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

From This Release It Seems Clear Labor Does Not Get What Is Needed For The myHR?
This appeared a little while ago:https://inbox.news/newsroom/press-releases/3910/labors-plan-to-fix-the-my-health-recordFri, Oct 12, 2018 9:59 AM Labor ’s Plan To Fix The My Health Record CATHERINE KING MP Labor will seek changes to the My Health Record to better protect the privacy of employees and women fleeing domestic violence.  We will also seek iron-clad legislative guarantees that the My Health Record will never be privatised or commercialised, and that Australians ’ health data will never be made available to private health insurers.  Labor supports electronic health records. But the Senate in...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Seem To Have News Thick And Fast On Prescription Monitoring.
First we have:DORA the ignorer: Prescription-tracking system failing to monitor all high-risk addictive drugs Diazepam, quetiapine and fluoxetine contributed to ex-Navy submariner's death, says coronerAntony Scholefield2nd October 2018A coroner has stressed the need for real-time script-tracking software to cover addictive schedule 4 drugs such as diazepam and quetiapine, not just opioids.The Tasmanian coroner made the comments after investigating the 2014 death of 44-year-old ex-Navy submariner Michael Allan Steer, who died from a toxic combination of prescription medication.Toxicology analysis revealed the presence of di...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The AMA Still Seems To Be Having A Bit Each Way On The #myHealthRecord. I Wonder Why?
This release appeared from the AMA last week, covering their Submission to the Senate Inquiry.My Health Record Has Huge Potential05 Oct 2018In order to restore public confidence in My Health Record, it is critical that privacy issues are addressed.That was one take home message the AMA has provided the Government in its submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the My Health Record System.The submission noted, however, that the additional privacy protections set out in the proposed My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018, go a long way towards achieving this.This com...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 11, 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 11, 2018 Edition.What a week in the US with all sorts of Judge K. controversy ending with his confirmation, Trump being a totally disrespectful jerk and claiming great success for his new NAFTA – which is the old one with a few tweaks….Just read this and weep is my view….https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/5/17940610/trump-hitler-history-historianWorse the share market has crashed so he is failing on his main KPI!  Somehow Theresa May is still UK PM. I have got no idea how or why?In OZ ScoMo is a bit like the “energiser bunny” running around trying to fix things. I ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The ADHA Just Continue To Be In Denial Regarding The Digital Divide.
This appeared last week:Digitising social services could further exclude people already on the margins04 Oct 2018 Siobhan O'Sullivan and Christopher Walker People who are most dependent on social services are also the least able to easily transition into the digital age.Digital or e-government has been prominent on Australia ’s political agenda for at least a decade. It has led to improvements in e-services that allow you to pay rates online, submit a digital tax return, or claim rebates for medical bills.But while e-services can make life more convenient for those who have access, there are signs that transacti...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems The ADHA Has An Acting CEO At Present!
It has been confirmed to me today that, as of a day or so ago, Ms Bettina McMahon is the "Acting CEO" of the ADHA as Mr Kelsey takes some leave. This follows him having spent a good deal of time in the UK in the last few months. A bit of an odd time to be taking leave with the Senate Inquiries into the #myHealthRecord reporting in the next week or so.. Anyone know what is going on? Is this a holiday or gardening leave? You can see the title used in this article on the dreaded fax! https://www.healthcareit.com.au/articl e/rip-fax-successful-secure-messaging-trials-solve-final-problems-heralding-fax-free-futur...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Not Sure The HIMSS Conference In Early November Will Be Of Much Value Or Interest In Australia.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Further To The Apparently "Gone To Ground" ADHA CEO. - (UPDATED-1)
For myself (and others I am sure) I would like to know? 1. How long is the CEO away for? 2. When will he be back or is he working out his notice and won't be back. 3. What has been the Senate's Inquiries role in all this? 4. Why has he taken leave when the Senate Inquiry is about to report? 5. Why did we all discover about this by accident? Here i s the HITN Tweet disclosing the role. HITN Australia‏ @HealthITNewsAU RIP the fax: Successful secure messaging trials solve final problems, heralding a fax-free future for Australian healthcare, the ADHA's acting CEO says: http://bit.ly/2NyKFDs Surely someo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 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 12.
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://medium.com/festival-of-dangerous-ideas/our-bodies-and-minds-are-not-datasets-a35839880c21Ou r bodies and minds are not da...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Senate #myHealthRecord Inquiry Alert!
I am hearing the report(s) due on Friday may be delayed until next week. Problems related to complexity, the number of submissions and so on. Does anyone know more? 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 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 8th 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 CommentBelow the surface there are actually a few things going on. Well worth scanning the headlines for items of interest.-----https://www.healthcareit.com.au/article/join-systems-and-urgently-upgrade-incident-reporting-platform-parliamentary-inquiry-tellsJoin up systems and urgently upgrade incident reporting platform, parliamentary inquiry...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Is Going To Be A Very Big Week For Digital Health in Australia. What Happens Next Is Very Important!
We have two Senate inquiries into the #myHealthRecord happening at present.First we have this one:My Health Record systemOn 15 August 2018, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:The My Health Record system, with particular reference to: the expected benefits of the My Health Record system; the decision to shift from opt-in to opt-out; privacy and security, including concerns regarding:  the vulnerability of the system to unauthorised access, the arrangements for third party access by law enforcement, government agencies, resea...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 443 – Results – 7th October, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe The ADHA Board Should Resign Over The Debacle It Led In Failing To Educate The Public Properly About The Benefits and Risks Of The myHR Opt-Out?Yes 95% (147) No 5% (7) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 154 This is a totally clear cut with virtually everyone who reads here thinking falling on their sword is the best outcome to spare the population from more waste of money on incompetently designed initiatives. Sadly we know they will sail on in blit he ignorance of the harm they are causing…sigh. If you have not already, don’t forget to come to grips with w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 6th 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/2018/09/has-blockchains-time-come-in-health-and-social-care/Has blockchain ’s time come in health and social care?The Emperor’s New Clothes, a genuinely transformative breakthrough, or something in between? Gareth Baxendale considers the blockchain, and the potential it may – or may not – have to transform hea...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Rather Looks Like The South Australian ePAS Program Is Nearing Some Final Outcome.
These appeared last week:First:SA Health review: EPAS must be overhauled or scrappedAdam Langenberg, Political reporter, The AdvertiserSeptember 26, 2018 6:56pmTHE health system ’s trouble-plagued electronic patient record system will be overhauled or scrapped altogether, after an SA Health review “confirmed” concerns about its operation.Three health experts will determine if issues with the electronic patient administration system (EPAS) can be “addressed adequatel y” after a review found it couldn’t proceed in its current form.SA Health chief executive Chris McGowan said the panel woul...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Looks Like Those In WA Are Also Having A Spot Of Bother With Digital Health.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 4, 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 04, 2018 Edition.What can one say. Trump went to the UN General Assembly, says he was a great President and got laughed at …fitting I reckon. Simultaneously the #metoo movement seems to be awakening all sorts of interesting issues with a Supreme Court confirmation.In the UK Brexit gets messier still, if that is possible and Germany and Turkey are trying to play nice again.The NZ PM gave a speech at the UN – showed u s all up I reckon…In Australia the ABC exploded all over the place and the FSRC said it was all due to greed – who knew?-----Major Issues.https://www.afr.com/markets/are-exchan...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Once Over Lightly On All Those Submissions To The Senate myHR Inquiry. There Are Some Very Clear Messages!
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This May Be An Opportunity For Someone To Contribute Sanity To The Discussion.
This was copied to me. ----- Begin e-mail. From: The Consumers Health Forum Date: Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM Subject: EOI for Consumer Panellists at final My Health Record Webinar To: Hello, We’re looking for 3 consumers to join the panel at the ‘Consumer Estimates’ webinar and ask questions of epresentatives from the top of the government bodies responsible for My Health Record and have a discussion with them on this important health reform. To apply or to find more information, please go here: https://chf.org.au/introduction-my-health-record-webinar-series/webinar-6-consumer-estimates ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 2, 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 11.
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)-----http://www.healthintersections.com.au/?p=2868Vision for a federated digital Health eco-system in Au stralia Posted on September 24, 20...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Senate Seems To Have Flushed Out A Few New ADHA Papers - Not Before Time!
It seems a little Senate scrutiny has flushed out some new Board Papers after 10 months. ----- Board PapersThe intent of the Australian Digital Health Agency Board (Board) is to publish as many Board documents as is feasible. Generally Board papers are published after the minutes for that meeting have been accepted. This is usually at the next Board meeting. When clarification or correction of the minutes is required, publication of the Board papers may be delayed. Board documents that are draft, not finalised or sensitive will not be published. Board Meeting 18-19 April 2018 – Board Papers (Download)Item 3 - CEO ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 22nd September, 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/2018/09/code-conduct-ai/Government publishes code of conduct for AI and data-driven healthcare techThe government has published a code of conduct on artificial intelligence and data-driven technologies in healthcare, with a view to creating a “safe and trusted environment in which innovation can flourish”.Claire Reid &nda...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Wonder What Gives Between The ADHA And The Digital Health Initiatives Of The CSIRO.
This article appeared last week.CSIRO lays out action plan for Australia ’s digital health futureStaff writer | 12 Sep 2018 Consumer distrust in data sharing, poor digital health literacy and system interoperability problems are major challenges to the effectiveness and sustainability of Australia’s healthcare system, according to a new CSIRO report aimed at highligh ting solutions.Released on Wednesday, the Future of Health: Shifting Australia’s focus from illness treatment to health and wellbeing management report is aimed at shaping future investments in the health system to help shift the focus on ill...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Have Not Seen The Details Yet - But The ADHA and Tim Kelsey Really Felt The Heat This Evening In The Senate.
Questions for Mr Kelsey from the Senate Committee who is to report on the myHR Program on October 8, 2018 tonight (among other things) on: 1. The care.data Program led by Tim Kelsey in the UK and what it means for us in Australia. 2. Paid spruikers. (Some docs got $1.1M over 2 years) - was mostly for advocacy of the myHR +++ for $$$$ - and really not for design help (The myHR remains a rubbish system and all involved know it.) Not n eutral views provided at all. 3. Journalistic suppression / bullying. There has been serious distortion of the right to public information by the ADHA and there is good reason to hold them ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Senate myHR Inquiry Alert: Additional Session 5pm 20 September, 2018
Apparently the Department of Health are to answer further questions. Here are the details My Health Record system PUBLIC HEARING Thursday 20 September 2018 Committee Room 2S1 Parliament House, Canberra 5.00 pm Department of Health (Submission 22) Ms Tania Rishniw, First Assistant Secretary Australian Digital Health Agency (Submission 31) Mr Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer Ms Bettina McMahon, Chief Operating Officer Mr Ronan O'Connor, Executive General Manager, Core Services Systems Operations Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Adviser 6.00 pm Adjournment ----- Here is the link to watch: http...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It's Good To See The RACGP Has Noticed The Issue Dr Walker Raised Here A Week Or So Back.
This appeared from the RACGP late last week.GP-run school clinic to close due to teens ’ data privacy fearsDoug Hendrie 13/09/2018 3:41:32 PMA ground-breaking Tasmanian school health clinic will close due to fears that sensitive data uploaded to My Health Record may be seen by parents.GPs are concerned young people will not divulge sensitive information due to fear it could be seen in My Health Record. GP Dr Robert Walker has run a student health clinic at Rosny High School, which has around 1000 students, in Hobart for 10 years. It is one of only two GP-run school health clinics in Tasmania. But he will close the c...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 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.
September 20, 2018 Edition.-----What can one add about Trump. He is now denying significant death counts for Cyclone Maria last year while a huge storm is drowning the Carolinas while at the same time attacking China with Trade Tariffs. The man is a plain menace – no wonder there is a ‘Resistance’!Each week I think Theresa will be kicked out but she still hangs on while the Governor of the Bank of England predicts economic catastrophe if she gets her way.In OZ we have our old PM behaving like all old PMs and trying to blow up the Government he used to lead. What can one say?OK – and we now have a Ro...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Hansard Transcript For The myHR Senate Inquiry Has Been Published.
Here is the link: http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/committees/commsen/c11da67a-4c01-42c5-9a03-529d794e8735/toc_pdf/Community%20Affairs%20References%20Committee_2018_09_17_6586.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%22committees/commsen/c11da67a-4c01-42c5-9a03-529d794e8735/0000%22 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 - September 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Arguments For Staying In The myHR Pretty Flimsy I Believe. Let ’s Us Explore A Few Facts.
There is a lot of exaggeration in the arguments we hear from the increasingly desperate proponents of the myHR.The first argument is that myHR will allow us to get rid of the dreaded fax machine (which apparently contributed to the death of a patient a while ago – which is only partly true given the failure of physicians to follow up tests they ordered.) and what  fabulous boon to all that would be.Sadly, with extremely rare exceptions, the fax machine has worked very well and has got thousands of results accurately and cheaply into the hands of the right doctor when needed – including specialists – ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Link To Senate myHR Inquiry Session Monday Afternoon 17 Sep 2018
Here you go: http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=416692&operation_mode=parlview 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 - September 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 - 9.
Note: I have excluded 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)-----http://www.healthintersections.com.au/?p=2850Submission to the Senate inquiry on My Health Recor d Posted on September 11, 2018 by Grahame Grieve This...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Small Example Of What Nonsense Bureaucrats Will Put Up To Justify Doing What They Want.
Over a year ago this was published:Changes to My Health Record SystemAust Gov1st June 2017Regulation Impact Statement - Department of HealthThe Government announced changes to its My Health Record system as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The My Health Record system will change to an opt-out model.As a result of these changes, every Australian will have a My Health Record unless they prefer not to. Transition to opt-out participation will bring forward benefits to patients and medical service providers many years sooner than the current opt-in arrangements.The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) assessed the Regulation I...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Are You Amazed By What Mr Kelsey Told Us? - I Sure Am.
Besides the amazing lack of insight of the Liberal Senators regarding the issues being raised by witnesses at the Senate Inquiry Into The myHR yesterday afternoon there were two figures that struck me. First was the admission that at least 900,000 citizens had opted out - as those in the paper based opt-out channel were yet to be counted and would add some more. Then Mr Kelsey said that was about 3% of the population who could opt-out - there being that choice for all those that had an Individu al Health Identifier - an IHI. He then said there were about 28 million of those. Given there is only a population of 25 milli...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 17th September, 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 quiet week, waiting for the second session of the Senate Inquiry and to see what comes out of it. This post appears just as the second session starts. Watch from this page: https://www.aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Listen The report is due on 8 October, 2018 just so you know.-----https://pharmaphorum.com/views-and-analysis/digital-health...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

How Do You Understand Opt-In And Opt-Out? Here Are Some Story Boards To Try And Help.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 440 – Results – 16th September, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Do The Proposed Legislative Changes To The myHR Go Far Enough To Make It Fit For Purpose, Safe And Clinically Worthwhile In Your View?Yes 3% (6) No 96% (175) I Have No Idea 1% (2) Total votes: 183 This is a totally clear cut with almost no-one thinking the legislation goes far enough. 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 (71,996 vi ews so far!) This one is also from the same team is also fun! https://youtu.be/eW-OMR-iWOE (96,399 view so far!) This time on the planne...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Looks Like The myHR Has Just Become Way More Political And Change May Be More Likely – Possibly.
Just as I was deciding what this week ’s poll was going to address I noticed on Twitter that Kerryn Phelps had decided to stand in the Wentworth bye-election. More interesting was the report on Insiders was that a major reason was the myHR and what was going on with it.You can read about it all here and note that the myHR gets an earl y mention:https://twitter.com/SharriMarkson/status/1041063402708262912Additionally we have the Senate Inquiry tomorrow with a very interesting line-up of witnesses:Monday 17 September 2018 Committee Room 2S1 Parliament House, Canberra Time Witness 4.00 pm Mr Paul Shetler 4.30 pm C on...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 15th September, 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/2018/09/nhs-england-chief-executive-hails-new-era-of-personalised-medicine/NHS England chief executive hails new era of personalised medicineNHS England ’s chief executive has hailed the “beginning of a new era of personalised medicine” during his speech at the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Hanna Crouch – Se...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs