Australian PIP (Practice Incentive Programme) funds electronic patient records:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Australian government last month awarded GPs Aus$30m ($20m) from the Practice Incentive Programme (PIP) to improve electronic patient records. The money was given to accredited practices with a view to reducing paperwork and ensuring that privacy was maintained. Minister for health and aged care Sentor Kay Patterson rejected opposition claims that the money was a hand-out, saying that funding had been given only to those doctors that had demonstrated a willingness to establish such records. She added that they would be monitored and further funds made available in line with improvements to the system.
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