One million people to take part in PCEHR trial

One million people will be automatically signed up to the national e-health records scheme under the Federal Government’s latest revamp of the moribund system

On Wednesday, Health Minister Sussan Ley (pictured) announced two trial sites — Far North Queensland and the Nepean Blue Mountains region in NSW – where the opt-out system would be tested.

The trials are due to begin early next year.

The opt-out clause means patients will have to declare they don’t want to be part of the scheme and is meant to result in more patients