Getting Started

From July 2012, the Australian Government's national electronic health shared record system, known as the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system, became operational. All Australians are now able to register for an eHealth record either online, by phone or in person at a Medicare office or particpating practice. As the capability of the system develops over time, Australians who choose to participate will have their health information securely available to them and their approved healthcare providers when and where it is needed.

ACRRM is well positioned to deliver information and education with an emphasis on rural and remote practice and use of technology to optimise exposure to education. ACRRMs practical approach is required to ensure that the limitations as well as the benefits are understood so clinicians can make fit for purpose decisions regarding the application of eHealth within their practice and their practice population.

ACRRM includes eHealth in it's Primary Curriculum ( IMIT syllabus) which defines the key knowledge, skills and abilities for the future rural generalist workforce https://www.acrrm.org.au/misc/curriculum/Default.htm.

We have applied those requisite abilities in an eHealth online education module which is freely available to College Members and registered users of this website http://www.ehealth.acrrm.org.au/node/1569


To get more information about setting up your practice for the national eHealth record system contact your Primary Health Network: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/primary_health_networks

For other Information: 

Organisations
NEHTA
www.nehta.gov.au
The National E-Health Transition Authority Limited (known as NEHTA) was established by the Australian, State and Territory governments to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information.

Websites
www.ehealth.gov.au – Support for registering consumers and health professionals. Information and further resources available for the PCEHR system
www.nehta.gov.au – National E-Health Transition Authority
www.nehta.gov.au/registration-support-general-practice

Helplines
Call 1800 PCEHR1 (1800 723 471)