Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System
1.3.2 Healthcare providers and organisationsHealthcare organisations will be able to access the PCEHR System from July 2012. They will then be able to:
- Access health information more efficiently: The PCEHR System will provide secure, quick and easy access to a Consolidated View of an individual’s key health information from participating healthcare organisations.
- Ensure safer healthcare: The PCEHR System will provide access to important information about an individual such as their allergies and adverse reactions, as well as their medicines, medical history and immunisations.
- Deliver more effective healthcare: Easier access to information provides opportunities for improved prevention, early intervention and treatment of chronic and complex diseases as well as improved diagnosis and treatment in emergencies.
In order to participate, the healthcare organisation will need to register, obtain a healthcare organisation identifier (HPI-O), use appropriate authentication mechanisms to access the PCEHR and use software that has satisfied conformance testing for the PCEHR System.
Healthcare organisations will be able to select which of their employees3 are authorised to access the PCEHR System as part of their role in healthcare delivery. Only healthcare providers with a healthcare provider identifier (HPI-I) will be able to contribute information to the PCEHR System.
3 As per the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010, an ‘employee’ is either an individual who provides services for the entity under a contract for services, or an individual whose services are made available to the entity (including services made available free of charge).