Implementation of E-health record systems in Australia

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Xu, J, Xiangzhu, G, Golam, S & Croll, P 2013, 'Implementation of E-health record systems in Australia ', The International Technology Management Review, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 92-104.



Consideration of e-health record systems in Australia started in 2000. Based on the effort to develop stand-alone and state-wide systems, the national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system was released on July 1, 2012. However this system has been widely criticised, although stakeholders are in favour of a national system. To overcome the challenges to the system and achieve its benefits, recommendations are provided for improving system effectiveness and usability, and adopting applicable government policies.