E-health advent will be slow: Plibersek

People can register to have an e-health record from July, however, doctors have long argued the opt-in system could prove problematic.

"There are only so many times doctors are going to stop and look to see if their patient has opted in and given them access to their personally-controlled electronic health record [PCEHR]," AMA president Steve Hambleton said on Wednesday.

"If doctors were to find most of their patients had a PCEHR they would be more likely to keep using the system."

Dr Hambleton and Ms Plibersek