RACGP wants ePIP meaningful use targets dumped

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging the federal government to dump proposed changes to the eHealth Practice Incentives Program (ePIP) that would see the quarterly payments tied to 'active and meaningful use' of the PCEHR.

The Department of Health released a discussion paper on the proposed changes last month, suggesting that four of the five criteria for the ePIP remain the same but that the fifth – showing readiness to use the PCEHR – should be changed to demonstrating actual meaningful use of the system.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: PCEHR, RACGP, My Health Record, ePIP

Comments  

# Terry Hannan 2015-10-15 10:33
I am not sure I am reading this correctly but if the upload incentives are related to uploading to a "document storage system" and not a real- time clinical information management system then the whole set of processes is wrong on both sides of the equation.
+1 # Kevin Carlisle-Stapleton 2015-10-15 11:00
So basically the RACGP doesn't want it's members to do anymore work and if they do want to do more work they want a seperate payment.

This situation is fascicle. The governments position seems much more rational and cost effective, but tying payments to usage/outcomes. My GP can upload a SHS in about a minute.

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