Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The ABC Is Covering The E-Health Program More Regularly It Seems. A Good Thing Indeed.

The World Today had coverage again today. Again a few more concerns being aired.
12:42:00 05/06/2012

E-health records spark litigation fears

Just weeks away from the proposed July 1 start date for personally controlled e-health records, and there's still furious division over how the scheme should operate. Doctors are worried that they can't trust the records if patients can alter them, while patients say they can't trust the system if they can't control what's on the record.
Here is the link to the audio:
As always there will be a transcript a little later in the day
This will be found here when it is ready.
It is interesting to hear just how nervous the medical indemnity insurers are and also of note the Health Minister did not feel the need to say anything.
As you will see from the transcript which is published in a few hours there will be very little actually happening before September - do the whole thing is feeling like a ‘damp squib’.


Anonymous said...

But they can't trust that a patient will disclose everything when they verbally recite their medical history. We need to compare with the current state, not with some ideal state.

These issues should have been debated at least 6 months ago though.

Anonymous said...

These issues were debated at length from the start. But how convenient to start debating them now if you don't want to play ball...