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PCEHR: What Is It, and How Will It Change Care?

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

March 2, 2012

The Conversation offers an overview of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system planned to launch 1 July of this year, including concerns ranging from "privacy to governance and liability, through to doubts about whether anyone would actually use the system." The largest impact the system will have, states the report, will be the "legislation and infrastructure that will benefit all e-health projects" including "a unique healthcare identifier for each patient and healthcare provider...standards that specify how different systems will talk to each other and a way for all people accessing these systems to be authenticated."
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