Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AusHealthIT Poll Number 171 – Results – 12th June, 2013.

The question was:

Do You Believe It Is Appropriate For Public Funds To Be Spent On Enrolling Individual Citizens In The PCEHR Program Rather Than More General Promotion Of The System?

Yes 27% (15)
Probably 2% (1)
Neutral 0% (0)
Probably Not 11% (6)
No 55% (30)
I Have No Idea 5% (3)
Total votes: 55
This is a pretty clear outcome. A clear majority said it was not appropriate.
Again, many thanks to those that voted! 


AJ Jack said...

Now that the government IS promoting it more generally, you can do a survey that other way around and the generally negative audience of this blog will probably tell that is inappropriate as well.

Dr David More MB PhD FACHI said...

Listen AJ,

Feel free to comment but if you keep being critical of other readers I will not be passing your comments onto the blog.

You add NO value criticizing others.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

This balance thing.

The header to the blog says “to encourage discussion of the matters raised in the blog so hopefully readers can get a balanced view of what is really happening and what successes are being achieved”

This blog is not a publically funded media organisation, it is a blog for people to make comments as they see fit. The comments are on “what is really happening”. If “what is happening” is perceived to be less than successful, then the comments will reflect that.

I think some people are conflating “a balanced view” with “the balance of views” (what the commenters, as a group, think).

IMHO, there is no obligation on an individual to present “a balanced view”, whatever that might mean when commenting on something that doesn’t seem to work well or to make sense.

If most commentators think that the PCeHR as a project is less than successful, then the balance of their views will reflect this.

And if anyone doesn’t like to hear criticism or views that challenge their own, then there are two obvious solutions – don’t read the blog, or make your own comments.

Anonymous said...

"You add NO value criticizing others."
True - but he is reading this blog - so there must be some value for Mr Jack himself in reading it. It is a great place to see what is happening in health IT, and to see what people think. It would be nice if Mr Jack commented on the content of the blog, rather than be "generally negative" himself about the blog and its audience.
Give him a chance - he probably needs more experience and knowledge about ehealth.

Anonymous said...


Use your moderation powers with great discretion. If Mr Jack is obscene or offensive in an insulting manner then by all means censor his/her views accordingly.

On the other hand, if his/her views, while supportive of the ehealth establishment and party-line, are only misguided as potentially judged by yourself or other readership, then please publish them unimpeded and unaltered as he/she is only expressing their views via this channel.

I'm not at all offended that he/she believes general comments placed here are negative and/or against the grain of the well taxpayer-funded establishment, in fact I find it complementary as it indicates the contrarian message is accurate and effectively getting through.

He/she can get all the pro spin and drivel from the well taxpayer funded channels from the bureaucrats and QANGO sycophants, and possibly he/she may well be one of them!

Let's not stifle criticism of each other’s arguments, as that is the nature and principle of sound, healthy debate. Please don't censor Mr Jack's views, as misguided as they well may be as he/she is equally entitled to them.

But you can be sure to draw the line at ad hominem style offensive posts as that doesn't add value for anyone, least of all the misguided posting offender.

Dr David More MB PhD FACHI said...

Good People,

I won't be censoring comments making points - just not posting those that are unnecessarily critical of the general readership of the blog.

I am more than happy for anyone to make their point - and to let that stand or fall on its merits.


Freddy said...

Please also keep in mind that according to the internet, Mr Jack is currently employed at a Medicare Local, which may explain some of the positions that he takes.

Anonymous said...

Yes as a Telehealth Business Support Officer Western NSW Medicare Local