Call for secure messaging as Coalition demands e-health audit

Shadow parliamentary secretary for primary healthcare Dr Andrew Southcott told MO the government should have spent the past two years developing secure messaging and other “incremental steps” rather than going for the “big bang, blockbuster approach” by launching e-health records.

Dr Southcott said he would write to the Attorney General to ask that the Australian National Audit Office examine how the government had spent “almost $1 billion” developing the records system.

“There has been so much focus on