Call to consider 'opt-out' e-records

An inquiry into patient controlled e-health records is calling on the Federal Government to rethink its plan for patients to opt into the $467 million system and consider an opt-out scheme instead.

There have been long-running concerns that the success of the initiative will be undermined by low patient take up when it goes live in July.

On Monday night the Senate's community affairs legislation committee released its report

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