On NEHTA’s website - as of Sep 1 - the following Headline is displayed.
NEHTA - National E-Health Transition Authority
Personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) Concept of Operations
Following receipt of submissions, the final Concept of Operations document is scheduled for release in August 2011.
Also from the Government site we have:
PCEHR Draft Concept of Operations Consultation
The Draft Concept of Operations - Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system (draft Concept of Operations) consultation process closed on 7 June 2011. All submissions received by the deadline were reviewed and will help inform the final personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system Concept of Operations document - scheduled for release in August 2011.
The draft Concept of Operations provides details about how the PCEHR system might 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 a range of consultations which the Department of Health and Ageing and the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) held with stakeholders — consumer groups, health professionals, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and state and territory governments.
You can find out more about the draft Concept of Operations by reading the fact sheet and the PCEHR consumer booklet, e-health - have your say, which describes key elements of the proposed PCEHR system, and the impact it will have on health care in the future.
So the self-imposed deadline has already slipped. I guess we will just have to wait.