Health seeks project managers for PCEHR rollout

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Health seeks project managers for PCEHR rollout

Eight-person team to manage uptake, issues and data integrity.

The Department of Health and Ageing has called for an eight-person project team to help manage its recently launched Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) program.

The department, which acts as systems operator for the $628.3 million e-health records initiative, has gradually transitioned into an operational and management phase of the program initiative since launching publicly on July 1.

It has begun seeking an external support team with a range of project management skill and expertise to support management of the PCEHR program, according to tender documents.

The team members required cover:

  • Two people for high-level program management, including assisting with strategy and monitoring PCEHR and its performance;
  • One person for contract management services;
  • One person for business systems analysis services;
  • Two people for operations management services such as PCEHR uptake, complaints, “systemic” issues, data integrity and privacy issues;
  • One person for capability development — effectively training and establishing long-term governance structures; and
  • One person for change management and continuous Improvement services.

The department said it wanted most, if not all, personnel to be co-located within the Department’s central office in Canberra.

The team would be in place for at least two years with a possibility for extensions up to four years.

Though any member of the public can now register for an e-health record, the initial rollout has focused on high priority and at-risk patients such as those with complex and chronic conditions, older Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and mothers with newborn children. 

Deadline for tenders is August 20.

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