Questions Remain About EHR Plan
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAJune 12, 2012
Doctors and consumers still have questions about how the soon-to-be implemented e-health system will work, reports ABC. Heather Ewart talks to representatives from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and National E-Health Transition Authority who voice concerns about the management and security of the information in the system as well as doctors’ liability in terms of reading all the information in a patient’s file. The system is expected to go into effect in two weeks, but many healthcare providers are not “rushing to the fountain,” the article states. And Steve Hambleton, federal president of the AMA, says one reason may be there’s “no business case” for medical professionals or organisations to sign up.