Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Digitalization of HealthcareElectronic Records and the Disruption of Moral Orders$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ian P. McLoughlin, Karin Garrety, and Rob Wilson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198744139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744139.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 October 2019

The Development of a National EHR in Australia II

The Development of a National EHR in Australia II

The Struggle over ‘Personal Control’

Chapter:
(p.78) 5 The Development of a National EHR in Australia II
Source:
The Digitalization of Healthcare
Author(s):

Ian P. McLoughlin

Karin Garrety

Rob Wilson

Ping Yu

Andrew Dalley

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744139.003.0006

This chapter considers Australia’s second attempt to create a national EHR—the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record and documents how the focus on ‘personal control’ by citizens added a new dimension to the digital disruption of the division of medical labour. Events from the late 2000s to the present day are chronicled. These are shown to contribute to a story of Australia’s attempt to build a national EHR system that bears many of the hallmarks of experiences in other jurisdictions. In particular it bears the hallmarks of the ‘dangerous enthusiasms’ of policy-makers and the failure to deliver working and useable systems in practice. Rather than transform the healthcare system through disruptive innovation, attempts to digitalize healthcare information in Australia have instead resulted in a disruption of moral orders, the most recent manifestation of which has been a struggle over the meaning of ‘personal control’ of health records.

Keywords:   Australia e-health policy, Personally Controlled Health Record, PCEHR, disruption of moral orders, patient confidentiality

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .