Update to privacy info for PCEHR assisted registration

The Department of Health has issued an update of the eHealth privacy document given to patients when they are signed up to the PCEHR through assisted registration.

The document, Essential information about assisted registration and your privacy in the eHealth record system, has been updated in line with the new privacy principles that came into force last month.

The document is for use with the Assisted Registration Tool (ART), a standalone piece of software that allows users to sign patients up at the point of care, and with software that has integrated assisted registration functionality.

The latter includes general and specialist practice software packages from Best Practice, Communicare, Genie, Medtech 32, practiX and Zedmed, with Medical Director due to include the functionality in its next release.

Aged care software providers Leecare (Platinum 5.0), AutumnCare and Comcare also have integrated assisted registration, as do pharmacy packages Fred Dispense and Simple's Aquarius.

The latest update of the standalone ART, version 2.2, is available from the federal government's eHealth site. Copies of the new document have been emailed to current ART users.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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