E-health: how long and at what cost?

Dr Ron Tomlins
Adjunct Associate Professor of General Practice, Western Clinical School, University of Sydney

THERE is a strong consensus that an accurate health summary available at the point of care delivery will facilitate better decision-making and reduce medication errors. There is also a long-held eagerness for secure communication between healthcare professionals, with maintenance of patients’ rights to privacy. And it is recognised that the maximum benefit for the patient