The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
December 27, 2018 Edition.-----The lunacy of the Trump Administration has exploded. He has fired Gen. Mattis, threatened to fire Jay Powell, Chair of the Fed Reserve and is pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan against most advice. Add to this we have had share-market plunge and then recovery and he Trump even went to see the troops in Iraq!Brexit is on hold again till early Jan.In Australia it really seems to be going to hell in a handbasket with the Morrison Government having wandered off the reservation and the Opposition hoping not to fluff their chances of winning. I might be speaking out of turn but I think the...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Stop Me If You Have Already Heard This One Before!
This popped up last week – again:Media release - Secure messaging to replace outdated fax machines20 December 2018: The future of secure messaging and interoperability across the Australian health sector was discussed at a recent workshop held by the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) in Sydney, attended by more than 50 state and federal government officials, industry stakeholders and international experts.One of the ADHA’s key priorities is to help healthcare providers across Australia communicate quickly, easily and securely, and to reduce the sector’s current reliance on outdated technologies like...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 26, 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 23.
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/how-machine-learning-in-the-cloud-will-strip-us-naked-and-destroy-ou r-privacy/Sensored to death: How m...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 24th December, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General CommentHappy Christmas to everyone for tomorrow. It has been a big year!-----http://medicalrepublic.com.au/love-medical-software-industry/1847521 December 2018Why we should love our medical software industryKnowCents Technology Posted by Jeremy Knibbs This week, the medical software industry of Australia put a very large and potentially game-...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Now This Is A Really Disturbing Article That Potentially Undermines Many Of The Benefit Claims Of EHRs.
This appeared last week.Survey: One-third of clinicians say e-prescribing systems give incorrect warnings By Greg SlabodkinPublished December 18 2018, 7:24am ESTElectronic prescribing systems send physicians automated warnings when a potential problem with a prescription is detected. Yet, the accuracy of these decision support algorithms is being questioned.A new survey of members of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology finds that one-third of those surveyed believe their e-prescribing system has provided erroneous warning information —with one-third of this group indicating that the alerts were inaccu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 454 – Results – 23rd December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.How Do You Believe The Auditor-General Will Rate The Overall Conduct Of The ADHA In Delivering The #myHealthRecord Program?Fabulous 0% (0) Pretty Good 0% (0) Neutral 0% (0) Could Do Better 21% (20) Woeful 78% (74) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 95 What an amazing poll. Not a single respondent thinks that the ADHA will get a passing grade and a big majority thinks the review will be pretty negative. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes for the time of the year! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 1/95 reade...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 22nd December, 2018.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/blockchain-use-case-electronic-health-recordsBlockchain use case: Electronic health recordsCould distributed ledger technology offer the promise of real-time EHR updates, seamless interoperability and protection from from ransomware?By Mike MiliardDecember 14, 2018 02:01 PMBlockchain "is not meant to wipe out existing le...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 22, 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 23.
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.smh.com.au/business/small-business/australia-s-100-million-scam-problem-the-threat-has- become-personal-20181220-p50nfd.ht...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Discussion On The Legal Challenges Surrounding the #myHealthRecord Needs Wider Dissemination.
This appeared last week:10 December 2018My Health Record: legal challengesBianca Phillips David VaileIssue 48 / 10 December 2018 THIS article is the second in a series on “the making of the digital health revolution”. It outlines some of the legal challenges under the Australian Government’s My Health Record scheme – the privacy of patients and clinicians, the ownership of records, and approaches to law making in fields of emerging technology.Privacy of the p atientWhile there are issues that affect all who have a My Health Record, certain patients are particularly vulnerable to privacy breaches un...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

This Has To Be The Most Rabidly Annoyed Article Regarding The #myHealthRecord So Far.
This popped up on my radar last week:My Health Record could mean a death sentence! by George_Helon 14th Dec 2018 7:38 AM Living with multiple, complex and chronic health conditions I have been in-and-out of hospitals (general and emergency admissions) throughout my life and attended at numerous specialist appointments both here in Australia and overseas. Now for people like myself, My Health Record sounds fantastic. But as they say, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is! The government promulgates that "My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. "When you have a My Health ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 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.
December 20, 2018 Edition.It has been a busy week n Trump land with the Chief of Staff and the Interior Secretary leaving, and the Special Counsel apparently very close to his final report. Or and Trump ’s fixer has dumped on him big time accusing him of criminality ++++. Trump is presently exploding with anger with the US Federal Reserve having raised interest rates against his wishes.Brexit seems to be going to a second referendum if I read the tea leaves correctly. He vote in Parliament is now happening mid-January!In OZ we have a New GG (David Hurley – ex NSW Governor) and the ALP Conference to catch up on....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Really It Seems no One At The ADHA Or The Department Of Health Can Organise Even The Simplest Register Amidst All Sorts Of Failures. What A Dog ’s Breakfast!
This appeared last week:Failure to transfer GP data blamed for vax record holes Researchers say the national register data is not up-to-date for 14% of childrenJocelyn Wright13th December 2018More than one in 10 children are incorrectly identified as overdue for a vaccine when in fact they ’re up-to-date, according to a national audit. And in many cases, problems with transferring vaccination records from GP software to the Australian Immunisation Register appear to be behind the errors — which can have far-reaching consequences for children and parents.Researchers from the National Centre for Immunis...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 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 - Week 22.
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.finder.com.au/opt-out-my-health-record-top-google-searchHow to opt-out of My Health Rec ord top Google search for Australi...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 17th December, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General CommentWell the Silly Season has arrived and it is time to have a break. Barring exciting news this will be the last full week with the last regular post on the 22nd December.Enjoy!-----https://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/dump-apps-automated-instruments-no-good-melanomaDump the apps: automated instruments 'no good for melanoma' Doctors w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

I Am Going To Make Four Courageous Predictions And One Assumption Regarding 2019 And The #myHealthRecord. It My Belief They Will Be Bankable Very Soon.
The assumption is that Labor forms the next Federal Government. With the polls looking the way they are I reckon I am on pretty safe ground.See here:Coalition trails Labor 45-55 in NewspollBy Aaron Patrick Updated 10 Dec 2018 — 9:11 AM, first published at 8:06 AMThe federal Coalition trails the Labor Opposition 45 to 55 per cent in the latest Newspoll, a big and consistent gap that suggests the removal of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cost the government half a million votes.Before the week that toppled Australia's t wenty-ninth prime minister, the Coalition's support on a two-party preferred basis was 49 per ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 453 – Results – 16th December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Should The ADHA Be Publicly Releasing The Full Usage And Access Statistics For The myHR As The Board Papers Clearly Show They Have Them?Yes 98% (115) No 1% (1) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 117 What an amazing poll. Most clearly believe the ADHA is wrongly much to secretive. The Chair was obviously the vote for more secrecy or was it Tim K? We will never know. Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great t urnout of votes! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 1/117 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many,...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 15th December, 2018.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.digitalhealth.net/2018/12/its-not-just-about-instant-messaging-we-need-an-integrated-secure-approach-to-clinical-communication/It ’s not just about instant messaging  – we need an integrated approach to clinical communicationDHI Admin – December 4, 2018There is little doubt that instant messaging is being used by clinicians...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

You Really Have To Wonder Why These Loopholes Were Not Closed Earlier. Health Information Seems To Be Going Around All Over!
This appeared last week:7 December 2018DHS allows police access to private health dataGovernment Medicolegal Posted by Felicity Nelson While public outrage over access to My Health Record (MHR) data has forced a legislative change in favour of greater privacy, the police have been quietly dipping into another honeypot of health data: PBS and MBS records.An investigation by The Medical Republic has revealed state, territory and federal police forces have sent around 2,600 requests a year for this sensitive health data to the Department of Human Services over the past two years. The department can legally disclose private he...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
December 13, 2018 Edition.Trump is at is again firing his Chief of Staff, which by my count, leaves only one adult in the room (Jim Mattis). This week we will see how the extradition from Canada of a ‘Chinese Princess’ will go – China is, of course, furious and so have grabbed a Canadian citizen. At least she is now out on bail. In parallel the trade issues with China seem to be a bit better in the last few days.Brexit looked like it would come to a head this week, but May survived and the mess seems worse - . Angela Merkel also has a successor.In OZ we have the pollies on holidays until Feb 12, 2019 afte...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Auditor General Is Going To Look In Detail At The #myHealthRecord!
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Digital Health Agency's implementation of the My Health Record system. Entity: Australian Digital Health Agency  Audit criteriaThe ANAO proposes to examine the: ·         implementation of My Health Record expansion to promote achievement of its purposes; ·         appropriateness of My Health Record risk assessment, management and monitoring; ·         effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation arra...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems Hospital Digital Health Might Have Been Implemented With Less Control And More Cost Than Desirable In Queensland.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

There Is A Fantasy That Data In Medical Records Is All Pretty Good. Sadly Not True It Seems.
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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 12, 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 21.
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.seek.com.au/job/37875042GM Strategy - ADHAClient Details Better use of data and technol ogy can help people live healthier...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 10th December, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----A really interesting week with all sorts of issues in Qld Health, Encryption, Private Data Leakage and so it goes on. You could not make this stuff up. The implications are pretty big I reckon.-----http://medicalrepublic.com.au/just-private-health-data-anyway/181937 December 2018DHS allows police access to private health dataGover...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 10rd December, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----A really interesting week with all sorts of issues in Qld Health, Encryption, Private Data Leakage and so it goes on. You could not make this stuff up. The implications are pretty big I reckon.-----http://medicalrepublic.com.au/just-private-health-data-anyway/181937 December 2018DHS allows police access to private health dataGover...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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

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

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 8th December, 2018.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/it-investment-china%E2%80%99s-hospital-system-estimated-reach-657-billion-yuan-2022IT investment in China ’s hospital system estimated to reach 65.7 billion yuan in 2022Beijing-based research consultancy Analysys’s report also notes that China’s medical system will shift its focus from basic digitalisation t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

It Seems That Germany Is Moving Ahead On Digital Health In Interesting Ways.
Last week I read this in the Wall St Journal ’s 10 Point Briefing:Today’s Question and AnswerIn response to our question about big tech getting involved in health care:Robert Bauer of California said: “No one else is doing it, so why not big tech? The only issues that I see are some proper controls on privacy and mining the data for more nefarious purposes. But some HIPPA legislation should be able to address that. When I was on a foreign assignment in Germany, at doctor visits all I had to do was give them my health-insurance card and they could access my complete records from a central database and see ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
December 06, 2018 Edition.As I type Trump is meeting with President Xi. Early reports say it went pretty well. Time will tell. George HW Bush's death has quietened things down a little!Best outcome of the G20 meeting so far has been Trump asking Morrison “What happened to Malcolm?”In the UK Theresa May is wandering around the UK trying to sell a pretty rubbish Brexit deal. A vote in Parliament is due in the next week or two and looks certain to fail.In Australia the Morrison Government is a  slow motion train crash with the pain just building. All sorts of Parliamentary nonsense these last few days. Queens...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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

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

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 20.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/news-and-events/news/opt-in-or-opt-outMedia release - Opt in or op t out of My Health Record at any t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 3rd December, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----An eclectic mix of articles with lots on AI and all sorts of other interesting material – enjoy the browse. Oh, and a big bit of news on the #myHealthRecord!-----https://www.zdnet.com/article/my-health-record-opt-out-officially-extended-to-january-31/My Health Record opt-out officially extended to January 31The House of Repr...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

AusHealthIT Poll Number 451 – Results – 2nd December, 2018.
Here are the results of the poll.Is The #myHealthRecord A 'Digital Dinosaur' As Described By Prof. John Halamka Of Harvard?Yes 99% (171) No 1% (1) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 172 What an amazing poll. Digital Dinosaur it forever is on that basis! Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual. A really, great turnout of votes! It must have been a very, very easy question as only 0/172 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was. Again, many, many thanks to all those that voted! David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - December 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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

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

I Think This Is Pretty Big News And Is A Pointer To Things To Come.
This appeared last week:Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records Under plans being discussed, Apple would create software allowing veterans to transfer health records to iPhones By Ben Kesling and Tripp Mickle Updated Nov. 21, 2018 3:28 p.m. ET Apple Inc. AAPL -0.05% is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans, a partnership that would simplify patients ’ hospital visits and allow the technology giant to tap millions of new customers, according to people familiar with the effort and emails reviewed by The Wall...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.
November 29, 2018 Edition.By the time you read this we will have had lots more news on the US / China Trade Wars and where exactly Brexit is heading. The G20 meeting on the weekend will be very interesting indeed!Additionally in OZ we will know the results of the Victorian State Election which may have all sorts of fall out – depending how it turns out.The result was an astonishing large scale win for Labor. It is now on for one and all in the lead up to the Federal Election next year.You have to assume Labor will win in a landslide….and with Julia Banks jumping ship earlier this week the implosion of the Gove...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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

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

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

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On The MyHR Debate And Related Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 19.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----https://pharmaphorum.com/views-and-analysis/digital-health-round-up-australias-health-records-night mare-continues-and-more/Digital he...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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

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

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 26th November, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----A quiet week on the non #myHealthRecord front. Just the odd stuff up and data breach to report and a few small policy shifts.Parliament is back today so it will be interesting to see where the #myHealthRecord legislation goes.-----https://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/teens-get-more-my-health-record-privacy-after-another-govern...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

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

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

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

Here Is A Good Logo To Have People Think About Opt-Out.
Courtesy of Consumers of Mental Health WA. Link: www.comhwa.org.au David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David. (Source: Australian Health Information Technology)
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs