Australia's Department of Health and Ageing will spend close to $500 million for a countrywide electronic record system for patients that Accenture will establish next year.
Accenture lands Aussie EHR deal
The country will invest about $487.6 million over two years toward the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system. The initial contract with Accenture is for about $46 million, and runs over the course of a few months and the pact is renewable. Patients could begin using the system in July 2012.
“Accenture is proud to lead Australia's PCEHR effort, a key initiative for delivering efficient, insight-driven healthcare,” said Brad Cable, who leads Accenture's Health & Public Service in Australia. “Patients will have greater control and access to health information, while providers have greater insight and context to make informed health decisions.”
Accenture will have support from Oracle for patient-record management, as well as software developer Orion Health for the consumer and clinician portals. Australian telecommunications company Telstra will provide the Cloud IO hosting model through an alliance with Accenture.
Accenture and Orion last year reached a similar deal for electronic records in Singapore.
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