Health department spruiks MyHealth Records

GPs are the only specialists getting paid incentives to use the MyHealth Record system because they are “key to the wellbeing of all Australians”, the Department of Health has declared.

In two weeks' time, GP clinics will have to upload a fixed number of shared health summaries to the billion-dollar system in order to claim e-health Practice Incentive Program payments.

Under the change, it will be necessary for the average full-time-equivalent GP to upload around five health summaries a