Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System Operator: Annual Report 2012-2013

2.1 The eHealth record system

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The eHealth record system is a national system that enables people to share their health information with their healthcare providers, while enabling the person to control who can access their eHealth record. Its objectives are to provide access to people’s health information to help overcome the fragmentation of health information, improve the availability and quality of health information, and improve the coordination and quality of healthcare provided to patients by different healthcare providers.

An eHealth record is an electronic summary of a person’s key health information. A person and their authorised healthcare provider organisations can access it online whenever and wherever it is needed for providing healthcare to the person. An eHealth record will grow to contain a summary of a person’s key healthcare events and activities, including medical history, allergies and medications.