Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 19th January, 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/2019/01/nhs-technology-milestones-long-term-plan/Digitally enabled care to go ‘mainstream’ in the next decade, Long Term Plan promisesNHS England has pledged that digitally-enabled care will go ‘mainstream’ across the NHS over the next decade, and set eight milestones on the way to that goal.Hanna Crouch, 7 Ja...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Has To Be At Least Some Small Progress With Real Time Prescription Monitoring!
This appeared last week:SafeScript issues alerts for 3300 patients in two months Victoria prepares to roll out the real-time script-tracking software statewide in AprilAntony Scholefield7th January 2019Warnings about almost 3300 patients were sent to doctors and pharmacists during the first two-month trial of Victoria ’s real-time script-tracking software, the state government says.The software, called SafeScript, was rolled out in more than 400 GP clinics and pharmacies in October to combat prescription drug misuse.When users prescribe or dispense a monitored medicine, including all schedule 8 drugs and some s chedu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General Among Other Things.
January 17, 2019 Edition.-----There is only one issue in the US this week and that is the shutdown which is just dragging on and on and is already the longest ever.  Just how it is going to be resolved is not clear as both sides appear to be entrenched in the positions regarding the wall!Big week in the UK. What happened with the vote was 400 to 200 or so - a huge defeat. We have no idea what happens from here, especially now that the Government has retained confidence. What next, who knows.....In Australia the summer stupor rolls on and not much seems to be happening. I wonder what comes after the cane-toad bounty pr...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The UK Seems To Be Moving In A Different Direction With Shared Records And Digital Health. Very Interesting I Believe.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 26.
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: This week has just covered all the privacy compromising announcements in a week – along wit h the myHR. It never seems to ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 14th January, 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 CommentAgain we are still in the ‘silly season’ but there is a little news around.Note we are getting close to the end of the Opt-Out Period so warn all those who may want to be free of this soon!-----https://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/safescript-issues-alerts-3300-patients-two-monthsSafeScript issues alerts for 3300 pati en...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Have Your Say On The Australian National Audit Office Review Of The #myHealthRecord.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Digital Health Agency's implementation of the My Health Record system.Audit criteriaThe ANAO proposes to examine whether the:implementation of the My Health Record system promotes achievement of its purposes;My Health Record system risks are appropriately assessed, managed and monitored; andmonitoring and evaluation arrangements for the My Health Record system are effective.Contribute to this auditThe ANAO welcomes members of the public contributing information for consideration when conducting performance audits. Performance audits involv...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 457 – Results – 13th January, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Which Of The Following Do You Think Is The Most Likely Fate Of The #myHealthRecord And The ADHA CEO By The End Of 2019?MyHealthRecord Opt-Out Continues And Tim Kelsey Remains ADHA CEO 8% (9) MyHealthRecord Opt-Out Continues But Tim Kelsey Removed As ADHA CEO 8% (10) MyHealthRecord Moves To Opt-In And Tim Kelsey Removed As ADHA CEO 52% (62) MyHealthRecord Is Shuttered And Tim Kelsey Removed As ADHA CEO 29% (34) Another Outcome That Is None Of The Above - Leave Comment 2% (2) I Have No Idea 2% (2) Total votes: 119 What an amazing poll. A touch over 50% see opt-in restored. Another 30i...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Yet More Evidence That The #myHealthRecord Is Not Much Use For Its Most Ballyhooed Use Case -Emergency Care
This press release appeared on Friday.http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/1/11/a-new-device-for-queenslanders-in-a-medical-emergencyMinister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services The Honourable Steven Miles Friday, January 11, 2019A new device for Queenslanders in a medical emergencyA new device will give paramedics greater access to a patient ’s vital medical information in an emergency.Minister for Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the SafeMate program, launched today by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), SafeMate and Medibank, is a new digital system housing a patient’s medical and pers...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 12th January, 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.statnews.com/2019/01/03/google-entering-practice-medicine/Google is quietly infiltrating medicine — but what rules will it play by?By Michael L. Millenson January 3, 2019With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the del...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Digital Divide Strikes Again And The ADHA Continues To Be In Pathetic Denial.
This popped up last week:Greg Hunt warns pharmacists and doctors on medicine informationBy Dana McCauley1 January 2019 — 5:15pmFederal Health Minister Greg Hunt will write to pharmacists and doctors to remind them of their responsibilities, after consumer advocates raised concerns that patients were not being given vital information about medicine interactions and side effects.The Consumers Health Forum of Austral ia called on Mr Hunt to step in after receiving complaints that patients were not always being given consumer medicine information documents (CMIs), which pharmaceutical companies are required by law to mak...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General Among Other Things.
January 10, 2019 Edition.-----Is has been a pretty messy week for Trump with the Democrats taking over in the House. He wants a wall, they do not and so the Government is shut down still!The Brexit vote in Parliament happens soon now and the outcome is not at all clear!In Australia the care-taker LNP Government continues to pretend it is in power and makes all sorts of decisions and remarks most just choose to ignore.Ugly racist riots in Victoria are both bad and sad. That they are happening at all is a genuine worry I believe.----- Major Issues.https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/financial-downturn-signals-flas...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Really Thought This Was A Fun If Rather Obvious Point To Make! The #myHealthRecord Needs The Same!
This appeared last week:How 'cranky comments' can help spot CDS alert errorsPartners HealthCare researchers show how they mine override comments to detect areas where clinical decision support systems could be improved.By Mike MiliardDecember 31, 2018 01:47 PMIt's an all too common occurrence for clinical decision support alerts to misfire or otherwise malfunction. And that's a common frustration for clinicians. New research in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association shows how data scientists at Partners HealthCare are making use of provider feedback to spotlight and fix CDS errors.WHY IT MATTERS Rule-...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Impact All Those Devices Are Having On Healthcare. A Bit Of A Survey Of Ideas!
This appeared last week.How devices are letting people take control of their own healthcareBy Celina Ribeiro27 Dec 2018 — 11:00 PMIt's 6am in the yoga room when my Apple Watch beeps three times. It's not helping the mediative mood but I have to look. I've been wearing the watch for two weeks and I'm tracking everything I can about my body. Right now my heart rate is 68 beats per minute. The readout tells me I've st ood for a minute each hour for 10 consecutive hours. Through the My Fitness Pal app, I've logged exactly what I've eaten today and learned a glass of Bonsoy is nearly as calorific as a banana. Where my doc...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

ZDNet Does A Much Better Than Average Job Of Explaining The #myHealthRecord Data Breaches.
This appeared last week:My Health Record had 42 data breaches in 2017-18 but no 'malicious' attacks: ADHAHighest category of breaches was due to attempted Medicare fraud, the Australian Digital Health Agency has said in its 2017-18 annual report.By Chris Duckett | December 31, 2018 -- 02:49 GMT (13:49 AEDT) | Topic: Security Australia's troubled My Health Record recorded 42 data breaches between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has said in its 2017-18 annual report [PDF]. Three of the breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and involv...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 25.
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: This week has just covered all the privacy compromising announcements in a week – along wit h the myHR. It never seems to ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 7th January, 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 quiet week as we all adjusted to more holidays or a quick return to work ….nevertheless the #myHealthRecord continued to make news for all the wrong reasons.Things will soon start to heat up as we approach the opt-out deadline – which is not a deadline any more as you can have your data deleted at any time &nd...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Another Reason (Or Two) Why The #myHealthRecord Is A Solution Looking For A Problem.
This appeared a day or so ago:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-disparities-patient-portals/most-u-s-patients-not-using-online-medical-portals-idUSKCN1OX1HOJanuary 4, 2019 / 4:38 AM / a day agoMost U.S. patients not using online medical portalsCarolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don ’t use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests. In a nationally representative survey, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of insured participants had not used an online medical portal in the past year. Dispari...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 456 – Results – 6th January, 2019.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Trust The Government To Use Personal Health Information They Hold On You (MBS, PBS Data etc.) Responsibly, Respectfully, Ethically And Securely?Yes 9% (10) No 91% (101) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 111 What an amazing poll. A very large majority do not trust the government to do the right thing with their private health information. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes for the time of t he year! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 0/111 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, m...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 05th January, 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.healthcareitnews.com/news/patient-experience-where-your-hospital-needs-be-five-years-nowPatient experience: Where your hospital needs to be five years from nowHere ’s a look at what experts are saying hospital business decision makers should be doing today to prepare for the future. By Bill SiwickiDecember 28, 2018 09:16 AMHealthcare C-suites ar...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Surely This Is Much Too Obvious To Be News In Late 2018 - Seems Not!
This appeared last week:Doctors are asking Silicon Valley engineers to spend more time in the hospital before building appsPublished Fri, Dec 28 2018 • 9:38 AM EST | Updated Fri, Dec 28 2018 • 12:43 PM ESTChristina Farr @chrissyfarr Key PointsRichard Zane, an emergency room physician, developed a program so that engineers can understand the clinician’s workflow before they build their productsRxRevu is one sta rt-up that shadows Zane on the job.In the Bay Area, it’s become common for doctors to invite technologists from Google and elsewhere to follow them on the job.As an emergency room...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Should Podiatrists Be Provided With Full Access To A Patient's #myHealthRecord?
This popped up last week:WEBINAR - My Health Record: Revolutionising The Way We Consult How often have you wasted time chasing clinical information about your patients or spending precious minutes in consult paper pushing? The My Health Record is here to ease your load and free up your time to focus on doing what you do best – providing exceptional patient care and delivering positive patient outcomes.This webinar will provide you with all the information you need to gain the maximum benefit out of My Health Record to enhance shared clinical and patient centred care and integrate the My Health Record system into your...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 3, 2019 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.
January 03, 2019 Edition.-----It is hard to know where to start. Increasingly you have to wonder if the Trump has ‘slipped his moorings’  with market turmoil, shutdowns, withdrawals and complaining of being ‘all alone in the Whitehouse’. It is just not getting better!Brexit is ISQ this week.In OZ we have the failed PM (Dutton) having a go at one real on who lasted a few years (Turnbull). Means it is a pretty slow news period! Barnaby is attacking Labor in the right-wing press and everyone else seem s to be on holidays!----- Major Issues.https://ymw.morningstar.com.au/#/document/172776Credit glu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Health IT Is In The Front Line To Try And Stem The Opioid Crisis in The US – Relevant Here Too!
This appeared last week:Providers turning to health IT to combat the opioid crisis By Marla Durben HirschPublished December 26 2018, 7:49am ESTProviders have begun to harness technology to improve their management of opioids and avoid misuse. It ’s not a moment too soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent reports, released in November, confirm that the opioid crisis is worsening. The number of drug overdose deaths in the United states in 2017 was 9.6 percent higher than in 2016. The rate of drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 24.
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: This week has just covered all the privacy compromising announcements in a week – along wit h the myHR. It never seems to ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Annual Report Alert: The ADHA Has Published Its 2017-2018 Annual Report
Here is a link from which to download the .pdf. https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/about-the-agency/publications/reports/annual-report/Annual_Report_Australian_Digital_Health_Agency_2017-2018_Online.pdf You can play the "seek out all the spin" game and you will score pretty highly. There is a fair bit to be found! 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 - December 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 31st December, 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 really quiet week leading up to 2019. However, a few sleeper issues seem to have emerged. Read on …. Happy New Year To All. For the record the Blog started in 2006 - A while ago now! -----http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Data-Integration-Partnership-AustraliaData Integration Partnership Australia ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Reckon This Is Just A Taster For What The Department Of Health Plans With The #myHealthRecord Data In Time.
This popped up as the silly season got properly underway, and I almost missed it!Data Integration Partnership Australia (DIPA)Page last updated: 19 December 2018AccessibilityThe documents on this page may not be accessible. If you need help please contact us using the enquiries form.OverviewData held by Health is a valuable national asset. The use, re-use and sharing of Health data can help us explore the health journeys of Australian citizens. This helps researchers and policy makers to provide better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations. New insights regarding important and complex p...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 455 – Results – 30th December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Have The Large Number Of Health Information Data Leaks And Trust Abusive Actions By The Likes Of Facebook and Google Recently Meant That Centralised Projects Like #myHealthRecord Are No Longer Seen Positively By The Public In General?Yes 99% (79) No 1% (1) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 80 What an amazing poll. Just a single respondent thinks that programs like the myHR are seen positively in the way they may have been a few years ago. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes for t he time of the year! It must have been a very, v...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 29th December, 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/2018/12/nice-standards-nhs-technology-uptake/NICE publishes standards to help improve NHS technology uptakeHanna Crouch 13 December, 2018Requirements for developing digital health technologies for the NHS have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).The public body has created a set of standards...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

For All The Negative Commentary The US Is Making Real Progress With Health Information Exchange And Sharing.
This appeared last week:70% of Hospitals Participated in Nationwide HIE Networks in 2017A new ONC data brief offers insight into the state of HIE adoption, health data exchange, and interoperability among acute care hospitals. By Kate MonicaDecember 20, 2018 - About 70 percent of acute care hospitals participated in at least one health information exchange (HIE) network with nationwide scope in 2017, according to a new ONC data brief evaluating methods used to enable interoperability among non-federal acute care hospitals.ONC used data from a nationally representative 2017 American Hospital Association (AHA) IT Supple...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 28, 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.
December 27, 2018 Edition.-----The lunacy of the Trump Administration has exploded. He has fired Gen. Mattis, threatened to fire Jay Powell, Chair of the Fed Reserve and is pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan against most advice. Add to this we have had share-market plunge and then recovery and he Trump even went to see the troops in Iraq!Brexit is on hold again till early Jan.In Australia it really seems to be going to hell in a handbasket with the Morrison Government having wandered off the reservation and the Opposition hoping not to fluff their chances of winning. I might be speaking out of turn but I think the...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Stop Me If You Have Already Heard This One Before!
This popped up last week – again:Media release - Secure messaging to replace outdated fax machines20 December 2018: The future of secure messaging and interoperability across the Australian health sector was discussed at a recent workshop held by the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) in Sydney, attended by more than 50 state and federal government officials, industry stakeholders and international experts.One of the ADHA’s key priorities is to help healthcare providers across Australia communicate quickly, easily and securely, and to reduce the sector’s current reliance on outdated technologies like...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 23.
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)----- https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-machine-learning-in-the-cloud-will-strip-us-naked-and-destroy-ou r-privacy/Sensored to death: How m...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 24th December, 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 CommentHappy Christmas to everyone for tomorrow. It has been a big year!-----http://medicalrepublic.com.au/love-medical-software-industry/1847521 December 2018Why we should love our medical software industryKnowCents Technology Posted by Jeremy Knibbs This week, the medical software industry of Australia put a very large and potentially game-...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Now This Is A Really Disturbing Article That Potentially Undermines Many Of The Benefit Claims Of EHRs.
This appeared last week.Survey: One-third of clinicians say e-prescribing systems give incorrect warnings By Greg SlabodkinPublished December 18 2018, 7:24am ESTElectronic prescribing systems send physicians automated warnings when a potential problem with a prescription is detected. Yet, the accuracy of these decision support algorithms is being questioned.A new survey of members of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology finds that one-third of those surveyed believe their e-prescribing system has provided erroneous warning information —with one-third of this group indicating that the alerts were inaccu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 454 – Results – 23rd December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.How Do You Believe The Auditor-General Will Rate The Overall Conduct Of The ADHA In Delivering The #myHealthRecord Program?Fabulous 0% (0) Pretty Good 0% (0) Neutral 0% (0) Could Do Better 21% (20) Woeful 78% (74) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 95 What an amazing poll. Not a single respondent thinks that the ADHA will get a passing grade and a big majority thinks the review will be pretty negative. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes for the time of the year! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 1/95 reade...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 22nd December, 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.healthcareitnews.com/news/blockchain-use-case-electronic-health-recordsBlockchain use case: Electronic health recordsCould distributed ledger technology offer the promise of real-time EHR updates, seamless interoperability and protection from from ransomware?By Mike MiliardDecember 14, 2018 02:01 PMBlockchain "is not meant to wipe out existing le...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 23.
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)-----https://www.smh.com.au/business/small-business/australia-s-100-million-scam-problem-the-threat-has- become-personal-20181220-p50nfd.ht...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Discussion On The Legal Challenges Surrounding the #myHealthRecord Needs Wider Dissemination.
This appeared last week:10 December 2018My Health Record: legal challengesBianca Phillips David VaileIssue 48 / 10 December 2018 THIS article is the second in a series on “the making of the digital health revolution”. It outlines some of the legal challenges under the Australian Government’s My Health Record scheme – the privacy of patients and clinicians, the ownership of records, and approaches to law making in fields of emerging technology.Privacy of the p atientWhile there are issues that affect all who have a My Health Record, certain patients are particularly vulnerable to privacy breaches un...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Has To Be The Most Rabidly Annoyed Article Regarding The #myHealthRecord So Far.
This popped up on my radar last week:My Health Record could mean a death sentence! by George_Helon 14th Dec 2018 7:38 AM Living with multiple, complex and chronic health conditions I have been in-and-out of hospitals (general and emergency admissions) throughout my life and attended at numerous specialist appointments both here in Australia and overseas. Now for people like myself, My Health Record sounds fantastic. But as they say, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is! The government promulgates that "My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. "When you have a My Health ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 20, 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.
December 20, 2018 Edition.It has been a busy week n Trump land with the Chief of Staff and the Interior Secretary leaving, and the Special Counsel apparently very close to his final report. Or and Trump ’s fixer has dumped on him big time accusing him of criminality ++++. Trump is presently exploding with anger with the US Federal Reserve having raised interest rates against his wishes.Brexit seems to be going to a second referendum if I read the tea leaves correctly. He vote in Parliament is now happening mid-January!In OZ we have a New GG (David Hurley – ex NSW Governor) and the ALP Conference to catch up on....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Really It Seems no One At The ADHA Or The Department Of Health Can Organise Even The Simplest Register Amidst All Sorts Of Failures. What A Dog ’s Breakfast!
This appeared last week:Failure to transfer GP data blamed for vax record holes Researchers say the national register data is not up-to-date for 14% of childrenJocelyn Wright13th December 2018More than one in 10 children are incorrectly identified as overdue for a vaccine when in fact they ’re up-to-date, according to a national audit. And in many cases, problems with transferring vaccination records from GP software to the Australian Immunisation Register appear to be behind the errors — which can have far-reaching consequences for children and parents.Researchers from the National Centre for Immunis...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 22.
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)-----https://www.finder.com.au/opt-out-my-health-record-top-google-searchHow to opt-out of My Health Rec ord top Google search for Australi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 17th December, 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 the Silly Season has arrived and it is time to have a break. Barring exciting news this will be the last full week with the last regular post on the 22nd December.Enjoy!-----https://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/dump-apps-automated-instruments-no-good-melanomaDump the apps: automated instruments 'no good for melanoma' Doctors w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Going To Make Four Courageous Predictions And One Assumption Regarding 2019 And The #myHealthRecord. It My Belief They Will Be Bankable Very Soon.
The assumption is that Labor forms the next Federal Government. With the polls looking the way they are I reckon I am on pretty safe ground.See here:Coalition trails Labor 45-55 in NewspollBy Aaron Patrick Updated 10 Dec 2018 — 9:11 AM, first published at 8:06 AMThe federal Coalition trails the Labor Opposition 45 to 55 per cent in the latest Newspoll, a big and consistent gap that suggests the removal of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cost the government half a million votes.Before the week that toppled Australia's t wenty-ninth prime minister, the Coalition's support on a two-party preferred basis was 49 per ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 453 – Results – 16th December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Should The ADHA Be Publicly Releasing The Full Usage And Access Statistics For The myHR As The Board Papers Clearly Show They Have Them?Yes 98% (115) No 1% (1) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 117 What an amazing poll. Most clearly believe the ADHA is wrongly much to secretive. The Chair was obviously the vote for more secrecy or was it Tim K? We will never know. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great t urnout of votes! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 1/117 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many,...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 15th December, 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/2018/12/its-not-just-about-instant-messaging-we-need-an-integrated-secure-approach-to-clinical-communication/It ’s not just about instant messaging  – we need an integrated approach to clinical communicationDHI Admin – December 4, 2018There is little doubt that instant messaging is being used by clinicians...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

You Really Have To Wonder Why These Loopholes Were Not Closed Earlier. Health Information Seems To Be Going Around All Over!
This appeared last week:7 December 2018DHS allows police access to private health dataGovernment Medicolegal Posted by Felicity Nelson While public outrage over access to My Health Record (MHR) data has forced a legislative change in favour of greater privacy, the police have been quietly dipping into another honeypot of health data: PBS and MBS records.An investigation by The Medical Republic has revealed state, territory and federal police forces have sent around 2,600 requests a year for this sensitive health data to the Department of Human Services over the past two years. The department can legally disclose private he...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 14, 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.
December 13, 2018 Edition.Trump is at is again firing his Chief of Staff, which by my count, leaves only one adult in the room (Jim Mattis). This week we will see how the extradition from Canada of a ‘Chinese Princess’ will go – China is, of course, furious and so have grabbed a Canadian citizen. At least she is now out on bail. In parallel the trade issues with China seem to be a bit better in the last few days.Brexit looked like it would come to a head this week, but May survived and the mess seems worse - . Angela Merkel also has a successor.In OZ we have the pollies on holidays until Feb 12, 2019 afte...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs