NEHTA knew of PCEHR delays
- by: Karen Dearne
- From: Australian IT
- July 11, 2012
Australia Faces Problems in Rollout of Personal Health Record SystemThe Australian government has encountered problems with the recent launch of its Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system, or PCEHR system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The PCEHR initiative aims to let patients use an online tool to consolidate their records on medications, allergies, immunizations, doctors' notes and other health information.
The low enrollment numbers have led observers to express doubt that the program will meet its goal of registering 500,000 users in its first year.
- Consistently busy call center lines;
- A lack of awareness among government staff that registration was open; and
- An inability to register names with apostrophes (Molloy, Sydney Morning Herald, 7/9).