Has The ADHA Lost Its Social License To Try To Give Us All A myHR?
This article appeared last week:It ’s time to put consumers in the driver’s seat in Big Data economyBy Lauren Solomon • 21/05/2018 If the public doesn’t feel it can say no, all the privacy policies and terms and conditions can’t solve society’s data governance woes.The Australian government has allocated $44.6 million ove r four years in this year’s budget to establish the new Consumer Data Right (CDR). This investment is slated to support the ACCC, OAIC and CSIRO to establish appropriate rules and standards and to ensure the impacts of the CDR are consistent with the Privacy Act.Th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Senate Estimates Alert: - Today 9.45am - 11am The NHMRC and ADHA
Here is the link to the program etc: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Senate_Estimates/ca 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 - May 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 28th May, 2018.
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 CommentWell this week was all about the reaction to Tim Kelsey ’s evangelical speech at the National Press Club on Wednesday. The Press Club gave him a good hearing but seemed a little sceptical if I read the mood of the reporters correctly. There are links to text and video on the blog if you want to watch / read again.Also lots of act...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Is Tim Kelsey Telling An Untruth Here Or Am I Missing Something?
At the National Press Club last week Mr. Kelsey said the following in his prepared speech:----- Begin Extract.Tim Kelsey:                         My Health Record has a range of protocols which mean that all instances of access by a clinician are attributable directly to that person and recorded in real time. Unauthorized access is subject to a custodial prison sentence of up to two years. Trust is the essence of medicine. Digital services can support confidentiality and not undermine it. My Health Record...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 424 – Results – 27th May, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Is The ADHA Doing Enough (Media, Mail-outs etc.) To Alert The General Public Of The Opt-Out Period For The myHR And Its Implications?Yes 16% (32) No 71% (144) I Have No Idea 13% (28) Total votes: 204 A considerable vote of no confidence I would suggest on a very large number of votes. It seems there is little confidence the ADHA is doing enough. Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, really great turnout of votes! It must have been a really hard question as just 28/204 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to all those that ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 26th May, 2018
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.healthdatamanagement.com/news/ehr-market-revenues-approach-30b-in-2017-kalorama-reportsEHR market revenues approach $30B in 2017, Kalorama reports By Joseph Goedert Published May 18 2018, 6:02pm EDTThe electronic health records market reached $29.7 billion in annual revenue 2017 and will rise to $39.7 billion by 2022, according to a new annual report ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Are We Seeing The Bipartisan Support For The myHR Begin To Fracture?
This appeared last week:  ‘This is a Government with a woeful track record on IT security and privacy.’Megan Haggan — 15/05/2018Catherine King, Shadow Minister for HealthCatherine King has challenged the Turnbull Government on whether it can roll out the My Health Record system without getting it wrongIt’s been heral ded as a “game changer” by the PSA’s Shane Jackson and “strategically very valuable” for pharmacy by the Guild’s David Quilty… but the Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare has suggested that the Government may not be able to implement t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

More Warnings That De-Identification May Not Be As Effective As Hoped. Danger Will Robinson, Danger
This appeared last week:Vic privacy commissioner: publishing de-identified citizen records is a ‘risky enterprise’By Stephen Easton  • 15/05/2018Victorian privacy commissioner Rachel Dixon has commissioned critical advice for public servants from three Melbourne academics who have worked hard to raise awareness of the risk that individuals can be re-identified from open data publications.Not so long ago, few public servants questioned the received wisdom that large sets of data about individuals were safe to release as long as enough personal information was removed. That has all changed in ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems Even After Changing The Government SA Health Can ’t Stay Out Of The News.
This appeared a few days ago:SA pathology test results delayed by IT systemBy Justin Hendry on May 17, 2018 10:28AM New staff brought in to clear data backlog. SA Health has blamed the "data entry requirements" of a new state-wide pathology system for delays in getting blood test results to patients.Deputy chief executive Don Frater said that "complex initial data-entry requirements ” for the enterprise pathology laboratory information system (EPLIS) meant extended wait times for results.The department said it had brought in 30 staff to try to clear the backlog.“Since the introduction of EPLIS, w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Yet Again We See A Cyber-Attack Breach A Health Organisation, Presumably For Profit.
This news appeared early last week.Cyber attack on Family Planning NSW client databaseBy Kate Aubusson14 May 2018 — 11:30amA cyber attack on Family Planning NSW has potentially exposed the personal information of clients, including women who have booked appointments or sought advice about abortion, contraception and other services over the past 2 ½ years.Clients received an email from the organisation alerting them that their website had been hacked over two weeks ago, which may have compromised its online data.“These databases contained information from clients who had contacted Family Planning NSW...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems As Though I Am Not The Only one Confused About The Paperless Script Stuff!
About 10 days I published a confused little blog.Wednesday, May 09, 2018Does Anyone Know What This Is About? It Seems Pretty Obscure To Me. Here is the link:https://aushealthit.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/does-anyone-know-what-this-is-about-it.htmlThen this appeared:Paperless scripts surpriseChris Brooker — 14/05/2018Government needs to spell out the detail around Budget e-script announcement, Guild saysPharmacy stakeholders are as yet unaware of concrete plans to help the sector be ready for the government’s October 2019 deadline for electronic prescribing.Last week’s Federal Budget announced $28.2 million w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Presentation Alert: Tim Kelsey At The National Press Club - Thursday 24th May, 2018.
I am told a live stream will be available from the ADHA web site and from Sky News at 12:30pm - 1:30pm on Thursday. The ABC will have a repeat (via iView) - but no live broadcast - later on Thursday. E&OE! If You know different please let us all know! 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 - May 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 21st May, 2018.Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 21st May, 2018.
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 CommentThis week will be the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning for the myHR. It ’s now all happening!-----https://ajp.com.au/news/this-is-a-government-with-a-woeful-track-record-on-it-security-and-privacy/‘This is a Government with a woeful track record on IT security and privacy.’Megan Haggan — 15/05/20...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Privacy concerns over My Health Record system
https://www.2gb.com/podcast/privacy-concerns-over-my-health-record-system/Privacy concerns over My Health Record system20 May, 2018 / 04:13 Rev Bill Crews Rev. Bill spoke to Bernard Robertson-Dunn, chair of the Health Committee for The Australian Privacy Foundation, about the My Health Record opt-out function and privacy concerns as healthcare industries sign up to connect with My Health Record. Download this podcast here ----- More audio from the Privacy Foundation. 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 - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 423 – Results – 20th May, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.How Happy Are You With The Recently Announced Secondary Use Of myHR Data Framework?It Is Great 0% (0) It Is Reasonable 5% (8) Neutral 8% (13) It Is A Bit Loose 48% (79) It Goes Way Too Far And Is Too Loose 39% (64) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 164 A considerable vote of no confidence in the Framework I would suggest on a very large number of votes. It seems to framework might need a l ittle tightening. Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, really great turnout of votes! It must have been a really easy question as just 0/164 readers were not sure what the ap...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Roundtable: All Australians to receive an online "My Health Record": what are the benefits and risks? - Radio National
Here is the listing: The Roundtable: All Australians to receive an online "My Health Record": what are the benefits and risks? Sunday 20 May 2018 9:30AM (view full episode) Unless you opt-out by October, later this year every Australian will receive a digital "My Heath Record" – a medic al history which, in theory, would include allergies to medications, operations, and information about your mental health maybe. While it sounds like a good idea, there are concerns about the widespread sharing of delicate health information with government and a wide community of health profe ssionals...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Surprising News - Tim Kelsey Fails To Join Radio National Roundtable On myHR!
The audio will be posted during the day if it happens as usual. One really does wonder why My Kelsey did not show - given the national audience and coverage. A chance to put the case you would think. I know he was scheduled to appear. Apparently there was a pretty strong negative reaction to what is happening with opt-out from many listeners according to the round-table host. 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 - May 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Audio Of The myHR Round Table Is Up.
Here is the link to the audio of the session Listen now(Link will open in new window)Download audioHere is the page link: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/sunday-roundtable/9768834 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 - May 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is What Doctors Are Being Told About Opt-Out And The myHR.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

My Health Record Radio Program Alert - 9.30am Sunday 20 May, 2018 ABC Radio National.
Tim Kelsey is the featured speaker, along with some who say they will opt out. 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 - May 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 19th May, 2018
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.-----http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/apple-health-records-where-early-adopters-see-biggest-impact-so-farApple Health Records: Where early adopters see the biggest impact so farWith 39 hospitals using the health record in an iPhone and many changes predicted for the future of EHRs, here ’s a look at what first movers have found.By Bernie MonegainMay 11, 2018...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Western Australia Is Really Planning To Do Health IT On The Cheap. Hardly Credible I Believe.
This popped up last week:WA govt funnels $10m into health systemsBy Justin Hendry on May 11, 2018 12:11PM And brings forward cyber security funds.The WA government has prioritised $10 million to overhaul a number of the state ’s critical health systems in this year’s state budget.The government said that the capital funding had be reprioritised “in recognition of the current fiscal environment”.The funding will go towards “a number of ICT requirements that are critical to the operation of key clinical and corpo rate system”, it said.It will cover “a number of application and infras...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Privacy Foundation Comments On The myHR Opt-Out Period Implementation.
17 May 2018 —Media Release—Government’s “My Health Record”: No Consent Required? Opt-Out withdrawal of consent deadline is 15 October 2018 Has Canberra learned the wrong lesson from Cambridge Analytica: abusing ‘informed consent’ gives you a plausible excuse? Exploiting ignorance, inaction and misplaced trust gets you the Big Data? Our advice on My Health Record, like that of Dr Katherine Kemp, a specialist in data privacy [1], is to Opt-Out while you still can: we now know that your once-off chance to protect your medical confidentiality begins on 16 June and expires on 15 O...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Made Me Wonder Just What Was Happening With The “Bonfire Of The Faxes”?
This appeared last week:He died alone after his medical test results were faxed to wrong numberBy Melissa Cunningham10 May 2018 — 6:08pmMettaloka Halwala was alone in a hotel room near Shepparton when he was found dead from complications that arose from his chemotherapy treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Hotel staff opened the door of his room on the morning of November 17, 2015 to find the 58-year-old father of two decease d in his bed, fully clothed in jeans and a shirt, a lit torch beside him.Now, a Victorian coroner has found Mr Halwala's lonely death could have been prevented had he not been let down by a ser...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
May 17, 2018 Edition.Well the Budget has happened this week and we are all now fully in the picture.The easy summary is that combined with all the by-elections caused by the Citizenship Saga Part X is that the high and low tax parties will get to conduct a 500,000 people opinion poll quite soon. Late June is the guess. We also have to wait for the clever people to work through the really fine print and see what nasties we all missed!In summary my view is that this budget is bloody risky. One economic hiccup and we will be in a recession I reckon.Internationally things are not good with war brewing between Israel and Iran w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

They Really Seems To Be Dragging Their Feet On Getting This Going!
This appeared last week:No timeline to roll out service to end doctor shopping, court toldBy Angus Thompson10 May 2018 — 6:05pmHealth authorities have no timeline for the introduction of a real-time prescription monitoring service to stop doctor shopping in NSW, an inquest into opiate deaths has heard.NSW Chief Pharmacist, Dr Judith Mackson, told Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame that, despite government commit ments to rolling out the service, the potentially lifesaving system was still far from being realised.The Health Council of the Council of Australian Governments last month determined that a national model ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

GDPR - How Europe's Data Law Works.
This video appeared a day or so ago from the FT: Europe ’s General Data Protection Regulation is a landmark law that forces companies and consumers to focus on how we treat the most valuable assets of our digital age: data. Understanding how it works is essential for individuals and business. This is a really useful 3 minute or so video for anyone who wants to understand it. https://www.ft.com/video/599801c3-1a3c-4e96-a188-5ff035900979 I don’t think you need a subscription to watch. David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David. (Source: Australian Heal...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Think The European GDPR Is Going To Have An Impact Sooner Than We Thought.
This appeared last week:Senate backs Greens motion for privacy laws based on GDPR 11 May 2018 Written by  Sam Varghese The Australian Senate has reversed its position and backed a motion by the Greens calling for the adoption of more stringent privacy protections in line with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, acknowledging that it is world's best practice.The EU legalisation is scheduled to take effect on 25 May and companies and institutions around the world are scrambling to be compliant with its stipulations.Greens privacy spokesman Senator Jordon Steele-John said in a statement that the fact that priva...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Not Sure The myHR Evangelists Have Thought Enough About The Consequences Of The myHR For Minorities Who Are The Subject Of Discrimination And Persecution.
This long article reminded me just how real the issue is:  ‘Damaging our trust’: why My Health Record lets down sexual and gender minoritiesIt is critical that people—especially people from gender and sexual minorities and people living with HIV—are made aware of the potential risks of the My Health Record system.Joshua Badge — May 8, 2018 My Heal th Record is a well intentioned policy but its execution discourages marginalised groups from confidently accessing healthcare.It stokes fears of the forced disclosure of confidential health information—such as the results of sexual health...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 14th May, 2018.
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 CommentSecondary Use Framework for myHR Data was the big news – but the Budget and a lot else happened.Browse away!-----https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/he-died-alone-after-his-medical-test-results-were-faxed-to-wrong-number-20180510-p4zeia.htmlHe died alone after his medical test results were faxed to wrong numberBy Melissa Cun...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Opt-Out Decision Period For The MyHR Has Been Announced.
This appeared a little while ago: My Health Record opt-out period from July 16 to October 15, 2018 The window for Australians to opt out of an electronic health record has been announced by the government. By Chris Duckett | May 14, 2018 -- 07:39 GMT (17:39 AEST) | Topic: Security Australians will have from July 16 to October 1 5, 2018, to opt out of having an electronic health record. Those choosing not to have a My Health Record can opt out at the My Health Record website or by calling 1800 723 471. So far, 5.7 million people are in the system. "The protection of patient information is critical, and the My ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Commonwealth ’s Framework To Guide The Secondary Use of MyHR Patient Data – Any Good?
This was announced – as one would expect on Friday (of Budget Week) by Minister Hunt.Framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system dataThe Framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data (the Framework) has been developed.Page last updated: 11 May 2018The Framework outlines key principles that will be used to establish the governance mechanisms and implement transparent processes that are needed to guide decisions about releasing data to suitable applicants for secondary use purposes.On the 11th May 2018 the Minister, The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health announced the releas...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 422 – Results – 13th May, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll. To the question below the responses were:Has The ADHA Lost It?Yes 94% (157) No 4% (7) I Have No Idea 2% (3) Total votes: 167 A huge vote of no confidence I would suggest on a very large number of votes. Also, I have to say the comments regarding the ADHA never having it to loose did bring a small smile to my face. It really is the comments that make this so much fun! Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, really great turnout of votes! It must have been a really easy question as just 3/167 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many than...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The ADHA Board Has Now Officially Moved Into Its Sixth Month Of Radio Silence!
The arrogance is just breathtaking! That they treat their major stakeholder (the public) like this shows how worried we should all be about their opt-out and secondary use plans. They are managing to well and truly confirm the result of this week's poll! Pretty pathetic! 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 - May 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 12th May, 2018
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/2018/05/dimec-chose-pharmacy-prescription-collection/Dimec allows patients to choose pick-up point for prescriptionsA pharmacy app has announced it is the first service in the UK to allow patients to choose any high street pharmacy to collect their prescription.Hanna Crouch – 3 May 2018Dimec works by linking a patient’s p...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The ADHA Has Now Officially Moved Into Its Sixth Month Of Radio Silence!
The arrogance is just breathtaking! That they treat their major stakeholder (the public) like this shows how worried we should all be about their opt-out and secondary use plans. Pretty pathetic! 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 - May 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Luddites At The Pharmacy Guild Are Really Obstructionist Pains In The Bum!
This popped up a few days ago:Dimec allows patients to choose pick-up point for prescriptionsA pharmacy app has announced it is the first service in the UK to allow patients to choose any high street pharmacy to collect their prescription.Hanna Crouch – 3 May 2018Dimec works by linking a patient’s phone directly to their NHS GP and pharmacy and then letting them pick where to collect medicines from at the touch of a button.Prior to this, patients were required to contact their GP or Pharmacist to request to alter their pharmacy.The update to the app means patients can now view and select high street pharmacies ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems EMR Systems Are Getting Really Expensive – I Wonder Why So Much?
This appeared last week:Vic government to spend $124 million on digital patient recordsEMR system to cover four health servicesRohan Pearce (Computerworld) 01 May, 2018 12:32 Victoria ’s 2018-19 budget will earmark $124 million for the rollout of electronic medical records at three health services, the state government revealed today.The Victorian government said that the EMR rollout at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health and Royal Women’s Hospital will see th e records linked to the currently operating EMR system at the Royal Children’s Hospital. The rollout will reduce avoidable errors a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
May 10, 2018 Edition.Well the Budget has happened this week and we are all now fully in the picture.There is a summary here and I will provide commentary next week. https://theconversation.com/infographic-budget-2018-at-a-glance-95649Good to see we are now in France ’s good books but less so with the Chinese!On the global front the weather seems to becoming increasingly Stormy for Trump as he battles trade with the Chinese and nukes with the North Koreans!Brexit also seems to be becoming more of a problem….and may be Russia is deciding becoming a global sup erpower is now rather out of reach now. Good idea!--...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Does Anyone Know What This Is About? It Seems Pretty Obscure To Me.
This appears at Page 36 of the Health Department Budget Papers. Improving Access to Medicines - e-prescribing for safer medicines Department of Health Administered expenses 4.3 4,018 13,720 2,844 400 - Department of Human Services Departmental expenses - 1,669 2,555 591 594 Departmental capital - - 1,793 - - Total 4,018 15,389 7,192 991 594 This is the only mention of e-prescribing in the 400+ pages! (2 mentions of electronic prescribing)This seems to be a description (Item 3):6 things the Budget means for pharmacists New fees to open a pharmacy or transfer ownershipHeather Saxena9th May 2018Pharmacists wa...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Think The Public View On What We Should Do With Our Data Is Shifting Fast And I Believe The Government Is Not On Top Of It.
This appeared last week:Tom Burton: Canberra creates a brave new data worldBy Tom Burton • 03/05/2018 It is hard to overstate the importance of the federal government’s decision to create a consumer right over the data created about them.Spurred by various inquiries calling for measures to enable consumers to more easily shop around for their financial and utility providers, federal cabinet has created a right designed to give citizens control over the data that is collected about them. The right will enable consumers to send their usage data to a competitor, to get a better deal based on their actual spending, ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 7th May, 2018.
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 CommentA huge week – read on!-----https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/640655/vic-government-spend-124-million-digital-patient-records/Vic government to spend $124 million on digital patient recordsEMR system to cover four health servicesRohan Pearce (Computerworld) 01 May, 2018 12:32 Victoria’s 2018-19 budget will earmark $12...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Signs Of Incompetence and Chaos Just Keep Piling Up Around The ADHA, But They Have Really Excelled Themselves This Week!
The bad week began early in the week when all sorts of comments appeared on the blog making it clear that announcements on the Secondary Use of myHR data and the opt-out process were coming soon.The stage was being set for opt-out to start with events such as an address to the National Press Club on May 24 and so on.Tim KelseyChief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency'Your Health in Your Hands – the Digital Evolution of Health and Care in Australia'Thursday, 24 May 2018Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pmCanberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600Here is the link:https...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 421 – Results – 6th May, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Is It Possible To Create A Digital Health System That Is Optimally Useful And Functional For Both Clinicians And Patients?Yes 42% (63) No - Each Group Has Different Requirements 56% (85) I Have No Idea 2% (3) Total votes: 151 Looks like a little over half agree that you can’t serve two masters optimally. It was interesting that the poll result changed slowly over the week with the ‘no’ vote rising steadily over the week. Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, really great turnout of votes! It must have been a really easy question as just 3/155 read...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Question We Must All Now Ask Is "Has The ADHA Board Died"?
Captured today! "Australian Digital Health Agency BoardDownload the latest Board Meeting - 6 December 2017 - Board Papers" Captured 5 May 2018 - 14:34 Seems that they are so busy they have no time to tell their customers what they are doing. They are behaving in the same arrogant way as the Big Banks and AMP as far as I can tell! We all know how that is turning out! It's been five months now - are they trying for si x do you reckon? 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 - May 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 5th May, 2018
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/2018/04/how-to-accelerate-the-adoption-of-digital-health-technologyHow to Accelerate the Adoption of Digital Health TechnologyOmid B. TolouiZubin J. EapenSachin H. JainApril 26, 2018 In 1997, health information technology and digitial health pioneer Warner Slack wrote his bold and prophetic book, Cybermedicine: How Computing Empowers Doctors and...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

ADHA Can ’t Even Say What They Mean As Far As myHR Availability Is Concerned?
This article originally appeared on Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM). By the end of this year, every Australian will have a My Health Record unless they decide they do not want one – and all healthcare providers need to be prepared, wherever they are.Already 5.5 million Australians – more than 20% of the population – have a My Health Record. Almost 1,000 public and private hospitals around Australia have connected to the My Health Record system via their electronic medical record systems. Across Australia, 72% of public hospitals are connected to My Health Record – covering appro...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Think Many Readers Of This Blog Should Consider Taking Part In This Initiative.
This appeared last week.Have your say on the Health Information Workforce CensusYour participation will assist in Australia ’s digital health workforce planning. Be part of the first Australian Health Information Workforce Census 24 April 2018 Are you part of Australia’s health information workforce? Do you work in, or are actively seeking work in, a role related to developing or managing health information? Hint: If you’re reading #Share, you almost certainly are! If so, you should consider participating in the Health Information Workforce Census, which is being conducted by the University of Tasmani...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
May 03, 2018 Edition.This block of sittings for the Financial Services Royal Commission is now over – there will be at least 3 or 4 to come I believe – and there a bodies strewn everywhere. Reputations are shattered and the public is just furious. Major change is surely in the air! Elsewhere we are lining up for the May Budget in a week or two and so far the leaks have been rare – we seems t o be having much more in the way of announcements.There is also, of course, questions re how long the AMP Board can last. The Chairman went on the weekend!The next block of sittings is May 21 – on small and medi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs