Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • E-health test site kicks off e-discharge pilot

    A Katoomba-based hospital has kicked off a trial under which it will share electronic discharge summaries with GPs and vice versa, ahead of the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) launch in July 2011.

  • NEHTA licenses CSIRO software for e-health rollout

    The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has licensed software from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to aid the move to a standardised dictionary of clinical terms as part of the Federal Government’s PCEHR project.

  • GPs get prepared for e-health records

    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched revised information security standards and a workbook in order to prepare GPs for the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR).

  • Health department issues PCEHR legislation draft

    The federal government has released draft legislation for its $466.7 million Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) project, following the release of the Concept of Operations document earlier this month.

  • DoHA gets data warehouse in order

    Australia’s National Health Reform (NHR) initiative has taken a step forward with the announcement that it will shortly begin the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) overhaul component of the initiative.

  • DoHA confirms next round of PCEHR funding in negotiations

    The Federal Department of Health has confirmed it is in negotiations for the third tranche of funding to be allocated to the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) for the $466.7 million Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project.

  • DoHA unveils final four Medicare Locals for 1 July

    The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) has announced the four Victorian organisations to join the initial 15 first announced as part of the $416.8 million Medicare Locals project from 1 July this year.

  • DoHA finalises first tranche of Medicare Locals

    The Federal Department of Health and Ageing has finalised the first raft of organisations to become Australia’s Medicare Locals from 1 July 2011, releasing the first 15 organisations to take part in the project.

  • Health shortlists infrastructure tenders

    The national infrastructure partner, one of four such partners sought by the Department of Health and Ageing for the e-health rollout, would deliver, integrate and provide continued maintenance for enabling systems including core system infrastructure; operations and call centres; reporting and template servicing; and separated portals for use by both consumers and healthcare providers.

  • Health increases telehealth bounty for specialists

    The federal Department of Health and Ageing has poured an additional $216.3 million to fund its telehealth consultations scheme until 2015, with expectations around ten per cent of the nation’s practitioner workforce would take part in the scheme within five years.

  • Health record concept sees public release

    Health minister, Nicola Roxon, is expected to release the draft concept of operations document for the $467 million personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) as early as Friday this week, providing greater detail into the the construct and ongoing operations of the initiative.