Public say on the PCEHR

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) are inviting responses to a survey on the PCEHR to help inform the organisations' submission to the recently announced federal inquiry.

Due to the short timeframe, there has been no call for public submissions but those individuals and organisations that have submitted views on the system in the past have been asked to write a short statement based on the inquiry's terms of reference.

HISA and HIMAA have been invited to respond to the inquiry and have launched the survey to facilitate members and non-members to provide input into the review.

“The survey is open to all and we encourage you to not only make a personal contribution, but to pass on this email to others in your networks and encourage them to participate,” the organisations said.

Survey questions are grouped around the inquiry's terms of reference, covering perceived gaps between expectations and what has been delivered, the level of consultation with end users during the PCEHR development phase and whether there was adequate consultation between government, the implementers of the PCEHR and the key user groups including consumers, health information/informatics professionals and clinicians.

There is also the ability to list a number of perceived barriers to increasing usage in clinical settings, the number of usability issues in the use of PCEHR as currently designed when it is accessed through clinical desktop software, or potential changes to the PCEHR portal.

It also asks that the key drivers of usage are and what incentives might be necessary to increase usage of the PCEHR.

The survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete and responses are due by Friday, November 22 at 5pm EDST. Take the survey here.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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