Expert panel on the future of the PCEHR
The NSW branch of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is holding a Q&A session on future developments with the PCEHR in Sydney next month.
HISA NSW's 'PCEHR moving ahead in 2015' meeting will also include brief updates on the latest developments and use of the PCEHR, followed by the Q&A with an expert panel.
Sydney-based GP Meredith Makeham, who has recently joined the Australian Institute of Health Innovation's Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, will provide a GP's perspective on the current usage of the PCEHR in primary care settings.
Helen Purdy, an eHealth officer with Northern Sydney Medicare Local, will discuss implementing the system in primary care by Medicare Locals.
There will also be a demonstration of the latest consumer and clinician features of the PCEHR by David O’Driscoll, manager of the National eHealth Transition Authority's (NEHTA) eHealth reference platform.
NEHTA's head of policy and planning, Owen Torpy, will discuss recent developments in the agency's PCEHR and national eHealth work program, and a representative from the federal Department of Health will provide an update on PCEHR uptake and future directions.
Prashan Malalasekera, project manager for eHealth and medication safety at the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), will provide an overview of the commission's PCEHR clinical safety program. (Details of previous clinical safety audits are available from the commission's website.)
Associate Professor Makeham will facilitate the Q&A panel.
The event will be held at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Darlinghurst on Thursday, March 26. Email [email protected] for more information.
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