Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where Are The Submissions on the PCEHR? - Still No Sign As Of 2 Weeks Later!

Here is the announcement submissions have closed.

PCEHR Draft Concept of Operations Consultation

Submissions on the Draft Concept of Operations - Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system have now closed.

All submissions received by the closing date (7 June 2011) will be reviewed and this feedback will inform the final personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system Concept of Operations document scheduled for release in August 2011.

In the interim, the Draft Concept of Operations - Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system can still be viewed.

This document provides details on how the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system may look, what information it might contain, and how it will function and connect with existing clinical systems.

It also covers participation issues, information management, privacy and security, and matters of implementation, evaluation and consultation.

The content was shaped by the wide range of consultations which the Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) and the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) have held with stakeholders — consumer groups, health professionals, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and state and territory governments.

The PCEHR consumer booklet, e-health - have your say, describes key elements of the proposed PCEHR system, and the impact it will have on health care in the future.

You can also find out more about the PCEHR Concept of Operations process by reading the fact sheet.

Although the consultation period on the Concept of Operations has closed, it is planned that a PCEHR Legislation Issues Paper will shortly be available for public comment. The PCEHR Legislation Issues Paper identifies the legal issues which flow from the Concept of Operations and explores how these issues might be addressed within a legal framework. Watch the yourHealth website for information about the consultation process for legislation issues.

The link is here:

http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/pcehr

So just why does it take so long to let the public know what the public are saying?

Note the nonsense in all this about just how much consultation happened before the ConOps was released.

Release slackness rules again it would seem!

David.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

David, our submission has never been published, although we gave permmission?

Dr David More MB PhD FACHI said...

The last time I looked 117 had been published. If you missed out an e-mail to the submission address, asking when, might be a good idea. Mine was finally published!

David.

Anonymous said...

Are they going to provide a cumulative summary of the submissions? I hope so. It would be informative to see if there was a consistent theme running through a majority of submissions and what that might be.