Tuesday, January 17, 2006

News: 'changed vision' in Australian Health e-records

THE federal Government must hose down consumer expectations about electronic health records in the wake of its "changed vision" for HealthConnect, the lead implementation team has warned. HealthConnect Tasmania said there was a high level of participation in state-based trials and consumers were expecting such a system to be available fairly soon. "Now the EHR will not be developed in the short term and instead HealthConnect is focusing on point-to-point messaging between providers, and ensuring that systems migrate to a common set of national standards over the next 12 to 18 months," it said. Read more at Australian IT.