This blog is totally independent and has only three major objectives.
The first is to inform readers of news and happenings in the e-Health domain, both here in Australia and world-wide.
The second is to provide commentary on e-Health in Australia and to foster improvement where I can.
The third is 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.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I Just Love So-Called Research Reports That Pretend They Know What Is Going On In E-Health In Australia.
New Market Research Report Added in MarketResearchReports.Biz Reports Database:Australia - E-Health, E-Education, E-Government
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/16/2014 -- Digital productivity the next frontier in the economy .....
Efficiency levels in the healthcare sector are among the lowest in the economy – estimated by IBM to be minus 40%. Through e-health $30 billion can be saved over a 10-year period. Healthcare is clearly becoming an area where key killer applications emerge – applications that utilise truly high-speed broadband networks.
As the financing of the public health systems in Australia becomes increasingly costly an opportunity exists to lower costs through more effective use of web services for healthcare consumers. With widely available and cost-effective ICT developments in data analytics, M2M and high-speed broadband infrastructure, e-health is enabling customers to benefit from advances in medical technology and medical services.
The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) is a key enabler in that policy and a report on these developments is included.
While broader economic conditions in Australia remain subdued, spending on e-health solutions is likely to continue.
In the report we also list the key projects in Australia. We provide an overview of trials, both publicly- and privately-funded, and initiatives in e-health, with an overview of pilot programs as well.
Just why anyone would want to spend US$1100 on this report rather eludes me.
The report is published by Buddecom which is a communications consultancy run by Paul Budde who is an unremitting NBN enthusiast and who used to suggest that the Fibre to the Home NBN was vital and necessary for the success of e-Health.
To be fair, however, a few years ago he did note the thought there were some problems with e-Health at a strategic level - which is real hard to argue with!
Sadly 4 years later the success still seems a little distant on both fronts.