eHealth is the electronic management of health information to deliver safer, more efficient, better quality healthcare. The Australian government is committed to eHealth and is facilitating the transition of paper-based clinical record keeping to electronic means for better information exchange.
Information on the Government’s policies, programs and priorities for eHealth will be added to this web page as it becomes available.
The personally controlled electronic health record systemThe Australian Government’s personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record system was launched on 1 July 2012. People seeking healthcare in Australia can now register for an eHealth record – a secure, electronic summary of your important health information.
Visit eHealth website to register for an eHealth record or to find out more information about the eHealth record system.
Take control of your health. Register for a personally controlled electronic health record.
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The eHealth record system is an important part of the Government’s national health reform agenda and will help secure a better and safer health system for all Australians.
The eHealth record system is being rolled out in carefully managed stages with new functions being implemented progressively.
Healthcare organisations in Australian can also now register to participate in the eHealth record system. As more people register and as healthcare organisations join the eHealth record system, the better connected Australia’s health system will become and the better it will serve all Australians.
Learning more about the eHealth record systemAn online Learning Centre has been established to help people learn more about the personally controlled electronic health record system. The Learning Centre has been developed with information and training modules tailored to the specific needs of consumers and healthcare professionals.
Visit eHealth website to find out about the benefits of having an eHealth record, how to get involved, and how to use the eHealth record system.
Personally Controlled Electronic Health (eHealth)
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) program
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system governance
National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)
Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
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