The rollout of the PCEHR continues across the country and at the time of writing 612,391 consumers had registered under the system along with 4,502 organisations. Three jurisdictions (NSW, ACT & SA) have also commenced uploading Discharge Summaries to the PCEHR system.
At its core the PCEHR system is about providing a single point of access to a patient's health information that can be shared and continually updated. Health care and modes of treatment have become increasingly complex, if not for the practitioner, then certainly for the patient and the PCEHR provides an opportunity for healthcare to be provided in the context of access to current information.
To see the PCEHR in action watch the video:
PCEHR - A new way for patients to share their information with providers of their choice
Our thanks to Dr Mukesh Haikerwal who produced this video as a resource for practitioners.
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For more videos and PCEHR resources visit the National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) website at www.nehta.gov.au/media-centre/multimedia
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