- To help overcome fragmentation of health information
- To improve the availability and quality of health information
- To reduce the occurrence of adverse medical events and the duplication of treatment
- To improve the coordination and quality of healthcare provided to consumers by different healthcare providers
- Law enforcement purposes
- Health provider indemnity insurance cover purposes
- Public health purposes
- Other purposes authorised by law
Whatever we’re doing now is plainly not good enough. Programs are disjointed, lack penetration and are often bogged down for several reasons, including lack of funds, geography, politics and red tape. Many health professionals lack cultural awareness and experience in Indigenous health and therefore miss opportunities to intervene.
The profession has not embraced the National E-Health Transition Authority or the personally controlled e-health record. Part of this failure is poor communication from the government and ongoing suspicion about privacy and intellectual property issues.
- Brett Avery (CIO)
- 25 September, 2013 13:45