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Digital health record custodian establishes cyber security centre

Rohan Pearce | Aug. 11, 2017
Health ministers back national eHealth strategy.

The strategy has received support from the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF), Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) and the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) also indicated support.

This year's federal budget set aside $374.2 million over two years for the expansion of My Health Record as it shifts to opt-out.

The system may be re-platformed to use cloud infrastructure and open source software. ADHA is currently preparing for a pilot involving the use of the eHealth records in hospital emergency departments.



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