The eHealth record System Operator is funded solely by an Australian Government appropriation. The key responsibilities for the System Operator, as specified in the PCEHR Act, are: indexing documents so that they are associated with the correct person ensuring people can control access to the information in their eHealth records registering people and other entities operating the National Repositories Service handling complaints about the system educating people and entities about the system providing de-identified data for research and public health purposes. The total expenditure for 2012-13 was $81.251m.

Table 10: System Operator­–operating statement for the year ending 30 June 2013

Income

$’000

Appropriation from Government
62,942
National Appropriation
18,309

Total Income

81,251

Expenses

$’000

Operations and Maintenance

Staff and related expenses
2,498
Contractors
45,558
Travel
79
Other costs
18,419
Operations and Maintenance Expenses Total
66,554

Change and Adoption

Staff and related expenses
3,021
Contractors
7,745
Travel
44
Other costs
313
Change and Adoption Expenses Total
11,123

Governance

Staff and related expenses
1,507
Contractors
170
Travel
2
Other costs
71
Governance Expenses Total
1,750

Regulatory Oversight Expenses

1,824

Total Expenditure

81,251

Operating Surplus/(Deficit)

0

Notes: This statement provides details on the direct costs of operating the eHealth record system during 2012-13. The statement includes expenditure controlled by DoHA. The statement does not include other eHealth projects that receive funding under Appropriation Program 10.2 eHealth Implementation. As this is the first year of operation for the System Operator, comparative figures are not available. This statement is a general purpose financial statement and has not been reviewed by an independent auditor.