Health Care Homes: Govt tweaks unpopular policy

Patients will no longer need a My Health Record to get in to the program

Health Care Homes patients will no longer be forced to sign up for a My Health Record, with the government admitting the unpopularity of its beleaguered online system is putting patients off enrolling in its other signature policy bungle.

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When the Department of Health officially launched the $140 million Health Care Homes program last year, one of its key requirements was that all participants must sign up for a My Health Record within one month of enrolling.

Practices were also obliged to continually update participants’ records so the patients, who

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