first wave sites, including Hunter Urban GP Access, GP Partners Brisbane, and Melbourne East GP Network. Soon to be announced, a second wave of early adopters will include the consortium lead, representatives from clinicians, consumers, hospitals and pharmacies.
Our briefing moderator, Andrew James will lead our discussions on what companies need to be doing to be business ready to take advantage of the e-health developments.
Please come along to listen, ask questions, and make suggestions.
AIIA is supporting NEHTA in the introduction of better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information in Australian healthcare.
When: Tuesday 29 March 2011
When: 0800 - 0930
Where: Telstra Experience Centre, Level 4, 400 George St, Sydney
Online registration: Click to register http://www.aiia.com.au/events/event_details.asp?id=149766
About AIIA Healthcare Network
Australia’s healthcare sector provides key commercial opportunities to Asia’s member companies, and AIIA seeks to assist our member companies to grow in this marketplace. Our AIIA Healthcare Briefings typically cover sector developments: business issues, drivers and constraints, buyer identification, and sector research.
Designed for senior ICT executives, healthcare account managers, commercial and government account and sales leaders and managers, healthcare business development managers, healthcare business analysts, and consultants. Our Briefings are a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and to meet new colleagues in the industry.
Sponsored by NEHTA and Telstra
NEHTA is the lead organisation supporting the national vision for eHealth in Australia. NEHTA’s role as managing agent on behalf of the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) is to deliver the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) work program for the Australian health community.
Telstra is a strong supporter of the AIIA Healthcare Briefings and has kindly provided its Telstra Experience Centre venue. Telstra has Health and Aged Care Industry solutions for patient, medical professional and health administration services.
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I have to say I am a little startled to hear that “The PCEHR has already been rolled out into first wave sites, including Hunter Urban GP Access, GP Partners Brisbane, and Melbourne East GP Network.”
I had thought they we still working on it - well what do you know?
Sounds like a fun session for those who can make it!