States not ready for e-Health system
- by: Karen Dearne
- From: The Australian
- July 19, 2012
ISSUEThe current Nehta specification and proposed Australian Technical specification for discharge summaries includes a mandatory requirement for an HPI-I.
Jurisdictions and lead implementation sites have difficulty in obtaining HPI-I’s for their providers, and have been unable to secure funds to store HPI-I’s in their systems.
Jurisdictions have estimated a 1-3 year horizon for the implementation of HPI-I’s.
As a result, it will take a considerable time for discharge summaries to be available in the PCEHR if the HPI-I remains a mandatory requirement.