E-health rebates ruled out
- Karen Dearne
- From: Australian IT
- September 13, 2011
No rebate for PCEHR adoption
- By Michael Woodhead on 13 September 2011
In an interview yesterday she said GPs were already using computerised systems and would see the value in switching to a new and better record system.
“The government's commitments are to fund the infrastructure that's required so that the system can talk to each other. It's not to fund each and every bit of a general practice or a health practice of any type which is going to constantly update itself and want to keep up with modern technology,” she said.
The RACGP had previously lobbied the government for a rebate to cover the extra training and support that practices will need to adopt the PCEHR and “to recognise the additional work GPs will undertake in consultations initiating and maintaining the patient’s Shared Health Summary and PCEHR.”