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Australia's personally controlled electronic health record and primary healthcare: Generating a framework for implementation and evaluation

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Almond, H and Cummings, E and Turner, P, Australia's personally controlled electronic health record and primary healthcare: Generating a framework for implementation and evaluation, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 188 pp. 1-6. ISSN 1879-8365 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-266-0-1

Abstract

The Australian Government launched a personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system in July 2012 committing $466.7m. Currently Australia lacks a clearly articulated implementation and evaluation framework and there remains limited detail on how this systemís success will be determined. These problems are especially visible in primary healthcare. The UK and US, have been advocated as models, however they have started to report points of failure arising from their approaches. Evidence suggests that alternatives need to be considered, if mistakes are not to be replicated. Insights from e-health record implementation and evaluation approaches in Denmark and the Netherlands provide Australia with other approaches. The PCEHR requires different and radical thinking around the delivery of health services. Drawing on a range of English language articles identified between 1996 and 2012, the paper generates a conceptual framework for implementation and evaluation of the PCEHR. The generation of a grounded implementation and evaluation framework in primary healthcare will reduce provider scepticism and facilitate complex changes associated with PCEHR uptake.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:PCEHR, implementation, evaluation, primary healthcare
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Computer-Human Interaction
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Almond, H (Mrs Helen Almond)
Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:85746
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-08-05
Last Modified:2018-02-08
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