AusHealthIT Poll Number 452 – Results – 9th December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe Most Would Believe And Expect That #myHealthRecord Shared Health Summaries Would Be Directly Created and Uploaded By A Medical Practitioner?Yes 98% (118) No 2% (2) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 120 What an amazing poll. Most clearly believe the Shared Health Summary is a medical document! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 0/1 20 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to all those that voted! David. This is the...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Are All Being Played For Being Total Idiots By The ADHA Board And It Is Really Time It Stopped!
I think we can now safely conclude the ADHA Boards are a collection of dishonest and non-transparent agents of Government concealment. – and yes I am being polite!This popped up from the Board Minutes the other day: BoardAgenda Item 17My Health Record performance statisticsMeeting: 22-23 August 2018  OFFICIAL: SensitiveRECOMMENDATIONThat the Board note the current participation and use of the My Health Record by consumers and healthcare providers and the status of the Healthcare Identifiers Service, the National Authentication Service for Health and the National Clinical Terminology Service (provided at At...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 8th 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/it-investment-china%E2%80%99s-hospital-system-estimated-reach-657-billion-yuan-2022IT investment in China ’s hospital system estimated to reach 65.7 billion yuan in 2022Beijing-based research consultancy Analysys’s report also notes that China’s medical system will shift its focus from basic digitalisation t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems That Germany Is Moving Ahead On Digital Health In Interesting Ways.
Last week I read this in the Wall St Journal ’s 10 Point Briefing:Today’s Question and AnswerIn response to our question about big tech getting involved in health care:Robert Bauer of California said: “No one else is doing it, so why not big tech? The only issues that I see are some proper controls on privacy and mining the data for more nefarious purposes. But some HIPPA legislation should be able to address that. When I was on a foreign assignment in Germany, at doctor visits all I had to do was give them my health-insurance card and they could access my complete records from a central database and see ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 7, 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 06, 2018 Edition.As I type Trump is meeting with President Xi. Early reports say it went pretty well. Time will tell. George HW Bush's death has quietened things down a little!Best outcome of the G20 meeting so far has been Trump asking Morrison “What happened to Malcolm?”In the UK Theresa May is wandering around the UK trying to sell a pretty rubbish Brexit deal. A vote in Parliament is due in the next week or two and looks certain to fail.In Australia the Morrison Government is a  slow motion train crash with the pain just building. All sorts of Parliamentary nonsense these last few days. Queens...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Wonder How Accurate All That Data In The #myHealthRecord Is And Will Be in Future?
This appeared a few days ago.Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous ErrorsBy Judith Graham November 21, 2018 When Liz Tidyman ’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string.Two days after their arrival, Tidyman’s father fell, which hadn’t happened before, and we nt to a hospital for an evaluation.In the waiting room, Tidyman opened the folder. “Very soon I saw that there were pages and pages of notes that referred to a different person with t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

If We Could Achieve This It Would Be A Real Step Forward! Evidence Based Policy Is Not A Strength Of The ADHA.
This appeared a few days ago:Whatever happened to ‘evidence based policy making’?Alf Rattigan Lecture 201826 Nov 2018Gary BanksAustralia and New Zealand School of GovernmentDescriptionFew within government would deny that evidence-based policy-making is important to achieving good outcomes. Australia ’s history provides ample support for that. But it is also apparent that practice over the past decade has fallen short of the ideals espoused. In this, the third Alf Rattigan Lecture, Professor Gary Banks will consider why that has been so and what might be done, at the political and bure...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 5, 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 20.
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.digitalhealth.gov.au/news-and-events/news/opt-in-or-opt-outMedia release - Opt in or op t out of My Health Record at any t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 3rd 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 Comment-----An eclectic mix of articles with lots on AI and all sorts of other interesting material – enjoy the browse. Oh, and a big bit of news on the #myHealthRecord!-----https://www.zdnet.com/article/my-health-record-opt-out-officially-extended-to-january-31/My Health Record opt-out officially extended to January 31The House of Repr...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 451 – Results – 2nd December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Is The #myHealthRecord A 'Digital Dinosaur' As Described By Prof. John Halamka Of Harvard?Yes 99% (171) No 1% (1) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 172 What an amazing poll. Digital Dinosaur it forever is on that basis! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 0/172 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 more by clicking on the title of the article. David...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Is This The Quality Of Medical Input and Curation We Want From Our #myHealthRecord If We Have To Have One?
This appeared on November 28, 2018.Joint media release with Australian College of Nursing - Nurse champions for My Health RecordThe Australian Digital Health Agency, in collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), has appointed six Nurse Champions to drive engagement with the My Health Record nationally. “Our Nurse Champions will work with the Agency, ACN and the broader nursing profession to educate and enable nurses to use the My Health Record in their everyday practice,” said Australian College of Nursing CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN.“The six Nurse Champions represent the nursin...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 1st December, 2018.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Think This Is Pretty Big News And Is A Pointer To Things To Come.
This appeared last week:Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records Under plans being discussed, Apple would create software allowing veterans to transfer health records to iPhones By Ben Kesling and Tripp Mickle Updated Nov. 21, 2018 3:28 p.m. ET Apple Inc. AAPL -0.05% is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans, a partnership that would simplify patients ’ hospital visits and allow the technology giant to tap millions of new customers, according to people familiar with the effort and emails reviewed by The Wall...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 30, 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.
November 29, 2018 Edition.By the time you read this we will have had lots more news on the US / China Trade Wars and where exactly Brexit is heading. The G20 meeting on the weekend will be very interesting indeed!Additionally in OZ we will know the results of the Victorian State Election which may have all sorts of fall out – depending how it turns out.The result was an astonishing large scale win for Labor. It is now on for one and all in the lead up to the Federal Election next year.You have to assume Labor will win in a landslide….and with Julia Banks jumping ship earlier this week the implosion of the Gove...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This May Well Be A Pretty Major Development That Needs More Explanation And Understanding!
This appeared yesterday in the US.Amazon Starts Selling Software to Mine Patient Health Records The move is the latest by a technology company to tap the health-care marketBy Melanie Evans and Laura Stevens Nov. 27, 2018 3:55 p.m. ET Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 0.01% is starting to sell software to mine patient medical records for information that doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs, the latest move by a big technology company into the health-care industry.The software can read digitized patient records and other clinical notes, analyze them and pluck out key data points, Amazon says. The company an...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Big Data Has Been Getting A Run In The Last Few Weeks But I Sense A Large Dollop Of Skepticism.
This appeared last week:Benefits from big data at risk from untrustworthy, bungling politiciansBy Ross Gittins18 November 2018 — 2:00pmThe digital revolution holds the potential to use mere “data” to improve the budget and the economy, and hence our businesses and our lives. But you have to wonder whether our politicians are up to the challenge.In a speech last week, the Australian Statistician, boss of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, said the new statistical frontier is “data integration” – you take two or more separate sets of statistics and put them together in way...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Isn ’t The ADHA Attempting To Corrupt A Key Value Of The #myHealthRecord By Incentivising Nurse Curated Shared Health Summary Upload?
This web page was brought to my attention yesterday.Shared Health Summary Upload Incentive Program for General Practice Use My Health Record and WIN!Following on from the trial of My Health Record in our region in 2016, by the end of 2018 every person in Australia will have a My Health Record unless they choose not to.In preparation for the expansion of My Health Record, we are encouraging Registered Nurses to upload a patient's Shared Health Summary (SHS) to My Health Record after a GP consultation, particularly for those people with multiple medications and chronic diseases. A Shared Health Summary is crit...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 27, 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 19.
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://pharmaphorum.com/views-and-analysis/digital-health-round-up-australias-health-records-night mare-continues-and-more/Digital he...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Isn ’t The ADHA Attempting To Corrupt The Key Possible Value Of Medical Curation The #myHealthRecord With This?
This web page was brought to my attention yesterday.Shared Health Summary Upload Incentive Program for General Practice Use My Health Record and WIN!Following on from the trial of My Health Record in our region in 2016, by the end of 2018 every person in Australia will have a My Health Record unless they choose not to.In preparation for the expansion of My Health Record, we are encouraging Registered Nurses to upload a patient's Shared Health Summary (SHS) to My Health Record after a GP consultation, particularly for those people with multiple medications and chronic diseases. A Shared Health Summary is crit...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The House Of Reps Has Approved The Updated #myHealthRecord Legislation.
See here: My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 Type Government Originating house House of Representatives Status Passed Both Houses Portfolio Health Summary Amends the My Health Records Act 2012 to: remove the ability of the My Health Record System Operator to disclose health information in My Health Records to law enforcement and government agencies without an order by a judicial officer or the healthcare recipient ’s consent; and require the system operator to permanently delete from the National Repositories Service any health information about a healthc...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 26th November, 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 Comment-----A quiet week on the non #myHealthRecord front. Just the odd stuff up and data breach to report and a few small policy shifts.Parliament is back today so it will be interesting to see where the #myHealthRecord legislation goes.-----https://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/teens-get-more-my-health-record-privacy-after-another-govern...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The War has Been Won. The Important Thing Now Is To Win The Peace! It Won ’t Be Easy!
On Friday, after the Wild Health Summit, I published a blog pointing out just how much the ground around the myHR and the ADHA had shifted, based on reporting around the summit.This can be read here:https://aushealthit.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-adha-is-on-warpath-again-against.htmlIn summary what seemed be the consensus at was that the present plans and future direction of the current manifestation of the myHR had essentially become untenable and that the time had come for some reality to be injected into the situation.The essential problem, right now, is that the ADHA is, deliberately or not, being an horrific drag on Digi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 450 – Results – 25th November, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.After The Now Obvious Debacle Of Attempting To Force A Privacy Invasive, Ill Thought Out, Probably Largely Useless, Insecure EHR System On A Startled And Confused Public, Who Should Accept Most Of The Responsibility And Resign?Health Minister - Greg Hunt 1% (1) ADHA Board Chair - Jim Birch 3% (5) ADHA CEO - Tim Kelsey 57% (94) All Of The Above 37% (61) None Of The Above 1% (1) I Have No Idea 1% (2) Total votes: 164 It seems that 90% + want Tim Kelsey to go with many wanting mass casualties. Mercy was very thin on the ground. Any insights on the po ll welcome as a comment, as usual....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

UPDATED - The ADHA Is On The Warpath Again - Against The Truth This Time! They Really Are In Deep Denial Regarding The Problems They Face!
Two interesting articles have appeared in the last 48 hours.First we have this:My Health Record technology is 23 years out of date, Harvard technology guru saysSue Dunlevy, National Health Reporter, News Corp Australia NetworkNovember 22, 2018 6:00amExclusive: The $2 billion My Health Record uses technology so out of date that crucial patient information on test results and diseases can ’t be shared or read by computers.Harvard medical school e-health guru Dr John Halamka said the My Health Record was nothing more than “digitised paper”.“The My Health record is a noble idea but the standard they cho...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is A Good Logo To Have People Think About Opt-Out.
Courtesy of Consumers of Mental Health WA. Link: www.comhwa.org.au 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 - November 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 24th November, 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/2018/11/special-report-interoperability-3/Special Report: InteroperabilityThe new secretary of state for health and social care has placed interoperability at the heart of his vision for the NHS. So is the long-standing nut of information sharing between systems about to be cracked? Jennifer Trueland investigates.With his initial tec...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Suspect We Are Going To Be Hearing More Complaints Of This Sort In Australia Soon.
This appeared last week:AMA president calls for end to electronic health record abuse By Greg SlabodkinPublished November 14 2018, 7:24am ESTThe nation ’s largest physician group is calling for an end to electronic health record “abuse” which is relegating doctors to the role of data entry clerks and leading to widespread professional burnout. According to the American Medical Association, the problem of physician burnout is impacting about 5 0 percent of practicing doctors, and EHRs are squarely to blame, given that for every hour physicians spend on direct patient care they spend two hours on EHR data e...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

There Is A Very Clear Lesson In All This That Digital Start-Ups Need To Keep In Mind.
This appeared a little while ago:Updated Nov 11 2018 at 5:13 PM Start-up investors slam roll out of 'My Health Record'by Carrie LaFrenz Leading start-up investors have criticised the federal government's "disastrous" rollout of the My Health Record system aimed at digitising medical records, saying the policy instability is crushing innovation.Australian health IT start-up Tyde is the creator of the first consumer-focused app – a single point to access and manage records and appointments that can join the entire family's health records together – for t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 22, 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.
November 22, 2018 Edition.Well it has been amazing week with the Trump testifying to the Mueller Inquiry while has VP wanders around stirring up trouble in Asia and Europe gets over the most recent Trump visit. Also California appears to be self-immolating with horrible loss of life. Just awful....As far as Brexit goes it is a minute by minute situation..In OZ we have all sorts of blowback from the Embassy move suggestion and now China and the US seem to be slipping into real antipathy with OZ and Japan on the sidelines. What a mess!And for light relief the FS Royal Commission is holding hearings!-----Major Issues.https://...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Have To Wonder Just What Is Going On Here? It Does Not Feel Quite Right.
This appeared last week:Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firmsBy Esther Han15 November 2018 — 12:00amThe chairman of the agency responsible for the bungled My Health Record rollout has been privately advising a global healthcare outsourcing company.The Herald discovered the relationship between the UK based government contracting giant Serco and the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA ) chairman Jim Birch after obtaining internal documents that detail the board members' conflicts of interest.The revelation comes as federal Health Minister Greg Hunt was forced to extend the M...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 21, 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 18.
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://croakey.org/australian-government-agrees-to-extend-medical-record-opt-out/Australian govern ment agrees to extend medical reco...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Spectator (Australia) Reveals The Truth On The #myHealthRecord.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 19th November, 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 has been an amazing week as we saw the surrender of this dying Government to common sense and extend the myHR opt-out period with the support of Senator Pauline Hanson who would not know a myHR if it bit her. What was all that about and what does she want in return do you reckon?-----https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 449 – Results – 17th November, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Have You, Or Will You, Opt-Out Of The #myHealthRecord Before The End Of The Opt-out Period On Thursday?Yes 93% (196) No 4% (9) I Have Not Decided 1% (3) I Have No Idea 1% (2) Total votes: 210 It seems that 90% or so of the well informed readers of this blog are outta here! That is a pretty large negative vote I would suggest. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, really great t urnout of votes! It must have been a very easy question as only 2/210 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to all those that voted! ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Are Really At The End Of The Road With The #myHealthRecord. I Tweeted The Obituary A Day Or So Ago!
Here is the tweet. Dr David More‏ @davidmore Has anyone stopped to wonder why the #MyHealthRecord that was so flawless and ready for opt-out in June / July has needed so much legislative repair to get to be even half OK? Could a hubristic ADHA CEO and Board have anything to do with it and should they still be in a job? 3:01 PM - 16 Nov 2018 What I should then have gone on to say is that this whole fiasco must now be terminated as it has comprehensively failed and now needs totally re-imagined if it is to indeed proceed at all, and yes those who pushed for and created this disaster need to leave. It is h ard to b...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 17th November, 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/2018/11/lancet-review-babylons-ai/Review says Babylon ’s AI claims lack ‘convincing evidence’Researchers have concluded that Babylon Health has not offered ‘convincing evidence’ that its AI-powered diagnostic and triage system can perform better than doctors.Hanna Crouch, 7th November, 2018In July 2018, ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

In An Astonishing Revelation We Learn That The ADHA Is A Rudderless Ship As Far As Privacy Is Concerned.
This appeared late last week:My Health Record's privacy chief quits, amid claims agency 'not listening'By Ben Grubb9 November 2018 — 4:00pmThe director of privacy at the agency behind My Health Record has quit, Fairfax Media can reveal, amid claims the organisation and Health Minister Greg Hunt have not been taking seriously enough the concerns of the agency’s internal privacy experts.The resignation of the Australian Digit al Health Agency’s director of privacy Nicole Hunt last month comes at a crucial time for the agency, which has faced criticism over its security and privacy policies, as it prepa...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 16, 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.
November 15, 2018 Edition.Well Trump is in the process of doubling down, firing his Attorney General and issuing all sorts of Executive Orders. That won ’t end well! And of course all the while China is rising…Who knows where Brexit is up to – other than another Cabinet Minister has resigned.In Australia the Government is still running around like an energizer bunny – being a tourist in Qld and pretending all is well with the myHR which it i s not.To add fuel to the fire Malcolm Turnbull did a special Q&A and The Saturday seems to have a fun scandal story on ScoMo.-----Major Issues.https://www....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Was The Last Day You Could Have Opt-Ed Out From The #myHealthRecord If You Wanted To.
Do not delay if you want out...but you now have until January 31, 2019! 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 - November 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Senate Is Debating The #myHealthRecord Legislation Right Now
Watch from www.aph.gov.au now. 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Opt-Out Period has Been Extended For #myHealthRecord To January 31, 2019
The full Senate has endorsed a Motion from Senator Hansen for the approx 10 week extension. Will provide time for further discussion etc. 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Minister Greg Hunt Has Confirmed New #myHealthRecord Opt-Out Period End Date 31 January 2019
A win for many I believe! What a magnificent backdown from a doomed and pretty tin-eared minister! 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is The Press Release On The #myHealthRecord Date Extension From Minister Hunt!
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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is The Most Considered Commentary On The #myHealthRecord From A Clinician Perspective – And It Comes From A Guru In the Field.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 14, 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 17.
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/rushed-my-health-record-changes-still-missing-the-point/Rushed My Hea lth Record changes still missing t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Senate Has Apparently Voted To Extend The Opt Out Period.
Hansard is yet to appear. Here is what we have so far. From yesterday ’s Dynamic Red for Nov 12. 2018 https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Chamber_documents/Dynamic_Red General business1167—Senators Di Natale and Watt—My Health Record Commenced 3:51 PMAgreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 22) Details are to come. Here is an early report. There are just days left to opt out of My Health Record - but there's another push to extend the deadline again Chris Pash Nov 12, 2018, 5:34 PM The Senate today demanded an extension to the opt out date for My Health Record.Austra lians hav...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Is What Happened In The Senate Yesterday On The #myHealthRecord! Senate Not Happy!
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 12th November, 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 CommentLots happening under the surface this week. The inability of the Government to face the reality that profound change is needed in the myHR program is the big worry however. Any ideas on how to change their minds? -----https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/17-million-australians-to-be-automatically-enrolled-in-my-health-record-2018110...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Even The Experts Seem To Struggle With Key Issues Surrounding The #myHealthRecord - Updated
Here is an example of such commentary I have permission to republish: The original article paragraphs are indented. Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute published an article:“Case study: What can we learn from Australia’s My Health Record experience?”Karl Auer who comments on such matters, responded to the article with an email to Stephen, copied to a privacy list and his r esponse is published with permission and the following disclaimer:"This is a guest article; the author does not necessarily agree with other opinions expressed on this blog site." Hullo Steph...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Even The Experts Seem To Struggle With Key Issues Surrounding The #myHealthRecord
Here is an example of such commentary I have permission to republish: The original article paragraphs are indented. Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute published an article: “Case study: What can we learn from Australia’s My Health Record experience?” Karl Auer who comments on such matters, responded to the article with an email to Stephen, copied to a privacy list and his response is published with permission and the following disclaimer: "This is a guest article; the author does not necessarily agree with other opinions expressed on this blog site." Hullo Ste...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs