Current Status, Challenges, and Outlook of E-Health Record Systems in Australia

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 214)

Abstract

Australia is among a few countries that have developed national electronic health (e-health) record systems. From July 1, 2012, Australians can register with the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) system. Development of e-health systems is supported by stakeholders in Australia, however, the PCEHR system has been widely criticized. For the establishment of a matured e-health record system, this paper examines current status of Australia’s development of e-health record systems, identifies the challenges encountered by the development, and analyses the outlook of the PCEHR system.

Keywords

E-health E-health record systems PCEHR Australia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Xu
    • 1
  • Xiangzhu Gao
    • 1
  • Golam Sorwar
    • 1
  • Peter Croll
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Cross UniversityLismoreAustralia

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