Number of patient records uploaded to MHR due to ePIP

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Dear Department of Human Services,

This is a request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Could you please provide documents that include the information that relates to the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive Program ['ePIP'] as per this webpage:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organis...

1. What date did this program commence?

2. How many GP practices are currently participating in the ePIP program (as of 2 February 2019)?

3. A list, current of 2 February 2019, of all GP practices participating in the ePIP program.

4. From the commencement of the ePIP program until 2 February 2019, how many GP practices have participated in the ePIP program?

5. Briefing notes, or summaries, or audits relating to the effectiveness of the ePIP program.

6. The total sum of all payments made under the ePIP program.

7. The total number of shared health summaries uploaded to My Health Record, by virtue of the ePIP program.

Should any fees arise from this request, I request that these fees be waived in the public interest. Public interest in these documents is demonstrated, in part, by this article:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne...

Yours faithfully,

FOI Applicant

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Dear Department of Human Services,

Further to the original request lodged 2 February 2019, I wish to narrow the scope of some of the requested documents. Subsequent to the lodgement of the request, publicly available information makes clear that the ePIP requirement to upload shared health summaries [‘SHS’] to the My Health Record ['MHR'] system was introduced after the commencement of the ePIP program.

Accordingly, the scope of items 1, 4, 5, 6 are narrowed as follows:

1. What date did the ePIP eligibility requirement for participating practices to upload SHS for a minimum of 0.5% of the practice’s standardised whole patient equivalent become mandatory [‘the commencement date’]?

4. From the commencement date until 2 February 2019, how many GP practices have participated in the ePIP program?

5. Briefing notes, or summaries, or audits relating to the effectiveness of the ePIP program after the commencement date.

6. The total sum of all payments made under the ePIP program from the commencement date.

The scope of the other documents requested at items 2, 3 and 7 remain unchanged.

Yours faithfully,

FOI Applicant

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your freedom of
information request.

 

Kind regards

 

Molly

Freedom of Information Team
Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

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Attention:  FOI Applicant

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER
AGENCY

 

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (Health) has
accepted partial transfer of your attached request to the Department of
Human Services (DHS) of 2 February 2019, seeking access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

DHS has advised the scope of items 1, 4, 5, 6 of your request are narrowed
as follows:

 

1. What date did the ePIP eligibility requirement for participating
practices to upload SHS for a minimum of 0.5% of the practice’s
standardised whole patient equivalent become mandatory [‘the commencement
date’]?

 

4. From the commencement date until 2 February 2019, how many GP practices
have participated in the ePIP program?

 

5. Briefing notes, or summaries, or audits relating to the effectiveness
of the ePIP program after the commencement date.

 

6. The total sum of all payments made under the ePIP program from the
commencement date.

 

The scope of the other documents requested at items 2, 3 and 7 remain
unchanged (attached).

 

Health has accepted transfer of items 1 and 5 to 7.  DHS will respond to
items 2, 3 and 4 separately.

 

Health will take all reasonable steps to notify you of a decision no later
than 30 calendar days after the date your request was received. You will
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Unless you advise otherwise, duplicate documents and Commonwealth employee
names and contact details below Senior Executive Service level and mobile
telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the scope of your
request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

 

You can contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via email at
[1][email address], should you have any enquiries.

 

Regards

 

FOI Unit

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Unless you download all the documents, sometimes what is happening isn't clear. Trying to assist:

A. Original request sent 2 February 2019, requesting Items 1 - 7.

B. Scope of Items 1, 4, 5 and 6 revised 9 February 2019.

C. Department of Human Services (DHS) acknowledged A and B on 13 February 2019 and transferred Items 1 (revised), 5 (revised), 6 (revised) and 7 (original) to the Department of Health (Health). DHS will continue to process Items 2 (original), 3 (original) and 4 (revised).

D. Health acknowledged the transfer of Items 1 (revised), 5 (revised), 6 (revised) and 7 (original) on 15 February 2019.

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