Interesting That A Key Innovation Expert Highlights myHealthRecord As A Key innovation Failure!
This appeared last week. Australia, an innovative nation lost to luddites by Laurie Patton | Oct 24, 2020 | Business, Featured, Ladder, The Big Smoke Arena| Once upon a time, Australia was a land of invention and innovation. Sadly, we ’re turning into a nation of luddites. Australia invented the technology underpinning Wi-Fi, along with the ‘black box’ flight recorder, ultrasound scanners and the heart pacemaker – just to mention some of our globally recognised innovations. We have an enviable track record when it comes t o technology. And yet, apparently Prime Minister Scott Morrison just wants us ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
October 29, 2020 Edition. ----- The biggest thing this week is the surge in COVID19 across the whole of the Northern Hemisphere while fortunately in OZ we are remaining under 10 new cases a day. The huge question is “Can it Last”??? The US votes in only a few days – next Tuesday in fact – and we will all be on alert until a result is available and has been accepted by all the actors. I have to say at this point it is really hard to know where it is going – especially as Trump really behaved in the sec ond Debate. In the UK lock-downs are ramping up and sadly in the rest of Europe we are seeing...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is A Gap In Digital Health Capability That Should Have Been Filled Long Since. Seems It Is Very Hard!
This appeared last week. Clinical Decision Logic Fun Posted on 22/10/2020 by wolandscat How close can we get to making a clinical decision logic language look like the published guidelines which it is used to encode? Below is an openEHR Decision Logic Module (DLM) example, in the current form of the openEHR Decision Language specification currently under development. Why another language? Well I ’ll answer that with: show me a language that does this, and we’ll use it instead (e.g. why not ProForma, Arden, GLIF etc?). Of course this language doesn’t yet solve all the problems, but we are taking two p...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Digital Divide Is Alive And Well In Australia And The ADHA (And Most Of The Digital Evangelists) Seem To Be Asleep At The Wheel!
This appeared last week: Measuring Australia ’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2020 22 Oct 2020 Julian Thomas, Jo Barraket, Chris K. Wilson, Indigo Holcombe-James,  Jenny Kennedy, Ellie Rennie, Scott Ewing, Trent MacDonald Publisher RMIT University, Centre for Social Impact, Telstra Resources Measuring Australia ’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2020 2.55 MB Measuring Australia’s digital divide: dataset 2014-2020 551.63 KB Measuring Australia’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2020 (accessible version) 4 .41 MB De...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 27, 2020.
----- This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters. I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it. Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It is worth pointing out that it was only in last little while ( beginning end July 2020 ) the ADHA took down the notification regarding the most recent minutes notification. Embarrassed I guess – as they should be! I wonder will the new CEO make a difference? Th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 26 October, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- It seems that electronic prescriptions and the NBN phasing out the extra data it provided now that the COVID demand has settled get about equal billing Sadly a couple of articles and digital discrimination and the digital divide seem to get less reportage! Quite a lively week all in all! ----- https://www.9news.com.au/national/...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Is A Huge Fail That The #myHealthRecord Is So Badly Conceived That Large Segments Of The Population Want Nothing To Do With It!
This release appeared last week from UNSW. Experiences of discrimination drive distrust in digital health 21 Oct 2020 Ben Knight Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, says a new national study. People who have experienced stigma and discrimination in health care settings are more likely to distrust digital health services, a new UNSW study says. The study, Understanding trust in digital health among communities affected by BBVs and STIs in Australia, is the first national survey into perspectives on the digital health of populations affected by bloo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 550 – Results – 25th October, 2020.
Here are the results of the poll. Should The RACGP Executives Responsible For The Totally Botched Electronic Examinations Accept Responsibility For The Mistake(s) And Resign? Yes 87% (85) No 10% (10) I Have No Idea 3% (3) Total votes: 98 A large majority think the RACGP bosses should fall on their swords for failing to deliver the exams properly for the candidates!   Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A good number of votes.  It must also have been an easy question with 3/98 readers were not sure how to respond. Again, many, many thanks to all those who voted!  David.  T...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 24 October, 2020.
 Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/10/guys-and-st-thomas-epic-preferred-supplier/ Guy ’s and St Thomas’ chooses Epic as ‘preferred supplier’ for £175m EHR One of the biggest NHS trusts in London has selected Epic as its ‘preferred supplier’ for a new electronic health record (EHR) in a deal worth £175millio...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Is Rather A Worry That The OAIC Is Not Fully Funded To Health Protect Privacy And Watch The #myHealthRecord!
 This popped up last week. Privacy office is still ‘severely underfunded’ Denham Sadler Senior Reporter 13 October 2020 Australia’s regulator for privacy and freedom of information missed all but one of its performance goals in the last year, leading to concerns the agency is “severely underfunded” and will be unable to effectively perfor m its role without a substantial resourcing boost. The resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has been questioned for several years, with a significantly rising workload and an increasingly prominent role, but with no ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Was Utterly Predictable This Web Initiative From The Federal Government Would Fail. Hard To Know Why They Press On!
This appeared last week: 'Patients the losers' despite $17m lift for 'white elephant' medical costs website By Dana McCauley October 11, 2020 — 11.40pm The federal government's decision to pour another $17 million into its medical costs finder website – dubbed a "white elephant" due to its failure to tell patients how much they will actually have to pay for procedures – has attracted scorn from patient groups and doctors. A Health D epartment spokesman said the additional funding would be used to develop "the individual fee disclosure component" of the website it spent $2.5 million bui...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
 October 22, 2020 Edition. ----- The polls, if they can believed, suggest the four years of Trumpism are coming to an end. Frankly on can only rejoice if that turns out to be the case. At this point in time little else matters until the election is over! In the UK and Europe – as well as in the US – the COVID is running amok and seems totally out of control. It is hard to know  where this will end right now. In Australia we see Victoria having beaten the second wave of the virus and calls for rapid opening up which will happen but a little more slowly I suspect. Otherwise we have seen a very large spe...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The AMA Still Does Not Seem To Be Convinced Regarding #myHealth Record Security.
This release appeared late last week. My Health Record Update 15 Oct 2020 Reminder of Healthcare provider obligations under the My Health Records Act 2012 and the Privacy Act 1988  All healthcare providers who connect to the My Health Record systems must comply with certain security and patient privacy obligations. Please see a summary of these obligations provided by the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner.    Why is the reminder being distributed now?  In late 2019 the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) reviewed the implementation of the My Health Record system under opt ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 20, 2020.
----- This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters. I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it. Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It is worth pointing out that it was only in last little while ( beginning end July 2020 ) the ADHA took down the notification regarding the most recent minutes notification. Embarrassed I guess – as they should be! I wonder will the new CEO make a difference? Th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 19 October, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- A busy little week with the limitations of telehealth on full display. Clearly there are times when an actual physical doctor is a good thing! The RACGP exam woes have also received a lot of discussion and comment! Last my NBN connection has failed 10 times (at least) this week! When Optus was managing the same cable it went do...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Interestng Appointment To The Chair Of The Australian Digital Health Institute.
 This arrived this morning. -----MEMBERSHIP NOTICE: NEW CHAIR TO BE APPOINTED Dear David Gordon, The Institute will appoint a new Chair after the annual general meeting (AGM) in November as the founding and independent Chair Michael Walsh is stepping down from the role after the 2020 AGM.  We are pleased to announce that former Australian Digital Health Agency interim chief executive Bettina McMahon will be confirmed as the new Board Chair after the AGM on 19 November.  In appointing Bettina McMahon, the Board ’s priority is to provide a seamless, stable transition of leadership during a cha...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 549 – Results – 18th October, 2020.
Here are the results of the poll. Is The ADHA Worth Spending $200M P.A. Plus On As Per The Recent Federal Budget? Yes 14% (11) No 86% (69) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 80 A large majority seem to think the ADHA are not worth the money!   Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. An OK number of votes.  It must also have been a very easy question with 0/80 readers were not sure how to respond. Again, many, many thanks to all those who voted!  David.  This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David. (Source: Australian Health ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Seems To Be An Area Of Digital Health That Can Really Make A Difference.
This appeared a few days ago. Digital approaches to adolescent mental health: a review of the literature 9 Oct 2020 Lucia Rost, Fiona Samuels, Carmen Leon-Himmelstine, Rachel Marcus Publisher Overseas Development Institute Resources Digital approaches to adolescent mental health: a review of the literature 3.94 MB Description Young people are more engaged with digital technologies than ever before, and health interventions increasingly build on these new technological opportunities. This literature review investigates digital approaches to addressing adolescent mental health and psychosocial-related challenges with a focus...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 17 October, 2020.
Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/10/12-things-health-data-has-taught-us-about-covid-19/ 12 things health data has taught us about Covid-19 It ’s a milestone no one wants to celebrate – but it’s been just over six months since the government announced a UK wide lockdown to help control the spread of Covid-19. Andrea Downey – 6 October, 2020 To mark the occasion Health Data R...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Heads Should Roll Over This IT Failure That Would Have Caused So Much Distress!
 This appeared last week: Breaking: RACGP's at-home fellowship exam derailed by tech failure The KFP exam is being delayed because registrars have been unable to log on 9th October 2020 By Paul Smith Update 3.15pm: The RACGP says it has cancelled today's KFP exam due to a "major technical outage" at its external exam provider. "Cancellation was the last resort and was not a decision taken lightly," it said. "We know that candidates are stressed, fatigued, and may have other responsibilities preventing them from sitting a significantly delayed exam [today]. There is therefore no alternativ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is A Really Bizarre Academic Paper on The #myHealthRecord. What Is Going On That Rubbish Like This Gets Published?
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
October 15, 2020 Edition. ----- We are now into the last few weeks before the election and the polls seem to be suggesting a Biden win while Trump is railing about how he has conquered the virus and he will save the whole world. Just where it will go from here is anyone ’s guess. There is a lot to play for here with the stability of the world at stake I reckon. In the UK and Europe we are seeing a terrible resurgence of COVID19 and little improvement in the US. This may be very bad for the global economy which will have dire consequences for Australia! In OZ we a re still digesting the Budget and wondering can busine...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

NSW eHealth Plans A Five Year Program To Move To The Cloud And To Move To SaaS. An Enormous Task I Believe!
This appeared last week: NSW Health goes to market for statewide single digital health record By Justin Hendry on Oct 9, 2020 12:35PM Cloud-based system to replace fragmented clinical IT environment. NSW Health has approached the market for a single digital patient record (SDPR) to replace the state ’s fragmented lineup of core clinical and laboratory information management systems. More than a year after revealing plans for the future electronic medical record, the department’s digital arm, eHealth NSW, on Thursday opened bids for the planned state-wide system. The SDPR is slated to replac e the state’s ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 13, 2020.
 ----- This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters. I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it. Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It is worth pointing out that it was only in last little while ( beginning end July 2020 ) the ADHA took down the notification regarding the most recent minutes notification. Embarrassed I guess – as they should be! I wonder will the new CEO make a differen...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 12 October, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- At the top of the agenda has to be the RACGP exam debacle that has obviously resulted in much anxiety and suffering from all the candidates. What happened was clearly inexcusable. Clearly the CEO needs to resign. Elsewhere we have NSW eHealth wanting a unified state wide system and all sorts of interesting commercial activity! ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 548 – Results – 11th October, 2020.
Here are the results of the poll. Do You Believe Telehealth Consultations Are As Safe And Effective As Face To Face Clinical Consultations Overall? Yes 46% (37) No 54% (43) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 80 A tiny majority are not sure remote consultations are as safe and effective as face to face visits!   Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. An OK number of votes.  It must also have been a very easy question with 0/80 readers were not sure how to respond. Again, many, many thanks to all those who voted!  David.  This is the initial part of the post - read more by cli...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems One Or Two State Governments Have Bailed Out From The ADHA And Other ADHA Budget Information.
The Federal Budget was released a little under a week ago. Here is the link to all the paper work. https://budget.gov.au/2020-21/content/documents.htm Here is the major piece of detail. HEALTH Agency Resourcing - 2020-2021 Estimated Actual - 2019-2020 Departmental Administered Appropriation Bill No. 2 Entity/Outcome/ Non-operating Appropriation Bill No. 1 Appropriation Bill No. 2 External Revenue(a) Special Appropriation Special Accounts(b) Appropriation Bill No. 1 SPPs Other(c) Special Appropriation Total $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Austral...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 10 October, 2020.
 Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/amid-rising-substance-abuse-rates-treatment-centers-turn-to-telehealth Amid Rising Substance Abuse Rates, Treatment Centers Turn to Telehealth Amid a surge in substance abuse issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Desert Hope Treatment Center is using a telehealth platform to screen patients and expand access ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

myGOV Delivery Is Critical For Access To The myHR But Seems Still To Be A Work In Progress.
As all who read here are aware access to the myHR is facilitated by using the Government ’s myGOV portal. Other than using special apps of clinical software this is the only way the public can access their record (not that there are many public users of PMS software or apps as far as I know?) There have been a few articles this week on myGOV. First there is this: Son-of-myGov working beta quietly arrives By Justin Hendry on Sep 29, 2020 6:55AM But most services still on their way. The Digital Transformation Agency has quietly launched a working beta of the Facebook-inspired government digital service platform expecte...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Blast From The Past Can Come Back And Bite You It Seems.
This appeared last week. Are old operating systems putting the NHS at risk in 2020? With reports suggesting that Microsoft source code relating to Windows XP has been shared online, our cyber security columnist, Davey Winder looks into whether old operating systems are putting the NHS at risk in 2020. Davey Winder 30 September 2020 The news that Microsoft source code relating to Windows XP had apparently been leaked to a number of file-sharing sites online may well have passed you by. After all, who uses Windows XP these days and what difference does it make if the source code is out there? Although it has yet to be confir...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Public Service Announcement Regarding Scams And The ADHA.
This appeared earlier: Be aware of scammers impersonating the Australian Digital Health Agency What ’s happened? We have received reports of fraudulent telephone calls from an individual or organisation claiming to be a representative of the Australian Digital Health Agency. It has been reported that the caller says they are calling from the “digital health agency” to enrol people to get a “ health record”. What do I need to do? If you receive a call from someone offering to enrol you for a “health record”, do not provide any personal information, hang up the call and report it to ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
 October 08, 2020 Edition. ----- The only real news this will has been with Trump being felled by the COVID-19 and the ramifications for his health and the election. Very much a watch this space situation! Amazingly he has been in hospital - given all sorts of treatment and has now been discharged back to the White House. He claims to be perfectly well but who knows. His doctors seemingly are clueless! In the UK it is clear that the second wave is well and truly underway and not by any means under control. It could get a great deal worse. Now we have seen the budget I am sure many are still wondering just what is me...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Is The Internet A Bane Or Boon For Australia And Australians In 2020?
This really amazing and deeply worrying perspective appeared last week. Digital pioneer Geoff Huston apologises for bringing the internet to Australia Huston says the internet is a 'gigantic vanity-reinforcing distorted TikTok selfie' and web security is 'the punchline to some demented sick joke'. But Australia's first Privacy Commissioner thinks he's being optimistic. By Stilgherrian for The Full Tilt| October 2, 2020 -- 01:54 GMT (11:54 AEST) | Topic: Security Geoff Huston is an Internet Hall of Fame global connector, an honour which acknowledges his "critical role" in bringing the internet to Australia in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 06, 2020.
----- This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters. I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it. Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It is worth pointing out that it was only in last little while ( beginning end July 2020 ) the ADHA took down the notification regarding the most recent minutes notification. Embarrassed I guess – as they should be! I wonder will the new CEO make a difference? Th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Tim Kelsey Leaves HIMSS and Takes Over PKS As CEO.
This release appeared an hour or so ago. 06 Oct 2020 9:59 AM AEST  PKS appoints internationally regarded digital health expert, Tim Kelsey as new CEO             The Board of PKS Holdings Limited (ASX: PKS) ( “PKS” or the “Company”), an Australian pioneer of advanced data services in healthcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of data analytics and digital transformation expert, Tim Kelsey as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the next phase of growth. The Company’s current Ma naging Director, Ron van der Pluijm...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 05 October, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- A rather boring week as I saw it with lots of bits and pieces going on! The highlight seems to be how many big administrative systems seem to not quite work as advertised! ----- https://www.itnews.com.au/news/qld-healths-sap-implementation-led-to-540m-in-invoices-paid-late-553919 Qld Health's SAP implementation led to $540m in ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 547 – Results – 4th October, 2020.
Here are the results of the poll. Do You Intend To Upgrade To 'Gigabit' Internet Service From The NBN, For Approximately $150 / Month, When It Becomes Available In Your Area? Yes 24% (15) No 73% (46) I Have No Idea 3% (2) Total votes: 63 A pretty clear poll with 73% of readers saying that they are not that keen at this sort of price!   Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A bored number of votes.  It must also have been an easy question with 2/63 readers were not sure how to respond. Again, many, many thanks to all those who voted!  David. This is the initial part of the post -...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Wonder Will The Health Payroll IT Lessons Leant Actually Cross The Nullarbor?
Is it a coincidence that these two articles appeared in the same few days? This appeared a few days ago: Qld Health's SAP implementation led to $540m in invoices paid late By Justin Hendry on Sep 28, 2020 10:02AM System issues, poor staff training mar project. Problems with Queensland Health ’s SAP enterprise resource planning system last year resulted in $540 million in late payments to vendors over just three months, the state’s auditor has revealed. An investigation [pdf] by the Queensland Audit Office uncovered  “significant issues” with the new S/4 HANA system after go-live in August 2019....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 03 October, 2020.
 Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/study-finds-underserved-communities-are-receptive-to-mhealth-tools Study Finds Underserved Communities Are Receptive to mHealth Tools A study launched by the Yale School of Medicine finds that underserved communities will use mHealth tools to gather data and participate in studies if those tools are well-designed and ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems That We Can ’t Be Sure All Telehealth Is Really Safe At Present And More Work Is Needed In Multiple Areas.
This appeared a few days ago: Telehealth triage 'not safe' for chest pain: study Findings from a Dutch out-of-hours service shows phone triage underestimates the condition in more than one quarter of patients 22nd September 2020 By Carmel Sparke GP out-of-hours phone triage systems for chest pain are neither safe nor efficient, a Dutch study suggests.   The researchers found the system underestimated the urgency of chest pain in more than one quarter of patients whose pain later proved to be either acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or another life-thr...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
 October 01, 2020 Edition. ----- We are really getting close to the US election and it has all the hallmarks of being the most contested and divided in US history. There seems also to be a risk that any result will be challenged in the courts with the potential of all sorts of outcomes some of which are truly dire. I fear the US is now well past its zenith and that it is all downhill from here. In the UK we are seeing daily cases above 14,000. This all looks to be going very badly and does not look like it will end will. In the 2 weeks before the Federal Budget we are seeing a ‘backflip’ epidemic with majo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Rather Looks Like We Are Still Struggling To Develop A Secure Messaging Directory System That Can Be Trusted.
This interesting release appeared late last week. Passing the digital health baton with confidence and certainty By Jane Allman Friday, 25 September, 2020 Accurate details of healthcare providers and services are key to ensuring efficient and high-quality care pathways for patients. Out-of-date information means that patients ’ medical documents and information cannot be sent from one healthcare provider to another, blocking the flow of the patient’s care journey. Disruption to the flow of patient information from one service provider to another results in a time-consuming search for correct details — a ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

eScripts Are Certainly Seeing A Good Deal of Attention At Present.
 This appeared last week: MedAdvisor Launches ePrescribing Across Australia Staff Writers / September 21, 2020 Medtech company MedAdvisor has been approved by the Federal Government via the Australian Digital Health Agency and will be launching its ePrescribing functionality to help connect GPs, pharmacists and patients as they navigate the rollout of eScripts across Australia. The Federal Government accelerated the rollout of ePrescribing after the COVID-19 pandemic restricted patients ’ ability to access their prescribers or pharmacies. The utility this will provide to facilitate remote medicines management an...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

An Important Consultation Regarding The #myHealthRecord Is Underway. It Is Important For Those Interested To Respond!
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - September 29, 2020.
 ----- This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters. I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it. Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It is worth pointing out that it was only in last little while ( beginning end July 2020 ) the ADHA took down the notification regarding the most recent minutes notification. Embarrassed I guess – as they should be! I wonder will the new CEO make a differen...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 28 September, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- There is no doubt the biggest news this week is the Government admission that maybe it might have been better to go with a good deal more FttP than the copper nobbled and mixed technology FttN and HFC approach. Given the unreliability of my NBN HFC connection compared with my previous Optus cable connection (which pretty much n...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 546 – Results – 27th September, 2020.
Here are the results of the poll. Yes 93% (70)Does The ADHA Need To Re-Consider And Re-Design The Content And Privacy Aspects Of The Active Scripts List As Reported Here: http://medicalrepublic.com.au/tmi-privacy-concerns-over-escripts/34588 No 5% (4) I Nave No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 75 An pretty clear poll with 93% of readers saying that the ASL needs to start again with a basic rethink.   Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A bored number of votes.  It must also have been an easy question with 1/75 readers were not sure how to respond. Again, many, many thanks to all those who v...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Recent NBN Announcements Are Really A Pretty Big Change Of Direction For Fixed Broadband In Australia!
Interestingly we actually had 2 announcements on the NBN last week. First there was a business focused announcement. NBN Co to spend $700m on 240 'business fibre zones' across Australia By Ry Crozier on Sep 22, 2020 7:03AM Unveils three-year construction, rezoning package. NBN Co is set to spend as much as $700 million creating 240 “business fibre zones” across Australia where every business in the area can get a fibre connection at “CBD zone wholesale pricing”. The announcement, made a day before the release of the next NBN corporate plan, means “nine in 10 businesses will be able to order hi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 26 September, 2020.
Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://healthitanalytics.com/news/how-big-data-analytics-can-mitigate-covid-19-health-disparities How Big Data Analytics Can Mitigate COVID-19 Health Disparities During the COVID-19 pandemic, big data analytics have helped organizations pinpoint and reduce health disparities among patient populations. By Jessica Kent September 15, 2020 - While the rapid ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is Really Good News But It Is Hardly Digital Health As The ADHA and Others Seem To Think!
We had the news of a six month extension (and a hint of permanency from the Minister) on benefits for telehealth late last week. There is coverage here: Extension great, but make telehealth permanent John Durie ·         7:25PM September 18, 2020 Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt ’s welcome extension of telehealth for six months is one step — the more important one is working out how the measure can be made a permanent fixture. The myriad telehealth benefits to patients during the pandemic are known by Hunt to be the platform for a revolution in healthcare that sho...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs