Health minister appoints Accenture to lead e-health consortium

THE federal government confirmed last week IT company Accenture will lead a consortium including Orion Health and Oracle in the development of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system (PCEHR).

Health minister Nicola Roxon said the consortium would be responsible for designing and building the physical system used by people to register for and view their e-health record. The contract is worth $77 million.

“Accenture’s track record in the successful delivery of Singapore’s national electronic health record earlier this year was an important factor in their selection,” said Ms Roxon.

The announcement followed a recent warning from the Victorian government that the federal government would need the cooperation of the states to successfully implement the system.