Richard Royle, President of the Australia’s Private Hospitals Association and Executive Director of UnitingCare Health, chaired a review into the implementation and uptake of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system. The Royle Report, filed in December 2013, made 38 recommendations to address shortcomings of the system and make it more effective for doctors and patients.
The Australian Government recently handed down Federal Budget 2015, in which it accepted most of the recommendations of the Royle Report, including renaming the PCEHR as ‘myHealth Record’ and shifting to an opt-out model. The Budget also included another $485 million for the eHealth record system. In this video, Mr Royle tells us more about the review and its recommendations.