I Reckon This Approach Is A Highhanded Outrage - What Do You Think?
This appeared a little while ago.My Health RecordWhat is My Health Record?My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere at any time and it includes information such as:AllergiesMedical conditionsTreatmentsMedicinesTest and scan results (such as blood tests and x-rays).Perth Children ’s Hospital contributes to Australia’s My Health Record system and is currently uploading information from five clinical applications:  Patient Administration System (webPAS)Notifications and Clinical ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 29, 2019 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 - Week 45.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----Note: I have also broadened this section to try to cover all the privacy and security compromising and impacting announcements in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 27th May, 2019.
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-----Another interesting week. Waiting to see if Mr Hunt comes back and what he might do in the Digital Health Domain. We should know by the time you read this.Lots of other stories this week. Enjoy!-----https://www.ausdoc.com.au/news/coroner-questions-chief-pharmacists-real-time-monitoring-optimismCoroner questions chief pharmacist &r...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems When Given The Choice Sensible Planners Move Away From Centralised National EHRs.
This appeared a few days ago.National Health Information Platform replaces Electronic Health RecordTuesday, 21 May 2019   eHealthNews.nz editor Rebecca McBeth The Ministry of Health is going to Cabinet this June to get approval to develop a detailed business case for a national Health Information Platform. The Ministry has moved away from the idea of building a single Electronic Health Record, towards developing a national HIP that will enable data about a single patient to be shared, says deputy director data and digital Shayne Hunter. Hunter was a keynote speaker at the Emerging Tech in Health confere...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Greg Hunt Retains Health Minister Role - With Some Extras!
With some add ons as well. It appears he has a responsibility now for the Public Service and some Cabinet Office functions There is a new Services Minister who covers electronically delivered services. I wonder does the #myHR fit there now? Time will tell. David. Here is the full list: Second Morrison Ministry - 26 M ay, 2019  Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:&qu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 476 – Results – 26th May, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Will The Return Of The Coalition Federal Government Be Good For Progress In Digital Health?Yes 0% (0) It Will Make No Difference 77% (71) No 21% (19) I Have No Idea 2% (2) Total votes: 92 Well that was pretty clear – no one said the return of the Coalition would be good for Digital Health, with most seeing them as irrelevant. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A more than reasonable turnout of votes! It must have been a slightly hard question as 2 /92 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to all those that vot...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 25th May, 2019.
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://hbr.org/2019/05/harnessing-digital-information-to-improve-population-healthHarnessing Digital Information to Improve Population HealthSamyukta MullangiJohn P. PollakSaid IbrahimMay 14, 2019 Health systems do not systematically collect information on social determinants of health (SDH)  — the conditions in which people are born, live, gro...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Maybe We Should Think Very Carefully Before Health Goes All Appy!
This appeared last week:Consumers want control over privacy onlineSupratim Adhikari12:30AM May 14, 2019Australian consumers are increasingly choosing to be more private on the internet, with a larger number of them opting against sharing their personal details with mobile apps.With privacy now a hot-button issue globally, the latest instalment of professional services firm Deloitte ’s annual Privacy Index study shows that community expectations around the use of their data are starting to harden.According to Deloitte’s Privacy Index 2019 study, 89 per cent of Australian consumers have denied a mobile app access...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 24, 2019 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.
May 23, 2019 Edition.-----The election has turned out to be utterly different to what was expected and all that we need to know now is what the final counts in both houses tell us, but clearly ScoMo remains PM. Well I never! Really no one saw this coming! Just what will happen next is hard to predict and the Coalition was not preparing to govern!Trump is battling on all sorts of fronts and now some barmy red states are wanting to make abortion illegal again. This may not end well with the new Supreme Court over there. The battle with China is very serious in my view and I am not sure Trump is up to it.Ms May is out and Bor...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is A Really Useful Summary Of The GDPR And Its Global Implications.
This appeared last week:What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulationsGeneral Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is here. Here's what it means, how it impacts individuals and businesses - and how to ensure compliance.By Danny Palmer | May 17, 2019 -- 13:33 GMT (23:33 AEST) | Topic: Security What does GDPR stand for?GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It's the core of Europe's digital privacy legislation.How did it come about?In January 2012, the European Commission set out plans for data protection reform across the European Union in order to make Europe 'fit f...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Do You Think These Fake News Releases Will Soon Be Seen For What They Are – Gross And Misleading Propaganda.
This little gem appeared last week:Australians can check their immunisation status through My Health Record 15 May 2019Being up to date on immunisations can stop the spread of serious disease.Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in human history (1). If a single person has the virus, 90 per cent of those around will catch it. The measles virus lingers for up to two hours – so if you ride the train or walk the grocery aisles after an infected person, you’re exposed.Thanks to immunisation, local cases of measles had been falling (2). In 2014, Australia declared the end of endemic measles, but a recent s...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 22, 2019 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 - Week 44.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----Note: I have also broadened this section to try to cover all the privacy and security compromising and impacting announcements in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 20th May, 2019.
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-----The tempo of news has picked up a little, with security and data breaches featuring a fair bit as well as script tracking software.Nothing to scare the horses however and we will soon see what is planned for the #myHR after the election! No change seems to be the outcome!Can ’t wait to see how long it takes for the new gover...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Australia Has Woken Up To A Shock General Election Outcome And It Isn ’t Good For The Digital Health Future!
As a brief taste of what we read this morning!Scott Morrison re-elected in a 'miracle', Shorten resignsPhillip Coorey Political EditorUpdated May 19, 2019 — 12.58am, first published at 12.16amScott Morrison has pulled off one of the most memorable victories in Australian politics to secure the Coalition a third consecutive term.In a tight result which saw little change from the status quo,  Labor failed to meet its own expectations and underperformed in every state.In what Mr Morrison called a miracle, the nation is headed for either a minority Coalition government, or a Coalition government with a small majorit...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 475 – Results – 19th May, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Are Politicians On All Sides Hoping No One Will Mention The War (Raise #myHealthRecord Policy) In The Last Week Of The Election Campaign?Yes 65% (68) No 30% (31) I Have No Idea 5% (5) Total votes: 104 It seems most feel no-one wanted Digital Health to be raised, and it wasn’t! As it has turned out with the Coalition returned it is hard to know what happens next – on a whole lot of fronts! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, a s usual. A more than reasonable turnout of votes! It must have been a hard question as 5 /104 readers were not sure what the appropriat...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 18th May, 2019.
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.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/study-how-big-data-can-inform-personal-health-risks-precision-treatment.htmlStudy: How big data can inform personal health risks, precision treatmentAndrea Park – 9 May, 2019 Tracking genetic, molecular and daily health data on a regular basis — rather than only when a health issu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Wonder Has The ADHA Considered The Issues It May Face Around The GDPR.
This appeared last week:Navigating the GDPR - A compass for the Australian public sector Clayton Utz All public sector entities should seek to understand the application and reach of the GDPR and assess whether it applies to their activities. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is leading a revolution in international privacy and data standards. Although a European law, the GDPR's broad extra-territorial reach is such that it is impacting many entities within Australia and around the globe. But while much ink has been spilled about the GDPR's application to the Australian private sector, comparably...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Really Has To Be Unequivocally Good News For Those Under Stress.
This appeared last week:Google backs Australian 'world-first suicide surveillance' AI projectGoogle.org giving $1.2 million grant and support to Turning Point, Monash University effortGeorge Nott (Computerworld) 09 May, 2019 12:36 Australian addiction treatment and research centre Turning Point has been named as one of 20 organisations globally to take a share in US$25 million funding from Google ’s charitable arm, Google.org.The A$1.21 million will be used by the centre for a three-year project to establish a “world-first suicide surveillance system”, with Monash University and the Eastern Health Fo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2019 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.
May 16, 2019 Edition.-----We are down to the pointy end of the Australian general election and it seems like a Labor win is all but assured. It really is only the margin that is under discussion as that will finally decide how much of their agenda they can put into action. What happens from here we will all now in about 4 days time.What can one say. Trump is now fighting with China, Iran, North Korea and half of Latin America. Even for a US President that would seem to have a lot on the go at once! Who knows where it will all end. I do not expect any of it to be pretty!It looks like the UK PM will be out on her ear pretty ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Wonder What The ADHA Has To Say About This Research? A Detailed Comment Would Be Useful.
Thanks to an enterprising journalist this appeared last week:Judy Skatssoon Government ‘too incompetent’ for digital health8 May, 2019 When it comes to digital health records, the public isn't worried the government has anything sinister in mind. They just think it's incompetent. Mistrust of the government’s ability to manage large scale digital infrastructure projects is making people reluctant to sign up to programs like My Health Record, research has found.Professor Deborah Lupton from the Centre for Social Research in Health and Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW says highly publicised digital fail...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The NHS (UK) Has A Serious Attempt At Assessing The Effectiveness and Value Of Digital Health Technologies (DHT).
I was alerted to this a few days ago and believe it is worth passing on.Evidence standards framework for digital health technologiesAs digital health technologies develop at an increasing pace, we've worked with partners to develop standards that ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer economic value.The aim of the standards is to make it easier for innovators and commissioners to understand what good levels of evidence for digital healthcare technologies look like, while meeting the needs of the health and care system, patients, and users.We created the standards as part of a working group led by NHS En...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 43.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----Note: I have also broadened this section to try to cover all the privacy and security compromising and impacting announcements in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 13th May, 2019.
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-----Again a pretty quiet week with ACT Health releasing a 10 year Digital Health Strategy which rather hopes to lift ACT Health from a truly pathetic HIMSS sophistication rating (1.5/7) over a decade. Not an ambitious effort!Google is trying to make a mental health difference – which has to be a good thing!Enjoy.-----https://www...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 474 – Results – 12th May, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe A Merger Of The Health Informatics Society Of Australia (HISA) And The Australasian College Of Health Informatics (ACHI) Will Increase The Professional Influence Of Digital Health Experts And Health Informaticians In Australia?Yes - We May See More Evidence Based Decision Making. 11% (13) No - The ADHA And Government Will Just Go Their Own Way. 74% (90) I Have No Idea 16% (19) Total votes: 122 It seems most feel the merger will not improve the influence we experts may have on the outcomes in the Digital Health space! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

HL7 V2 Standards Conference - A Day To Get Up To Speed With The Experts.
I have been alerted to this important meeting. HL7 Australia Event - Pathology Messaging Thursday 30th May BrisbaneThe Fantauzzo, 5 Boundary Street Brisbane City, QLD  4000 AustraliaMost of the healthcare messaging in Australia is based on HL7 V2 standards.  We are looking at the current localisation of standards (particularly for Pathology), tooling support and state of the world.  REGISTER FOR EVENT HERE  Thursday May 30th 2019 8:30am-9:30am TutorialPre-geek HL7 V2 Introduction for non-experts  (Jared Davison, Andrew McIntyre) 60 mins9:30am-10:00am Break / Regi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Looks Like The Sources Of Digital Health News In Australia Are Shrinking. This Is Not A Good Thing.
Up until mid-October last year the Digital Health scene and all the goings on with the myHealthRecord and the various State systems, as well as activity in the private sector was being covered by both Pulse + IT and www.healthcareit.com.au (which was an outpost for the US based HIMSS, which was founded about a year before that.) These two sites provided detailed coverage and were augmented by the national mastheads and the various technical news sites and various medical news sites. In mid-October the editor of the site changed – for unexplained reasons. The new editor was producing less in-depth material and was ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 11th May, 2019.
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/2019/05/rcgp-tech-manifesto-calls-for-prioritisation-of-joined-up-it-systems/RCGP tech manifesto calls for prioritisation of joined-up IT systemsThe Royal College of GPs (RCGP) is calling for the joining up of IT systems across the NHS to be prioritised as part of its technology manifesto.Hanna Crouch – 2 May, 2019The All Syste...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Timely Reminder Of Just How Bad The Health Sector Is At Digital Security.
This appeared last week:The Un-healthiness of the Australian Health Sector ’s Data SecuritySquire Patton Boggs Australia  May 3 2019 More than twelve months after the commencement of the Australian Notifiable Data Breach Scheme,[1] statistics published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) have begun to reveal trends present in the 812 notifiable data breaches recorded in Australia between 22 February and 31 December 2018. One key trend is the clear susceptibility of the health care industry, which suffered one fifth of all data breaches recorded in Australia throughout 2018, the highes...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is Really Great News For The Australian Digital Health Community.
This appeared a week or so back.Graham Grieve Named 2019 Glaser Award RecipientGrahame Grieve, BSc, MAACB, FACHI named the 2019 Glaser Award Recipient The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society was initiated by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in recognition of the expertise and leadership of John P. Glaser, PhD, who is a universally recognized thought leader in the field of health informatics. The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society was created to acknowledge innovators in the field of health informatics and provide education, collaboratio...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 9, 2019 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.
May 9, 2019 Edition.-----Well we are really now down to the pointy end with respect to the election and the polls are running within the margin of error. What happens from here is any one ’s guess as long as we don’t have more total jerks being kicked out of both parties.In the US Trump is trying to play cool as North Korea shoots off a few missiles! However he has since thrown the China trade toys out of the cot with some Sunday tweets and sent an aircraft carrier battle group t o confront Iran. Things risk going pear shaped!The UK council elections have pointed out that Brexit is no longer the preferred outco...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is Some Very Interesting Research On Attitudes To The My Health Record And The Level Of Trust People Have in It.
This article reports findings from a qualitative project involving interviews and focus groups with Australian women about their use of d igital health across the range of technologies available to them, including their attitudes to and experiences of My Health Record. A feminist new materialism perspective informed the project, working to surface the affordances, affective forces and relational connections that contributed to the ope ning up or closing off potential agential capacities... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David. (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 42.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----Note: I have also broadened this section to try to cover all the privacy and security compromising and impacting announcements in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 6th May, 2019.
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 is not clear to me what all the movers and shakers in Digital Health are up to, but they seem to be  generating very little news. Another very quiet week, bar the Health Debate where the myHealthRecord was not even mentioned. News in itself I reckon.-----https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/why-an-alert...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Had A Debate On The Future Of The Health System On May 2 And Not A Mention Of Digital Health.
Here is some coverage provided by the Consumer Health Forum.Health debate highlights need for a transforming vision2 May 2019 — Media release The National Press Club election health debate today provided a rare if welcome opportunity for the rival health policies to come under the sort of scrutiny we need to see more of, the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells, said.“We congratulate the Health Minister, Gre g Hunt, and Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King, for exposing themselves and their policies to questions on their health policies.“This was a reasoned debate with only the odd heated exc...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 473 – Results – 5th May, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Is The Potential For Digital Health To Deliver Major Improvements To Clinical Outcomes And Patient Safety Over-hyped?Yes 95% (122) No 5% (7) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 129 It seems most agree there is a bit too much hype and not enough delivery of outcomes out there! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A more than reasonable turnout of votes! It must have been a very easy question as on ly 0/129 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to all those that voted! David. This is the initial part of the post - read ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 4th May, 2019.
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/2019/04/how-make-interoperability-happen/How can we make interoperability happen?It ’s a question which has plagued the NHS for many a year: how can we make interoperability happen? For Peter Anderson, the answer is through a mixture of top-down focus and regional action.DHI Admin, 25 April, 2019As a participant in bodies like ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Looks Like A Range Of Health Apps Are Not At All Respectful Of Personal Privacy.
This appeared last week:Health apps may not disclose sharing your personal informationBy Linda Carroll on Apr 26, 2019 11:59AM Black Dog Institute report finds privacy shortfall.While nine out of ten phone apps for depression and smoking cessation assessed in a recent study were found to be sharing user data with third parties, only two out of three disclosed they were doing so.Much of that data, including linkable identifiers, was shared with Google and Facebook, among others, but barely half of apps sharing data with those two giant companies told users about it, researchers report in JAMA Network Open. “If you dow...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is An Area Of Clinical Medicine Improvement That We Won ’t See The #MyHealthRecord Being Much Use For.
This appeared last week.Western Australia establishes precision health council for improved health outcomesEarly priorities of the council will include identifying and enhancing successful precision health initiatives already operating in WA's health system, and determining key areas that could benefit from increased integration of precision health measures.By Dean KohApril 26, 2019 02:53 AMEarlier this week, the Western Australia (WA) Government announced the establishment of a new Ministerial Council that will advise the State Government on opportunities to further develop and support precision health advances.Precision ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
May 2, 2019 Edition.-----The election campaign is rolling on and seems, at the present, to be a contest which becomes more and more willing and aggressive as each day passes. An amazing number of candidates have been kicked out for racism, homophobia etc. They really seem to be a collection of twits - both on the Lib and Labor side! The health debate just revealed the power of the Pharmacy Guild to stifle sensible change!In the US we are seeing a debate about impeachment flare. It will be interesting to see just where this all goes. It is totally clear that Trump worked with the Russians to win the election, and what flows...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Surely The Way Political Parties Treat Individual Privacy No Longer Conforms To ‘Community Expectations’?
This appeared a few days ago.  ‘Extremely risky’ $1.2 million voter data project abandoned by LiberalsBy Max KoslowskiApril 21, 2019 — 11.45pmTalking pointsi360 is a world-leading campaign tool that uses personal voter information to help parties zero in on swing votersThe Liberal Party hoped i360 would take the place of Feedback, a decades-old tool party insiders believe is outdatedFeedback is run by Parakeelia, a Liberal Party-owned company that has paid the party over $2 million this decadeThe Liberal Party has abandoned a $1.2 million data harvesting system amid a botched rollout and fears ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Surely The Way Political Parties Treat Individual Privacy No Longer Confirms To ‘Community Expectations’?
This appeared a few days ago.  ‘Extremely risky’ $1.2 million voter data project abandoned by LiberalsBy Max KoslowskiApril 21, 2019 — 11.45pmTalking pointsi360 is a world-leading campaign tool that uses personal voter information to help parties zero in on swing votersThe Liberal Party hoped i360 would take the place of Feedback, a decades-old tool party insiders believe is outdatedFeedback is run by Parakeelia, a Liberal Party-owned company that has paid the party over $2 million this decadeThe Liberal Party has abandoned a $1.2 million data harvesting system amid a botched rollout and fears ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 41.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----Note: I have also broadened this section to try to cover all the privacy and security compromising and impacting announcements in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Health Informatics Society Of Australia and the Australasian College Of Health Informatics Are Contemplating A Merger.
This popped into my inbox this morning:Dear DavidToday, the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) are announcing that we are consulting our Members, Fellows and stakeholders with a proposal to combine our two organisations, to form a new peak body for digital health and health informatics.We believe a new peak body will provide significant benefits to members both as individuals and organisationally that will flow onto many thousands of stakeholders across our health and care sector.As a valued member, we are requesting your input, feedback and suggestions ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 29th April, 2019.
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-----An very interrupted week with very little seemingly going on and the election in full swing. Poor old digital health is way down the agenda!-----https://www.itnews.com.au/news/health-apps-may-not-disclose-sharing-your-personal-information-524304Health apps may not disclose sharing your personal informationBy Linda Carroll on Apr 2...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 472 – Results – 28th April, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Expect More Success With An Approach To Health Information Interoperability And Sharing Based On Health Information Networks (US) Or A Centralised My Health Record (AUS)? The Australian Way 3% (3) The US Way 43% (46) Neither 24% (26) A Mixed Approach 30% (32) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 108 What a really interesting poll again. The US approach was most approved. I would be very interested to understand what people were thinking with the other responses as to what might work! An y insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A more than reasonable turnout of v...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Grahame Grieve Discusses Some Of The Issues Surrounding Interoperability.
I only noticed this a few days ago and felt it was worth a mention.How does Australian interoperability become reality? March 21, 2019  How do we take our current and somewhat vaguely expressed desire for improvement in interoperability in Australia, and turn it into something real? Fast Interoperability Healthcare Resource (FHIR) founder, Grahame Grieve, has some ideas.By Grahame GrieveInteroperability is a hard problem; it ’s important to understand that it’s about information management, and it’s about people.It’s not actually a technology problem – even though people use the word...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 27th April, 2019.
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/2019/04/royal-college-of-physicians-recruiting-digital-healthcare-lead/Royal College of Physicians recruiting for digital healthcare leadThe Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is recruiting for a senior clinical to lead the development of its digital healthcare programme. Hanna Crouch 12 April, 2019The professional body is lookin...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Know The Recent Comments App Has Stopped Working!
It has done this before and recovered in a day or so. Nothing has been changed at this end. Sorry for the service interruption! David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David. (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Eight Pillars Of The Digital Health Revolution – Bianca Phillips
This article, and last of a series of five and reproduced with permission.The eight pillars of the digital health revolutionAuthored by  Bianca PhillipsIssue 14 / 15 April 2019 This article is the final in a series on the making of the digital health revolution. It provides an overview of what has been discussed to date as well as some additional thoughts. Personalised medicineIn the article Digital health success hinges on four principles, co-authored with Dr Bernard Robertson-Dunn, we provided an overview of personalised medicine and an overview of pharmacogenomics, epigenomics, exposomics, transcriptomics, proteomi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
April 25, 2019 Edition.-----The election campaign has had a bit of a breather and it looks as though it will really be on in earnest after ANZAC day (today). It also looks like it will be furious and noisy!In the US it is all about the Mueller Report and what is means for Trump and what the Democrats will do. There is a lot of discussion about impeachment etc.Brexit is taking an Easter Break and in Indonesia the incumbent has been returned – a good thing I believe.----- Major Issues.https://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/china-s-coal-users-importers-shifting-away-from-australian-suppliers-20190410-p51czkChina's coal use...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs