“Be a yardstick of quality” ~ Steve Jobs.
First of all, many thanks to the GPs, registrars, practice managers, journos and eHealth-specialists who made suggestions how to move the eHealth-records system forward.
The original comments can be found here. It’s an excellent read and summarises the sticky PCEHR-issues from a clinician point of view.
On Friday afternoon I received a phone call from NEHTA (National E-Health Transition Authority). Their clinical leads are coming to Geraldton to discuss the PCEHR. Our team of doctors and managers is getting ready. We have invited the AMA, and they’re flying in to Geraldton as well.
It will be good to hear first-hand why it is so hard to make the system more acceptable to clinicians – and for our clinical team to give feedback. But the main question is: will NEHTA and the Department of Health go back to the drawing board and change what needs to be changed to get clinicians on board?
It’s late, but hopefully not too late to make the PCEHR work for everybody. If there’s anything you want us to bring up (apart from the wish list mentioned above), feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll pass it on.