On 20 May 2014, the Federal Government released its review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record, published in December 2013.

The review makes 38 recommendations to improve clinical confidence and usability of the electronic health records system.  These include, among other things, a change of name to "My Health Records" and the establishment of privacy, security and advisory committees.

The Government is yet to release its response to the review.  However, given Mr Peter Dutton's (Minister for Health) public statements in support of the review, it appears the Government will implement at least some of the recommendations.

To view the review, click here