Brisbane GP first to use PCEHR

More than a billion dollars have been spent to allow Dr Suzanne Williams to press buttons on her keyboard and send a list of diagnoses and medications into the virtual ether.

Last Wednesday the Brisbane GP, became the first GP in the country to upload a clinical document onto the much-vaunted, much-criticised Personally Controlled E-Health Record (PCEHR) system.

It marks the system’s launch into real-world medicine at a time when GP software is being upgraded for doctors to generate the shared health summaries that will form the