E-health budget met with scepticism

The government’s $485 million budget commitment to the personally controlled electronic health record has been met with scepticism by clinicians who say their e-health concerns have been ignored.

The Consumers Health Forum was one of the first stakeholder groups to welcome the “rescue package”, along with news that the PCEHR will go from an opt-in to an opt-out system as recommended in the 2013 review.

But GP Dr Stephen Wilson, whose practice in northeastern Perth has been computerised for