The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research

Elizabeth Cummings, C. Cheek, W. Van Der Ploeg, P. Orpin, H. Behrens, S. Condon, L. Jaffray, I. Ellis, B. Ringeisen Arnold, R. Brogan, T. Skinner

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    Abstract

    In 2010 the Federal Government announced funding over two years to create a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for Australians. One of the wave 2 implementation sites is the Cradle Coast in Tasmania. A PCEHR Program Benefits and Evaluation Partner (BEP) has been appointed to undertake evaluation activities with the e-health lead implementation sites. In addition to this implementation a comprehensive research plan has been developed and commenced through the Rural Clinical School at the University of Tasmania. The overarching aim of the research agenda is to evaluate the outcomes of various elements of the 4C project as it evolves and is implemented, from multiple perspectives. The research agenda is important as it expands upon the NEHTA mandated evaluation and provides an holistic overview of the PCEHR implementation process and outcomes for clinicians, patients and family members. This paper will detail the planned evaluation and its progress to date.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-19
    Number of pages6
    JournalStud Health Technol Inform
    Volume178
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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