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

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - December 20, 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 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 19 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 ----- We are really in the Pre-Christmas slow down and the contents reflect this. Still one or to (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 662 – Results – 18th December, 2022.
Here are the results of the poll. Should Accessing A #myHR Record Just Once A Year Be Statistically Counted As Genuine #myHR Use As The ADHA Does? Yes                                                                                              1 (2%) No                                                                                              40 (96%) I Have No Idea (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Discussion Of The Financial Benefits And Outcomes Of Digital Health Is Asking The Wrong Question.
This popped up a few days ago. 15 December 2022 Digital health not just a cost to be recouped By Talia Meyerowitz-Katz Spending in healthcare is a tricky line to straddle. When lives and health are at stake, justifying funnelling money into one area over another can be a minefield. And when it comes to digital health, decision makers have traditionally viewed it as a cost that needs to be (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 17th 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://healthitanalytics.com/news/wastewater-monitoring-tool-tracks-covid-19-trends-public-health-threats Wastewater Monitoring (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 17, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Suspect The Drivers To Use TeleHealth Are Pretty Much The Same All Over
This appeared recently: AHIP Survey Says Telehealth is Popular Because of Its Convenience Analysis  |  By Eric Wicklund  |   December 02, 2022 The survey of 1,000 commercially insured consumers finds that they used telehealth because it's more convenient than a trip to the doctor's office, but frequency is still an issue. KEY TAKEAWAYS ·         According to a survey comm issioned by (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 16, 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 15, 2022 Edition ----- Sadly the bad news from Ukraine continues as does the suffering. The only change seems to be we are seeing some attacks into Russia which may weaken Russian morale! The recession is still coming! Europe and UK just stumble on and continue towards recession. In OZ the big issue is what to do with rapidly rising energy prices which are really hurting some of the (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Not Sure Just Why The App Was Released With This (And Other) Gaps.
This appeared earlier last week: Delayed myGov app launches sans Medicare card Justin Hendry Editor 5 December 2022 The federal government ’s long-promised myGov app has finally launched, complete with a new digital wallet offering users the ability to prove their identity with a service provider using a QR code. But the smartphone app, which was first flagged in 2019 and has taken the (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

An Interesting And Well Informed View Of Where The US Is Up To With Digital Health
This appeared earlier in the week: A Step toward Interoperability of Health IT David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.December 10, 2022 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2213873 Although virtually all patient information is now recorded electronically, the persistent inability to move this information easily from place to place has remained a major frustration for patients, clinicians, and policymakers in the (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 14, 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 13, 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 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 12 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 ----- Suddenly the NBN seems newsworthy again – because of the huge loss on money being always there (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Why Can ’t The ADHA Just Admit The #myHR Is A Disaster Rather Than Flat-Out Lying?
The ADHA released what it claims was an annual report a few days ago. The document set a new benchmark for sneaky attempted deception I reckon. Here is the first bit. Australian Digital Health Agencey 2022-22 Annual Report Annual performance statements 2021 –22 Statement of preparation by accountable authority On behalf of the Board, I present the 2021–22 annual performance statements of the (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 661 – Results – 11th December, 2022.
Here are the results of the poll. In Retrospect, After A Decade Or So, Was The NBN A Good Idea? Yes                                                                                              9 (20%) No                                                                                             34 (77%) I Have No Idea                                                                   ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 10th 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/hispanic-female-healthcare-providers-more-likely-to-report-clinician-burnout Hispanic, Female (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs