Following the changes to the PCEHR Act in March 2016, two opt-in trials were announced by Health Minister Sussan Ley. These trials supplement the two opt-out trials announced in 2015. Healthbase Australia understands these additional two trials are funded from the same $51 million pool allocated in the 2015-06 Federal budget.
Ballarat Opt-in trial
This ‘Opt In’ trial aims to increase the use of digital health records by patients and health professionals, including, GPs, specialists, pharmacies, allied health professionals, aged care facilities and hospitals, providing a collaborative approach to health across the region. BHS will encourage patients as part of the admission process to register for their own My Health Record, as well as uploading patient Discharge Summaries.