Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System
3.3 Healthcare providers and organisations
Participation by healthcare organisations and their associated healthcare providers will be strongly encouraged and supported. Healthcare organisations that choose to participate will have the opportunity 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.
Access to the PCEHR System requires participation by the healthcare organisation. If an organisation chooses to participate and they register, they will be able to select which of their healthcare providers and other local users require access to the PCEHR System. At that point, authorised users will be able to obtain permission to access an individual’s PCEHR (based on the individual’s access controls), view and search a PCEHR and post new clinical documents into an individual’s PCEHR. Organisations that no longer meet the participation criteria will not be able to access the PCEHR System.