Millions more may be spent on eHealth records

THE government is expected to recommit to the personally controlled eHealth record in the federal budget despite failing to respond to a 500-day-old review of the bug-riddled system.

A spokesman for Health Minister Sussan Ley would not confirm the sum allocated to the system, which Fairfax Media has reported to be hundreds of millions of dollars.

Over the past five years successive governments have spent more than $1 billion on the PCeHR. It has been on life-support since last year’s budget allocated $140.6 million for its continued operation

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