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PCEHR incentives for GPs likely but industry may miss out

New or revised incentives for general practitioners to use the PCEHR are likely under a three-pronged strategy developed by the Department of Health (DoH) to improve the system over the next three to four years.

The federal government announced earlier this month that it would continue to support the PCEHR to the tune of $485.1 million over four years, but would make some changes as recommended by the 2013 Royle review into the system.

DoH officials are holding a series of consultations this week with stakeholders to explain the strategy, which includes changing the name of the system to My Health Record. Pulse+IT was refused permission to attend one of these meetings but has received a copy of the department's presentation and spoken to some attendees.

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