I had a bit of a browse late Saturday afternoon.
News Item 1.
Well it’s a sell out!
“Registrations are now closed. There are no further positions available.
For further information about the National e-health Conference please contact Conference Management:
More browsing shows:
Under the workshops tab we now are given information about the workshops.
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Workshop Sessions Day 1
Conference workshop sessions will provide an opportunity for stakeholder groups to share their perspectives about the design and implementation planning for the PCEHR system. These sessions are part of the ongoing dialogue critical to the successful development and introduction of e-health in Australia.
There will be five separate workshops. At each, the same key themes will be discussed by a cross-section of stakeholder representatives drawn from consumers, healthcare providers, industry and government representatives.
Audience participation will be sought in each workshop, which will run for 75 minutes.
Workshop 1 – Where are we? Opportunities afforded by the PCEHR system
Panel members will discuss what they understand from their stakeholder perspective to be the key questions that need discussion as part of the implementation planning for the PCEHR system. Additionally, participants will be invited to discuss themes including privacy, consent, governance, scope and sustainability.
Workshop 2 – Making the PCEHR system work: Opportunities and Actions
Building on the first workshop, panelists will present their views about what is needed to “get down to business” so that people can begin using the PCEHR system from July 2012. Participants will be invited to discuss practicalities such as possible systems that may be ready to connect, data sources that can be used, legislation questions and change management frameworks.
Innovation Project Breakout Sessions Day 2
Innovative projects showcase
These sessions will showcase what is already happening in e-health in pockets across Australia, With a focus on online technologies, these innovative projects will demonstrate how e-health is already delivering benefits across the health care sector. Demonstrations will include embedded video footage of live scenario case studies. Participants will be involved in discussions focusing implementation practicalities and lessons to be shared.
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The information is found here.
As an exercise in vagueness the workshop descriptions rise to amazingly high levels!
And interestingly at least we now know that there will be a webcast!
Just click on the Webcast Tab that appeared yesterday.
The key sessions to watch will be Tuesday Morning when the luminaries presenting will tell us what the PCEHR is so it can be workshopped for 3 hours in the afternoon.
You can imagine just how much progress will be made with that!
What an amazing bit of nonsense this seems to be turning into.
I was told recently that no real technical capabilities or insight are required at the conference as it is all ‘high level’ and that the attendees have been selected on that basis. I note also some serious specialist journalists have seemingly been overlooked.
The time is quickly coming for those with serious intent to make it clear to Government that things must change and fast or we will be even more of an international laughing stock that we presently are if that is possible!