Registration enables health professionals and other authorised personnel in a healthcare provider organisation to access and update eHealth records, subject to the person’s controls, for the purpose of providing healthcare to the individual.
Registration occurs at an organisation level which means that the organisation, not each individual healthcare provider, registers to participate in the eHealth record system. Organisations can apply to register in two different ways: mail/fax; and online through the Health Professional Online Services.
A healthcare provider organisation is eligible to be registered if they have been assigned a healthcare identifier, they comply with the PCEHR Rules and they agree to conditions imposed by the System Operator. The organisation must also enter into a participation agreement with the System Operator to be and remain registered. Among other things, the agreement sets out obligations in relation to uploading information to the eHealth record system and intellectual property arrangements to ensure that in using the eHealth record system healthcare providers do not breach each other’s intellectual property rights.
In 2012-13 the System Operator registered 4,310 healthcare provider organisations.
Of those registrations ten have been cancelled. No registrations were suspended.
Table 4: Healthcare provider organisation registration by channelThis graph identifies the number of healthcare provider organisations registered via each channel, noting that the Health Professional Online Services channel became available in April 2013.
The healthcare provider organisations that have been registered represent a range of healthcare services, including general practice, hospitals, aged care, dental, chiropractic and osteopathic, optometry and optical, physiotherapy and pharmacy services.
Table 5: Healthcare provider organisation registration by stateThis graph identifies the number of healthcare provider organisations registered by state and territory.
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