NEHTA given $38.5m in e-health funding

Summary:The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has been handed $38.5 million in funding for e-health records from the Federal Government as part of the Gillard Government's $466.7 million investment in e-health.

in brief The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has been handed $38.5 million in funding for e-health records from the Federal Government as part of the Gillard Government's $466.7 million investment in e-health.

The funding was first revealed by The Australian today and has been allocated to NEHTA by the Department of Health and Ageing as part of the government's two-year investment in e-health.

In a statement provided to ZDNet Australia, NEHTA said the funding, allocated for the time between January and the end of June this year, will empower the company to begin managing and supporting the delivery of personally controlled e-health records by June 2012.

"The contract funding of $38.5 million enables NEHTA to provide management support services as private-sector partners are hired for four key roles: a national infrastructure partner; a change and adoption partner; a benefits realisation partner; and an external assurance adviser," NEHTA said.

Topics: Health, Government, Government : AU

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