Catholic Health Australia has lodged a submission on the legislation establishing the PCEHR system. CHA's submission supports the concept of a shared health record. It notes, however, that because it will operate on an "opt in" basis, initial uptake by both consumers and providers is likely to be slow. CHA also calls on the governance framework to take greater account of the role and contribution of the non-government sector in the provision of health services.
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