Improving usefulness of eHealth systems through Information Accountability

Grunwell, Daniel, Gajanayake, Randike, & Sahama, Tony (2013) Improving usefulness of eHealth systems through Information Accountability. e-Health Technical Committee Newsletter, 2(6), pp. 3-5.

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With the implementation of the Personally Controlled eHealth Records system (PCEHR) in Australia, shared Electronic Health Records (EHR) are now a reality. However, the characteristic implicit in the PCEHR that puts the consumer (i.e. patient) in control of managing his or her health information within the PCEHR prevents healthcare professionals (HCPs) from utilising it as a one-stop-shop for information at point of care decision making as they cannot trust that a complete record of the consumer's health history is available to them through it. As a result, whilst reaching a major milestone in Australia's eHealth journey, the PCEHR does not reap the full benefits that such a shared EHR system can offer.

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ID Code: 65332
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: eHeath, information accountability, information privacy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 09 Jan 2014 02:05
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