I Wonder Why We, In OZ, Do Not Have A Right Like This Right Now?
This appeared last week.Call it data liberation day: Patients can now access all their health records digitally  ByCasey RossOct. 6, 2022The American Revolution had July 4. The allies had D-Day. And now U.S. patients, held down for decades by information hoarders, can rally around a new turning point, October 6, 2022 — the day they got their health data back.Underfederal rules taking effect Thursday, health care organizations must give patients unfettered access to their full health records in digital format. No more long delays. No more fax machines. No more exorbitant charges for printed pages.Just the data, ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 12, 2022 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, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 11, 2022.
-----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 any related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen 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 ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon, a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 10 October, 2022.
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-----Lots of stuff this week – with Optus still causing trouple-----https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/professional/doh-releases-30-20-rule-fact-sheetDoH releases 30/20 rule fact sheetThe new telehealth compliance measure came into effect on 1 October, despite calls to delay its implementation.The 30/20 rule limits the number of MBS it...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

After A Couple Of Weeks It Is Clear That The “Optus Hack” Was A Symptom Of A Larger Problem!
As time passes we are starting to see more considered comments on the issue.Here for example:Optus data breach reveals ad hoc and immature response systemThe near 10 million Optus customers at the centre of the identity credential scandal were essentially left to fend for themselves.Tom BurtonGovernment editorOct 2, 2022 – 2.39pmRevelations that nearly 10 million Australians have had key identity credentials potentially breached finally provided the shock needed to modernise the country ’s antiquated data management, security and privacy systems.For years, under intense lobbying from financial, payment, telco, media an...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 652 – Results – 9th October, 2022.
Here are the results of the poll.The Indian State Of Tamil Nadu (Pop. 75 million) Is Seeking Advice On Digital Health From The ADHA. Is The ADHA An Ideal Choice To Seek Advice From?Yes                                          12 (24%)No                              &nbs...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 8th October, 2022.
This report aligns with the reality that healthcare organizations are facing in terms of the effects to patient safety, " said Anahi Santiago, chief information security officer at Delaware-based ChristianaCare.She and other healthcare cybersecurity leaders spoke withHealthcare IT News about the connection between cyber hygiene and patient safety and how to prepare for healthcare cyber attacks. -----https://ehrintelligence.com/news/meaningful-use-ehrs-may-be-key-to-improved-quality-of-care‘Meaningful Use’ EHRs May Be Key to Improved Quality of CareHospitals that meet the “Meaningful Use” EHR requirements were ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Someone Who Really Knows myGov Issues A Pretty Dire Warning About Its Future!
This appeared last week:A myGov makeover? This pig will need more than lipstickGlenn ArcherContributor29 September 2022Just over a week ago, I upgraded my three-year-old iPhone to a shiny new model. It was a pretty smooth experience until I went to use the myGovID app so that I could, as you might expect, log into myGov.While I anticipated that it might be necessary to reauthenticate myself/phone to the app, I never dreamed I ’d need to also redo my biometric, scan my passport and enter my Medicare card number. This was hardly the user-centered experience I was led to believe was to be the future.Not so much the promise ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 7, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Was Amazed To Discover Just How Much Activity There Was Happening In The Digital Health Space!
This turned up by e-mail a few days ago – sadly no direct link I could see.Upcoming ANDHealth Report – The Awakening Giant: The Rise of Australia ' s Evidence-Based Digital Health SectorWe are proud to announce the upcoming release of our new report – The Awakening Giant: The Rise of Australia’s Evidence-Based Digital Health Sector. Following on from our 2020 report, Sleeping Giant, The Awakening Giant tells the story of a fast-growing, emerging and innovation-driven sector with detailed insights from the industry.Digital Health: The Sleeping Giant of Australia ’s Health Technology Industry, published in Jul...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 6, 2022 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 06, 2022 Edition-----In the UK the current Tory Government appears to have totally lost the plot and failed to even move to fix things – a real disaster I fear for millions.In the US Hurricane Ian seems to have been of Biblical Scale that will take years to repair the damage.In Europe we see the recession arriving.In OZ we are coping with the Optus data breach, an imminent and difficult Budget and the new Integrity Commission being sorted out!-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/technology/manufacturers-turn-to-robots-as-job-ads-go-unanswered-20220920-p5bjilHow a $1m robot solved this company ’s labour sh...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Optus Breach Has Revealed A Comatose Government Stewardship Of Ordinary Citizen ’s Personal Data Privacy!
There is going to have to be a major rethink of all our laws surrounding personal data privacy ….Out of the Optus breach we have learnt there is little or no control on the amount and scope of data that can be held on each of us and for how long it can be kept – let alone how we can get to see what is held.That all needs to be clarified, codified, consulted, agreed and legislated.As a typical piece of nonsense who knew all this regarding politicians who I would not trust to hold my bus ticket?Big parties are watching you – and your dataPETER VAN ONSELEN12:00AM October 1, 2022Both major parties are pouring scorn on Op...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 5, 2022 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, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 04, 2022.
-----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 any related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen 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 ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon, a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 03 October, 2022.
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-----Sorry, I had to include this! I am really amazed at the International reach we see from the ADHA – true international citizens!Otherwise too much Optus and not enough good news!-----https://www.financialexpress.com/healthcare/tamil-nadu-keen-on-australian-model-for-beefing-up-digital-healthcare-platform-looks-for-partnerships/26...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 651 – Results – 2nd October, 2022.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Expect Extended Funding For The ADHA And The #myHealthRecord To Be Announced In The Upcoming October Federal Budget?Yes                                          18 (35%)No                                   ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 2, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The More I Thought About This The More Absurd It Seemed To Become!
This appeared last week via a pretty obscure news scan!Tamil Nadu keen on Australian model for beefing up digital healthcare platform, looks for partnershipsWhile Tamil Nadu has a robust healthcare service, the government feels that the state ’s healthcare is more of department-centric and cost -specificWritten bySajan C KumarUpdated: September 30, 2022 4:48:19 pmThe state ' s National Health Mission is on the mission to develop an outcome-based approach to bring more clarity on the money spent on healthcare.To strengthen its digital healthcare platform, the Tamil Nadu government is looking at the Australian model of sol...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 2, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –1st October, 2022.
This article details information required for integration into EHRs to build personalized treatment plans and develop successful SDOH programs that provide resources and support for patients in need. In addition, successful SDOH programs implemented by Kaiser Permanente and Boston Medical Center showcase how supporting clinicians with real-time SDOH data can lead to patient-centric care. Create a 360-Degree Patient View Through TechnologyThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)indicatesthat the “collection, documentation, reporting, access, and use of SDOH data … can be used t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs