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The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research plan


Cummings, E and Cheek, C and van der Ploeg, W and Orpin, P and Behrens, H and Condon, S and Jaffray, L and Ellis, I and Ringeisen Arnold, B and Brogan, R and Skinner, T, The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research plan, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information, 30 July- 2 August 2012, Sydney, pp. 14-19. ISBN 9781614990772 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-14


In 2010 the Federal Government announced funding over two years to create a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for Australians. One of the wave 2 implementation sites is the Cradle Coast in Tasmania. A PCEHR Program Benefits and Evaluation Partner (BEP) has been appointed to undertake evaluation activities with the eHealth lead implementation sites. In addition to this implementation a comprehensive research plan has been developed and commenced through the Rural Clinical School at the University of Tasmania. The overarching aim of the research agenda is to evaluate the outcomes of various elements of the 4C project as it evolves and is implemented, from multiple perspectives. The research agenda is important as it expands upon the NeHTA mandated evaluation and provides an holistic overview of the PCEHR implementation process and outcomes for clinicians, patients and family members. This paper will detail the planned evaluation and its progress to date.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:PCEHR, evaluation, advance care planning, gold standards framework
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
UTAS Author:Cheek, C (Dr Colleen Cheek)
UTAS Author:van der Ploeg, W (Dr Winifred Van Der Ploeg)
UTAS Author:Orpin, P (Dr Peter Orpin)
UTAS Author:Behrens, H (Mrs Heidi Behrens)
UTAS Author:Condon, S (Dr Sharon Condon)
UTAS Author:Jaffray, L (Mrs Linda Jaffray)
UTAS Author:Ellis, I (Professor Isabelle Skinner)
UTAS Author:Brogan, R (Dr Robyn Brogan)
UTAS Author:Skinner, T (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:79523
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-09-18
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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