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Report calls for every Australian to have an EHR by 2012

iHealthBeat, July 28, 2009

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Health Minister Nicola Roxon released a report by the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission calling for all Australians to have electronic health records by 2012, ZDNet Australia reports. The report endorses Deloitte's 2008 recommendations for the national e-health strategy and calls for spending Australian $1.2 billion to Australian $1.9 billion, or about $983 million to $1.56 billion, on health IT.