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AMA President Dr Gannon - 2UE - My Health Record - 15 June 2016

Dr Michael Gannon discusses the electronic health record, My Health Record.

According to Dr Gannon, the system is probably not quite fit for purpose at the moment. Dr Gannon has indicated that the Government is currently penalising General Practitioners who do not upload patient health summaries to this system and as a result, are withdrawing practice incentive payments to GPs. A recent AMA survey of medical practices found that just 24 per cent considered themselves able to comply with the requirement, while 39.5 per cent said they were unable to, and 36 per cent were unsure.

Dr Gannon also discussed the current freeze to Medicare rebates and the effect this is having on patients.