CHF considers that the current Inquiry provides a valuable opportunity to review the Government’s response to the numerous recent regulatory reviews outlined in TGA Reforms: A blueprint for the TGA’s future, which was released in December 2011. However, we note that the TGA is still in the process of implementing the recommendations agreed to by Government, and that there are likely to be further reforms to TGA processes and policies.
Moving forward in the critical area of eHealth.
The purpose of this paper is to inform the range of techniques to best engage with consumers on the development and implementation of the PCEHR system and other eHealth initiatives; and to identify possible consumer needs and issues in the implementation of the PCEHR system. This paper draws on current Australian and international literature and preliminary consultations with CHF members and stakeholders. CHF has also identified consumer groups likely to have a particular interest in, or concerns about, PCEHRs, and who could be included in future engagements.
This resource helps Consumer Reps think through some of the issues they're likely to face, and makes suggestions about how to solve them.