It is not easy to find balanced information about the PCEHR. For that reason I welcome the information prepared by the Australian Privacy Foundation. The APF has been an advocate for privacy protections, representing the public interest to governments, corporations and industry associations.
The APF has always strongly supported eHealth, but in a press release Dr Juanito Fernando said: “Neither clinicians nor the rest of the community understand the system, let alone the full implementation details.”
Let’s hope the new information will improve awareness about the PCEHR and stimulate discussion about the many grey areas.