Consumer Forum on the Draft Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Legislation

2011

In October 2011, CHF received funding from the Department of Health and Ageing to deliver a consumer forum on the exposure draft legislation for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) system. This work was also supported by funding received from the National e-Health Transition Authority.

The aims of the forum were to:

  • inform consumer representatives and representatives of consumer advocacy groups about the draft PCEHR legislation
  • Consult with consumers and gauge initial consumer perspectives in relation to the draft PCEHR legislation
  • Bring together key consumer representatives of consumer advocacy groups with an involvement or interest in eHealth.

The forum explored consumer views on the governance of the PCEHR system, registration and participation in the PCEHR, the privacy and security of health information in the PCEHR and other issues raised by consumers.

A report was provided to the Department in November 2011 and is available in the 'Key Documents' section for this project.