This has significant implications on GP as a business – recent press releases showed that 20% of ePIP registered Clinics had failed to meet their upload targets and were forced to repay about $11 million to the Government.
The system still has limited clinical use so it falls back on Owners to try and upload enough patients to meet the targets set by the Government as Contractors and Employee Docs could not care less.
The carrots have turned into a very big whipping stick
As I predicted in February 2016, your personal health record is being exposed, with or without your full knowledge. The Federal Government’s new $2bn national patient electronic health record system rollout is at full throttle.
This potentially means others have electronic access to your mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, sexually transmitted disease, domestic violence, and other sensitive information.
Do I opt out?
We have a saying’ ‘if in doubt opt out’. Indeed, you may wish to do this, but only after you have thoroughly researched how this may affect you or a loved one.
If you have any doubts, you need to opt out now before the three month deadline or an automated record will be created for you.
If you do opt out your records will not be deleted if you have opted in by default or with your permission – see Opt-out e-health records won’t be deleted
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