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