AusHealthIT Poll Number 448 – Results – 11th November, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.How Do You Rate The Quality And Value Of The ADHA's Recent Digital Health Evidence Review?Excellent 0% (0) OK 1% (1) Pretty Amateurish 29% (42) Hopeless 11% (16) Useless Propaganda 59% (86) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 145 Seems the ADHA are not very good at assembling a credible case for the myHR plans – only 1/145 thinking it was OK or better! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comm ent, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes! It must have been a very easy question as 0/145 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 10th 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/2018/10/imperial-college-ai-sepsis/Imperial College scientists create AI system to help treat sepsisScientists at Imperial College London claim to have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that could help the treatment of sepsis.Hanna Crouch 26 October, 2018After analysing around 100,000 records of US patients and every s...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems The NSW Government Is Trying To Outdo The myHR for Information Gathering!
This appeared last Sunday.Surveillance state: NSW intensifies citizen trackingBy Nigel Gladstone4 November 2018 — 6:25amNSW police and crime agencies are preparing to use a new national facial recognition system to rapidly match pictures of people captured on CCTV with their driver’s licence photo, to detect criminals and identity theft.Under new laws the federal and state governments will be able to acce ss data and photos from passports, driver licences, and visas for a national facial recognition system called the “National Facial Biometric Matching Capability”The Department of Home Affairs has b...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Privacy Foundation Comments On The Currrent Situation With The #myHealthRecord.
This release appeared this morning. https://privacy.org.au/2018/11/09/the-opt-out-period-should-be-extended-and-my-health-record-properly-evaluated/November 9, 2018 by Bernard Robertson-DunnThe opt-out period should be extended and My Health Record properly evaluatedThe Australian Privacy Foundation fully supports recent calls by th e Opposition Parties, Dr Kerryn Phelps, lawyers, clinicians, educators and others to extend the period when people can opt-out of being registered for a government owned and controlled My Health Record. There is obvious broad disquiet and substantive community concern: over a million people h...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 9, 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 08, 2018 Edition.Well the fire and fury have now passed and the US mid-term elections – held on their time Nov 6. are all over This is the most consequential election for a fair while.The outcome was a split outcome with very high voter turnout! Trump and the Dems both claim victory...Brexit seems to be grinding on going nowhere and the Italian Budget will cause some probems soon n ow.In OZ zilch changes as house prices fall and the population are just biding their time to change the Government. ScoMo continues to wander around Queensland aimlessly. Little good I fear it will do…. -----Major Issues.ht...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Dr Kerryn Phelps Puts Minister Hunt On Notice Regarding The #myHealthRecord
Dr Phelps put out this release late yesterday: My Health Record Changes Welcomed But Opt-Out Period Must Be Extended Dr Kerryn Phelps has welcomed proposed changes to My Health Record announced by the Morrison Government today but has again called for an extension of the opt-out period until the changes can be properly dealt with by the Parliament.Dr Phelps has raised significant concerns about privacy and security aspects of My Health Record, an electronic health records system into which around 17 million Australians will be automatically enrolled if they do not opt out by next Thursday.Health Minister Greg Hunt today r...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Labor Responds To Greg Hunt - Better But No Cigar
Here is the release: Wed, Nov 7, 2018 12:39 PMMY HEALTH RECORD RESCUE PLAN CATHERINE KINGhttps://inbox.news/newsroom/press-releases/4186/my-health-record-rescue-plan The Liberals are finally moving to clean up their My Health Record mess- by adopting Labor ’s proposed changes - but they still need to act and extend the opt-out period. This has been an absolute debacle and Australians need more time to understand the changes. These changes have been made with only days left until the opt-out deadline closes.The Liberals created this mess by shifting from an opt-in system to an opt-out system without making...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Think This Outcome Points To A Truth The ADHA Has Missed On The Value Of National EHRs.
This appeared last week.National EHR delayed as business case yet to go back to CabinetTuesday, 30 October 2018   (0 Comments) eHealthNews.nz editor Rebecca McBethThe National Electronic Health Record has been renamed the Health Information Platform, but the indicative business case has not gone back to Cabinet for approval.An indicative business case for a National EHR was developed and presented to the Cabinet Committee on State Sector Reform and Expenditure Control in July 2017. “It makes the case for change and looks at the options, requirements and deliverables of an EHR,” the Ministry of Health ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Greg Hunt Announces New Changes To #myHealthRecord - Moves A Little!
Here is the release: The Hon. Greg Hunt MPMinister for Health MEDIA RELEASE 7 November 2018 A stronger My Health Record The Morrison Government will introduce further legislative amendments to ensure the safety and privacy of health information in the My Health Record system including provisions to protect people against domestic violence and tougher penalties for those that misuse the system. We have examined the recommendations from the Senate Inquiry, we have listened to concerns raised by a range of groups and My Health Record users and will move the following amendments to Labor ’s original legislati...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 7, 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 15.
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://doctorsbag.net/2018/11/04/my-health-record-whats-next/My Health Record: what’s next?04/11/2018 Edwin Kruys The end ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 5th 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://ajp.com.au/news/guild-defends-real-time-monitoring/Guild defends real time monitoringMegan Haggan — 29/10...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The ADHA Launches A Full Frontal Assault On The Intelligence Of The Australian Digital Health Community.
This press release appeared a few days ago.Media release - International review puts Australia ahead in personal control of electronic health records30 October 2018: An international comparison review of digital health record systems shows My Health Record consumers in Australia have more ability to personally control their digital health information than in similar countries worldwide.The Digital Health Evidence Review, released by the Australian Digital Health Agency, brings together studies comparing My Health Record with similar systems across the world, including those in France, the UK, the USA and New Zealand. &ldqu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 447 – Results – 4th November, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Should The Government Be Able To Reject Out Of Hand The Majority Recommendations Of The Senate Inquiry Into My Health Record, Given The Serious Concerns Raised, Without Providing Detailed Reasons And Explanation?Yes 3% (5) No 97% (147) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 152 This is pretty clear cut. Those who read here reckon the Government should take proper notice of the Senate Enquiry. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes! It must have been a very easy question as 0/152 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. A...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 3rd 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/2018/10/facebookhealth-research-social-media-patient-data/Facebook ’s health research head says doctors should have more patient dataFacebook’s head of health research has reportedly said he believes doctors should have access to even more data about patients, including information about their social lives.Hanna Crouch &n...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Looks Like A National Real-Time Prescription Monitoring System Is Actually Coming.
This appeared last week:Health hands Fred IT AU$23m for Australia-wide prescription data-sharing exchange ​Fred IT will lead the new national system for real-time prescription monitoring.By Asha McLean | October 23, 2018 -- 21:49 GMT (08:49 AEDT) | Topic: Innovation The Department of Health has this week announced the signing of pharmaceutical-focused IT services firm Fred IT to stand up an Australia- wide data exchange system for real time prescription monitoring (RTPM).The AU$23 million contract, valid until September 2021, will see Fred IT design, build, and deliver the software system for the National Data Exchange c...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 2, 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 01, 2018 Edition.Well a lively week all over. Trump ’s barometer of success has fallen badly – the share-market has utterly tanked this week and most are a little poorer. We have also seen the Democrat icons attacked by pipe-bombs and blame flowing in all directions. Only a week or two till the Mid-Term elections so it is on for one and all. Oh a nd we have had another murderous hate crime…11 murdered at a Synagogue. Right now Trump is in a mad frenzy of campaigning for the Mid-Terms next Tuesday and markets are a little more stable.  Brexit stutters on but seems likely to be elongated or t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Senate Estimates Last Week On The myHR Was Not All Smooth Sailing. Full Transcript Included.
This report of the goings on appeared last week:Morrison government under pressure to rewrite My Health Record legislationBy Dana McCauley24 October 2018 — 6:02pmThe federal government has come under increased pressure to suspend the rollout of its controversial My Health Record system and is considering rewriting its legislation, after a Senate inquiry highlighted major privacy failings and as the number of Australians to opt out exceeds 1.1 million.Nationals senator Nigel Scullion revealed in Senate estimates on Wednesday that the government is considering further amendments to its legislation t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Government Keeps On Thinking Up Ways To Track and Monitor You. Why Is That?
This appeared last week:Big Brother given new access to Australians' personal dataBy Fergus Hanson11:00PM October 22, 2018Many of us are unaware a transformational digital initiative is about to involve every Australian: digital identity. Many are probably equally unaware of the problems with the approach, including the risk of a Western version of China ’s social credit system that can effectively rank individuals and shape behaviour. The new digital identity, known as GovPass, is the latest attempt to roll out a national identity scheme. Its forebears, the Hawke government’s Australia Card and the Howard gov...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The NSW Government Confirms There Are Real Risks To Some Children If The myHR Is Not Properly Managed. Pity The ADHA Is In Denial!
I found this advice sheet from the NSW Department of Family And Community Services (FACS) dated October 2018.-----My Health Record for children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) – A guide for caseworkersWhat is the My Health Record?The My Health Record is a high level summary of children’s existing health information currently available in other locations. All children in care of the Secretary and the parental responsibility of the Minister will have a My Health Record. The following information can be added to the My Health Record: Health care provider can add: Medicare can add: Individual can add: ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 30, 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 15.
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://ama.com.au/submission/ama-submission-my-health-record-community-affairs-legislation-committ ee-inquiryAMA Submission - My Heal...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 29th October, 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 headlines tell the story but you can dig deeper if you want. -----https://www.zdnet.com/article/health-hands-fred-it-au23m-for-australia-wide-prescription-data-sharing-exchange/Health hands Fred IT AU$23m for Australia-wide prescription data-sharing exchange ​Fred IT will lead the new n...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

If You Want More Evidence Government Can ’t Be Trusted With Your Private Information This Is It!
This appeared a bit over a week ago but has gone relatively unnoticed.Metadata laws under fire as 'authority creep' has more agencies accessing your informationBy political reporter Melissa ClarkePosted Fri 19 October, 2018 at 7:30pm More government agencies are accessing people's phone and internet records than originally envisaged, in what critics are describing as "authority creep".Key points:Access to metadata was initially restricted to 22 government agencies, but state-based agencies have blown that figure outBecause they are accessing metadata and not content of communications, no warrant is requiredIt ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 446 – Results – 28th October, 2018.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 27th October, 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/2018/10/hancock-tech-revolution-mandatory-open-standards/Hancock ’s ‘tech revolution’ to include mandatory open standardsMatt Hancock has said a ‘tech revolution’ is coming as he outlines his plans for the use of digital technology in health and social care.Hanna Crouch, 17 October, 2018Outdated and obst...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is The Best Coverage Of Just How Badly The ADHA Has Failed With The Opt-Out Process I Have Read!
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 26, 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.
October 25, 2018 Edition.The big news will be how the bye-election in Wentworth finally turns out and what that might mean for the myHR and related topics. It looks pretty tight.In the US Trump is pulling out of Nuclear Treaties with Russia, wandering around campaigning for the mid-term elections and being equivocal on that he thinks of  the murdering Saudis. Worse for him the world's stockmarkets have crashed and makes him look a less than useful economic manager - might affect the upcoming elections in the US.Brexit looks to be going to end is a disaster.In OZ leading up to the bye-election it has been chaos –...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems That In Senate Estimates The ADHA Does Not Have A Clear Memory Of Which Media Organisations They Have Taken To Task And What This May Mean.
News Corp, ZD Net, Fairfax Media and others may be interested to learn that the Australian Digital Health Agency has called them out for their allegedly inaccurate reporting on My Health Record in a document to parliament. Under the topic subject of “Inaccurate reporting”, the ADHA has provided an answer to a question on notice to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee, claiming it has had to intervene to correct inaccurate reporting on My Health Record by media organisations on a number of occasions. Questioning at Senate Estima tes yesterday once again – as it did at the September 20 inquiry...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Has To Be One Of The Biggest Digital Health Stuff-Ups In A Good While.
News of a new Auditor General Report broke last week on the Telstra Health Cancer Registry debacle. There is lots of coverage. Here are two of the better ones.Audit committee suggests Telstra Health contract termination over cancer screening register delayThe Department of Health should consider terminating its AU$220 million contract with Telstra Health over delivering the long-delayed national cancer screening registers, the joint audit committee has recommended.By Corinne Reichert | October 18, 2018 -- 03:04 GMT (14:04 AEDT) | Topic: Mobility A joint audit committee has suggested that delays in delivering cervical and b...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 24, 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 14.
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/australians-made-over-19k-privacy-principle-enquiries-in-2017-18/Aust ralians made over 19K privacy prin...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 22nd October, 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 CommentIt has mostly been about the release of the Senate Inquiry into the myHR and the shocking audit report on the NSCR as not really delivered by Telstra Health.Other bits and pieces as well.-----https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/648425/government-should-consider-tearing-up-telstra-cancer-contract-inquiry/Government should consider ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

At Least One Acknowledged Global Expert Thinks The #myHealthRecord Is Going In The Wrong Direction.
This appeared late last week:https://www.healthcareit.com.au/opinion/game-changer-creator-fhir-writes-about-approaching-critical-mass-and-growing-data-sharingGame changer: Creator of FHIR writes about approaching critical mass and a growing data sharing revolutionGrahame Grieve | 17 Oct 2018 HL7 is close to publishing the fourth milestone release of the FHIR standard at a time of increasing uptake that the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently said could soon approach critical mass. These are exciting times.In a blog post, ONC's Steven Posnack and Wes Barker wrote that the US "might be...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 445 – Results – 21st October, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Are The Current Senate Inquiries Sufficiently Informed and Competent To Properly Determine The Correct Future For The #myHealthRecord?Yes 46% (73) No 53% (84) I Have No Idea 2% (3) Total votes: 160 This is the most split poll in a while. Overall readers were pretty split as to whether the Senate could handle this health / technical problem well. If you have not already, don’t forget to come to grips with what we are really facing….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlUQMH19BkQ (78,816 views so far!) This one is also from the same team is also fun! https://youtu.be/eW-OM...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 20th October, 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/2018/10/former-minister-horror-digitilise-nhs/Ex-minister speaks of ‘horror’ of having to digitise the NHS with no planA former life sciences minister has reportedly spoken of the ‘horror’ of being awarded significant money to create a digital NHS with no plan as to how to do it.Hanna Crouch. 9 October 2018Des...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Senate Estimates Hearing - ADHA - Wed 24 October, 2018
Here is the announcement. ------ Community Affairs2018–19 Supplementary Budget estimatesWednesday, 24 October 2018 HealthThursday, 25 October 2018 Social Services Human ServicesProgram for 24 - 25 October 2018 (PDF 137KB) Questions on noticeSearch the database for questions placed on notice during estimates hearings, and the answers provided. The database contains information for the Community Affairs Legislation Committee from the 2018–19 budget estimates hearings. To view answers to questions on notice from Budget estimates 2017-18 or later estimates rounds, please use the questions on notice search fun...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems To Me The TGA Has A Lot Of Catching Up To Do As A Medical Device Regulator.
This appeared a few days ago:TGA to reform regulation for software as medical devices as apps, AI and 3D printing in healthcare boomLynne Minion | 11 Oct 2018 Health apps, diagnostic AI systems and the 3D printing of body parts are among the tech innovations that could soon be subject to strengthened oversight, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration planning to put forward regulatory amendments for the emerging technologies.Within its new business plan for 2018-19, the TGA said software as a medical device – such as the recently announced Apple Watch 4, which includes an atrial fibrillation-detecting algorithm and...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Are The Recommendations From The Senate on The myHR Inquiry Outcomes. (Updated)
The full report is found here:https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/MyHealthRecordsystem/Final_reportLIST OF RECOMMENDATIONSRecommendation 1The committee recommends that record access codes should be applied to each My Health Record as a default and that individuals should be required to choose to remove the code. The committee further recommends that the ability to override access codes in the case of an emergency should only be available to registered healthcare providers for use in extraordinary and urgent situations. Recommendation 2The committee recommends that the Australi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Courtesy Sue Dunlevy - News Corp - Hunt Has Ruled Out Opt Out Extension.
Sue Dunlevy ‏ @Sue_Dunlevy 47m 47 minutes ago Health Minister Greg Hunt refuses to comply with a Senate Committee call for the opt out period for My Health Record to be extended by 12 months 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 - October 18, 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.
October 18, 2018 Edition.The big news is the rather large share market crash in the US with Trump saying his economic plans were great – and that the US Fed Reserve was the problem.Alan Kohler explained it best:There were three triggers for this week’s sell-off:US interest ratesChina/US cold warRising oil pricesI reckon No 2 is the biggie and still underestimated grossly. There is a real war brewing I fear. Read about it here:h ttps://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/alan-kohler/us-declares-cold-war-on-china/news-story/a506fe2625f63ea470c8c6c880eff9dfOf course Australia was also caught up in the Global...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Here Are The Recommendations From The Senate on The myHR Inquiry Outcomes.
The full report is found here:https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/MyHealthRecordsystem/Final_reportLIST OF RECOMMENDATIONSRecommendation 1The committee recommends that record access codes should be applied to each My Health Record as a default and that individuals should be required to choose to remove the code. The committee further recommends that the ability to override access codes in the case of an emergency should only be available to registered healthcare providers for use in extraordinary and urgent situations. Recommendation 2The committee recommends that the Australi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Sorry But I Really Had To Share This Level Of myHealthRecord Engagement More Widely.
This appeared last week.October 7 2018 - 5:30AMWingham CWA News: My Health Record ·         Jac HydeCommunity Wingham CWA members at a CWA Awareness Week meeting. Photo submitted.Awareness Week, September 1-9 was CWA ’s annual, show what we  achieve, advertising period.This year, rural health was our focus and Wingham Branch decided to address the questions being asked about My Health Record.Alicia Southwell, digital health project officer, New England and Central Coast, addressed a very well attended meeting on September 6.Tea and scones were enjoyed by ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Senate Report on #myHealthRecord Delayed Again Until Tomorrow.
From the Senate Dynamic Red of 17 October, 2018. Committees—extensions of time to be authorised. ..... Community Affairs References Committee—My Health Record system—from today to 18 October 2018. So report will be released tomorrow. 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 - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Struggling With A Small Problem And Need Some Help.
Regarding this Legislation -  My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 - I have a question about how it will actually work.  If you read the legislation that is being approved by the Senate to fix the #myHealtRecord you find this: "At the end of section 17  Add:Destruction of records after cancellation on request              (3)  If the System Operator is required to cancel the registration of the healthcare recipient under subsection 51(1) (cancellation on request), the System Operator must des...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 16, 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 13.
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.itnews.com.au/news/senate-inquiry-signs-off-my-health-records-new-private-parts-513877S enate inquiry signs off My Health ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th October, 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 CommentThere is a fair bit of general stuff going on so it is worth scanning the headlines to see if anything is of interest.-----https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/labor-pushes-for-ehealth-system-changes/news-story/7f7e8023ae0e66a9eb7bc37045968d88Labor pushes for e-health system changesThe federal opposition wants changes to the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We All Seemed To Have Been Lured Into Some Zombie Like State Of Inertia Regarding The #myHealthRecord.
Earlier today I tweeted this little contribution.Dr David More ‏   @davidmore 4h hours ago 'Does anyone have a clear reason as to just why the Government wants to collect all our private health information in a large Government owned and operated data base and spend $billions doing so with no evidence of clinical benefit?' Sadly the silence in response was deafening. The source of my concern is that there has been altogether too much acceptance of the status quo and really a lack of asking the more fundamental questions.Among these are questions like:1. What is the evidence we actually need the myHealthRecord...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 444 – Results – 14th October, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe The Government Will Properly Implement The Majority Outcomes Of The Senate Inquiry Into The #myHealthRecord Or Just Ignore The Issues And Continue On Their Present Direction?Continue On As Before 35% (59) Make Some Ineffective Minor Changes 28% (47) Make The Major Recommended Changes 31% (52) I Have No Idea 5% (9) Total votes: 167 This is the most split poll in a while. Overall readers seem pretty pessimistic much good will come of the Senate Inquiries. If you have not already, don’t forget to come to grips with what we are really facing….. https://www.yo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Round Up Of The Responses To Part 1 Of The Senate Inquiry Into The #myHealthRecord And What Has Been Sadly Missed.
It seems that Labor had early warning – as you would expect – of the release of the Report on the Government plans to tighten the privacy and patient control protections of data held in the myHR.There is a link to their release here:https://aushealthit.blogspot.com/2018/10/from-this-release-it-seems-clear-labor.htmlFollowing this re lease and the report release we have seen these articles appear.First we had this appear.Labor vows to redraft My Health Record legislationBy Dana McCauley12 October 2018 — 12:05amFederal Labor has called for a rewrite of the controversial My Health Record legislation to preve...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Have The First Of Two Reports From The Senate On Their Inquiry Into The myHR.
The first report – made public 12 October, 2018 covered the question of passing the Government Legislation to make some changes – the need for warrants and record deletion – and this was agreed as being OK as far as it went.The Report is titled: Community Affairs Legislation Committee - My Health Records Amend ment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 [Provisions].The report can be downloaded from this link:https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/MyHealthRecords/ReportOf most interest were the Labor and Green comments:Additional Comments by Labor Senators1.1 &nb...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 13th October, 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/2018/10/doctorlink-selected-london-stp/DoctorLink selected by London STP for online clinical triage platformA sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) in London has selected DoctorLink to provide an online triage platform for patients.Hanna Crouch – 5 October, 2018The contract with the South West London Health and Ca...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Extension For At Least Part Of myHR Senate Inquiry - To Oct 17, 2018
Here is text: Dear Mr President On 15 August 2018, the Senate referred the My Health Record system to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee (committee) for inquiry and report by 8 October 2018. On 19 September 2018, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 12 October 2018. Su bmissions were sought by 14 September 2018. The Committee has received 116 submissions and held three public hearings in Canberra on 11, 17 and 20 September 2018.. The Committee intends to seek an extension to the reporting date to 17 October 2018 to enable it to conclude its deliberations. Yo urs sincerely, Se...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs