The Australian Government announced its health budget this week, featuring cheaper prescription medicine, more nurses on the front line of primary care and a new system of electronic health records [EHR], in what they say is the biggest health reform ‘since Medicare’.

Some of the money for supporting nurses goes for nurses in aged care and supporting nursing practitioners in aged care.

The EHR program will allow doctors to check patient history, slashing costs of duplication and bringing the health system into the digital age.  It will also allow people the choice to access their medical history online, including information about medications, test results and allergies.

Read the full story in The Australian.

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