Soldiers’ health to be backed up by Jedi

DEFENCE Force personnel will soon have their health electronically tracked from recruitment to discharge with the new electronic health records system available to the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Under a system set for rollout by 2014, Defence health records - now in paper files and on a range of often mutually incompatible computer systems - will be combined into a single electronic health database.

Defence Personnel and Veterans' Affairs Minister Warren Snowdon, launching the project on Wednesday, said the Government wanted every Australian to have an electronic health record that can be accessed by