PCEHR uptake doubled in two months

After embarrassing reports that enrolments were little better than one-tenth of the 500,000 target more than six months after the July 2012 launch, the department confirmed numbers had been “rapidly increasing” in recent weeks — up from 73,000 in early March to 173,726 late last week.

There are now an average of 3175 people registering for a PCEHR every day, with 22,000 new records registered last week as MO went to print.

RACGP president Dr Liz Marles said the explosion appeared to be the result of publicity campaigns targeted at