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Public Discussion to Begin on E-Health System Plans

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

January 7, 2011

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says a draft framework of the nation's electronic health record system will be issued for public consultation soon, The Australian reports. The National E-Health Transition Authority developed the framework but the government has faced criticism from those who have concerns about privacy and say the development process has not been transparent. Roxon says she is committed to working with stakeholders "to make sure we develop the right e-health system" and that "The next step will be a public discussion paper on the operating concepts for the personally controlled e-health record."
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