Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Submission Posting Process is Being Pretty Glacial. It Needs To Speed Up!

Just so you know how hard it is to get a submission in and noticed!

Here is the header from my submission posting:

Submission on the NEHTA ConOps For The Proposed PCEHR

From: davidgm@optusnet.com.au Wed, 18 May 2011 15:21:20 +1000

From: David More


Dear Sir / Madam

Please find attached my Submission regarding the ConOps for the planned PCEHR.

I would be grateful if is published along with any other public submissions received and I authorise the Department to place it on their web-site.

I would also be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of the Submission and that it has reached the right part of the Department.

Many thanks.


I finally got this response on 27/05/2011 (after multiple follow-ups). And after some helpful intervention at high level.

“Dear Dr More

Thank you for your interest the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system and in particular for your feedback on the draft Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system.

The Department received your initial submission on the 18/5/2011and follow-up email correspondence dated 20/5/2011 and 25/5/201. We are now processing this material as part of the collation and analysis of feedback received during this public consultation process.

The Department apologises for any confusion created by not acknowledging receipt of your emails earlier.

The Department’s position with regard to feedback provided during this consultation process, as stated on the website and in the draft Concept of Operations (page vi), was the individual responses would not be provided.

However, we appreciate the time taken to provide your submission and look forward to hearing from you in the future.

If you have any further queries, please contact PCEHR Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, on (02) 6289 7351.”

To date 31 submissions have appeared - mostly very short. We can only hope the meat appears in the next few days!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is very good to see The Australasian College of Health Informatics Submission has now been listed.