Facilitating consumer input to the PCEHR

2012 - 13
CHF received funding from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to facilitate consumer input to the national eHealth record. The aim of this project is to support health consumers and other community members engagement in the implementation of personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), and to keep them informed about the progress of the program. 
 
Through this project, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) aimed to:
  • raise community awareness of the PCEHR system;
  • contribute to the enhancement of the PCEHR system by assisting in the development of additional functionality which supports consumer expectations around information to be contained within individual PCEHRs;
  • provide input from a consumer perspective on the national e-health strategy review; and
  • develop strategies to enhance health outcomes through the implementation of this and other eHealth initiatives.
Communicating to health consumers and the community regarding the eHealth program was a key component of this project.