The following appeared on www.6minutes.com.au today.
NEHTA plan launched
- By Michael Woodhead on 13 July 2011
The e-health management agency NEHTA has launched its strategic plan (see link) for 2011-2012, giving expected milestones for the rollout of key programs such as the PCEHR.
The link to the article is here:
I have to say it is a fun 112 page read. Allt he usual motherhood and obfuscation. That it was established in 2005 and the sole major outcome seems to be an unused Health Identifier System in 2011 makes one wonder about value for money from all this.
It seems NEHTA has a ‘new mandate’ on Page 4 - But then not a whisper about what it is. Amazing stuff.
Seems the future begins at June 30, 2012 as that is the last date where there is anything happening that NEHTA seems to be involved in at any point after that. They certainly are not planning for it.
Does NEHTA know something we don’t?
One really has to wonder why there is not a 2 page summary the explains what NEHTA has done and when they will deliver something real and tangible that actually has made a difference to patients. Six years (+ 10s of millions of dollars) and still no delivery on that criteria as best I can tell.
Worse the Orwellian NEHTA Mega Plan (Slide 103 and others) makes the skin crawl. Who are these people and what delusions are they operating under?
Read and enjoy. (link in short quote)