Consideration of e-health record systems in Australia started in 2000. Based on the effort to develop stand-alone and state-wide systems, the national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system was released on July 1, 2012. However this system has been widely criticised, although stakeholders are in favour of a national system. To overcome the challenges to the system and achieve its benefits, strategies and actions are required for improving system effectiveness and usability, and adopting applicable government policies.
Please see detailed discussion of Electronic Health Record (EHR) system implementation in Australia in the following paper:
Xu, J., Gao, X. Z., Sorwar, G. & Croll, P. 2013, “Implementation of E-Health Record Systems in Australia”, International Technology Management Review, No. 3, No. 2, pp. 92-104.