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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Go Grab and Start Reading and Commenting! This Will Be Very Important Indeed.

The following came out today.

PCEHR System Legislation Issues Paper

The PCEHR System: Legislation Issues Paper outlines the proposed legislative framework to support the establishment and implementation of a national personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system.

The paper has been developed by the Commonwealth in consultation with a working group of representatives from Commonwealth, state and territory health departments and, as such, represents an initial proposal and options rather than a concluded policy position.

The paper covers issues such as participation in the system by individuals, healthcare providers and system operators, access controls, privacy, security and governance.

The paper is intended to promote discussion within the community about the legislative framework required to support the implementation and operation of the PCEHR system as described in the Draft Concept of Operations - Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system.

You can also find out more about the paper by reading the fact sheet and frequently asked questions (FAQ) for consumers and healthcare providers.

Have your say on the PCEHR System: Legislation Issues Paper via the web submissions form below or email your submission to ehealth.legislation@health.gov.au. Alternatively, you can send your submission to us via the postal address supplied on this page.

Submissions will be made public and shared with relevant Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies to inform consideration of the PCEHR legislative framework. Submissions that are intended to remain confidential should be clearly marked as such and submitters should be aware that confidential submissions may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information law.

The closing date for comments and submissions is 5 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday, 3 August 2011.

Full links here:


Get to it! Of course there is a bit of silliness with all this as there is not a revised Concept of Operations - responding to public concerns - been released. Great haste and no consultation seems to be most of the game here. Just really, really stupid in my view!


Ps McKinsey and a whole lot of others are doing Change and Adoption Contract.

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