91 per cent of Australians in favour of e-health records

Australian's are overwhelmingly in favour of having e-health records but are not willing to pay for the privilege, according to a survey from CSC.

According to the survey results, 91 per cent of Australian's surveyed want all their healthcare data stored in the one place and 27 per cent are willing to pay $50 annually for it to happen. However, 70 per cent are unwilling to pay anything for the right.

Director of health services for CSC, Lisa Pettigrew, said the survey, A rising tide of expectations, showed Australian's expections in regards to e-health services access.

"Consumers now expect e-health records and expect the basic foundations to be funded as part of the health system, primarily, and convincingly, by governments, with contributions from others such as health insurers," she said.

The survey was based on the randomly selected responses of some 1200 Australian consumers nationwide with a quota set for capital cities and non-capital cities.

The news comes as the Department of Health and Ageing began advertising for the position of e-health CIO last month.

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