PCEHR Passes Lower House
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAMarch 2, 2012
Australia's proposed user-controlled e-Health legislation passed the Lower House on Thursday, futureGov reports. The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) bill would establish a national eHealth network across all levels of government and healthcare services and would include an independent advisory council to advise on operational and policy issues. Australian Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek said, "At present, consumer health records are scattered over a range of locations in the clinics rather than being attached to the consumer and easily available at the point of care."