Concept of operations for the PCEHR

The Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a personally controlled electronic health record system (Concept of Operations) guided the development of the national eHealth record system. The system was delivered on 1 July 2012 as planned, going live on time and within budget. Anyone seeking healthcare in Australia can now register for a personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record – www.ehealth.gov.au

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Following an extensive period of public consultation, the former Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, released the Concept of Operations in 2011, providing and overview of the eHealth record system – how it will work; the security and privacy principles; implementation and adoption of the system; and the expected benefits for patients, carers and the healthcare profession.

The Concept of Operations was based on the national framework agreed by the Australian Health Ministers Conference in April 2010. It was updated and adapted thanks to the support, feedback and submissions received by the Department of Health and Ageing during in the public consultation process. The main issues raised during the public consultation process are discussed in the draft Concept of Operations Feedback Analysis Report. The consumer booklet, e-health: have your say, was produced as part of the consultation process and sought to inform people about the then proposed eHealth record system and stimulate feedback.

In January 2012, the PCEHR Concept of Operations Addendum was also released.

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