AusHealthIT Poll Number 664 – Results – 1st January, 2023.
Here are the results of the poll. Should The NBN Be Privatised? Yes                                                                                                6 (15%) No                                                                                               34 (85%) I Have No Idea                                                                            0 (0%) V...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - January 1, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 31st December, 2022.
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/2022/12/tpp-boss-hester-takes-pot-shot-at-artificially-inflated-hospital-epr-prices/ TPP boss (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 31, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Inside Story Of The “Optus Hack” Makes An Interesting Read!
This appeared last week: Inside the Optus hack that woke up Australia A huge cyberattack on the telco in September caused a political storm and made Australians aware of the power of their personal data. Behind the scenes, it was a time of high drama. Paul Smith Technology editor Dec 22, 2022 – 5.00am It began with a phone call from the other side of the world. Kelly Bayer Rosmarin was (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 30, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
December 29, 2022 Edition ----- In the US we are seeing the country digging itself out from a biblical blizzard that has killed many. In Europe the war drags on and the mood is hardly festive. In China COVID is running rampart and the limits of Chinese power are being tested. In OZ we seem to actually be having a few days of Summer and the year end torpor drags on! ----- Major Issues. -- (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems There Is Another Side To The Story On The Effectiveness Of E-Mental Health, Or Maybe Not?
This appeared last week: The failed promise of online mental-health treatment Heavy advertising and other strategies from Silicon Valley ’s playbook boost providers’ growth but not the quality of care. ·         By Rolfe Winkler ·         Wall Street Journal ·         December 19, 2022 Remote treatment of mental-health problems surged in the pandemic, as in-person treatment became (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The ADHA Seems To Be Astonishingly Relaxed Regarding Fixing myHR Security!
This release appeared last week: 20 Dec 2022 3:40 pm AEDT Increased cyber security requirements for systems connecting to My Health Record Australian Digital Health Agency The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) is strengthening My Health Record protections through a new mandatory conformance profile for clinical information systems (including those used in GP clinics, pharmacies (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - December 27, 2022.
----- This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and any related matters. I will also try to highlight ADHA Propaganda when I come upon it. Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It ’s pretty sad! Note: (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 26 December, 2022.
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 ----- Lots of NBN activity and some moves from the ADHA. Otherwise all is quiet as we rest over the (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 663 – Results – 25th December, 2022.
Here are the results of the poll. Is Australia Getting Value For Money For The Spend It Makes In Digital Health? Yes                                                                                              0 (0%) No                                                                                              47 (96%) I Have No Idea (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems The ADHA Has Rather Lost The Plot In Terms Of Its Delivery Focus.
First Seasons Greetings To All! Now a silly bit of fluff I could not resist … Stay healthy in the heat By McPherson Media Group Dec 22, 2022 Summer is a time for outdoor activities, barbecues and soaking up the sunshine. However, The Australian Digital Health Agency is encouraging people to be aware of the potential health hazards that can come with the warmer weat her. Here are some (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 24th December, 2022.
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://ehrintelligence.com/news/va-adds-a-thousand-employees-to-ehr-modernization-project-amidst-pause VA Adds a Thousand (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Wise Old Surgeon Knew This Well Over 50 Years Ago. Just Go And See The Patient!
This appeared last week: 16 December 2022 Medical board sets sights on tele-only docs By Holly Payne Prescribing medicine for a patient you have never consulted with in real time is not good practice, according to draft guidelines. Doctors who prescribe medicines to patients they ’ve only interacted with via text, email or online asynchronous appointments should be prepared to justify (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
December 22, 2022 Edition ----- As we move towards Christmas it seems little has improved. Ukraine is still suffering, Europe and the US are moving towards recession and the UK seems to be just in a worsening funk. In OZ we are waiting to see whether the Gas Intervention works and if gas prices can be brought under control. Otherwise we seem to be having a European Christmas not a hot Aussie (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Have The Feeling Last Week Saw A Real Step Change In The Place Of AI In Our World.
This appeared last week: ChatGPT: Finally, an AI chatbot worth talking to The newest research project from OpenAI is actually interesting — and already useful. Before long, AI like this will transform business communications. By Mike Elgan Contributing Columnist, Computerworld | 8 December 2022 22:00 AEDT AI chatbot experts are all talking about — and talking to — a newish research (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The OAIC Has Delivered Its Digital Health Report For 2021-22. Care Is Needed!
This arrived last   week: Annual report of the Australian Information Commissioner’s activities in relation to digital health 2021–22 For the full report please Download the print version Executive summary This annual report sets out the Australian Information Commissioner’s (Information Commissioner) digi tal health compliance and enforcement activity during 2021–22, in accordance with s 106 (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs