Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I Just Love So-Called Research Reports That Pretend They Know What Is Going On In E-Health In Australia.

This appeared a few days ago.

Australia - E-Health, E-Education, E-Government-Market Analysis, Growth, Trends and Forecast

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.
The full report summary is here:
Here is the E-Health TOC.

4. E-Health

4.1 Overview, Stats and Analysis
4.1.1 The Health Care Market
4.1.2 E-health in the context of BuddeComm research
4.1.3 Introduction e-health
4.1.4 White Paper calls for National Telehealth Strategy
4.1.5 Budget 2013: e-Health overview
4.1.6 Survey Results
4.1.7 The national health reform
4.1.8 Healthcare – ‘no outcome, no income’
4.1.9 BT’s e-Health plans for Australia
4.1.10 Optimising e-health
4.1.11 Analysis by Frost & Sullivan
4.1.12 Medical technology industry
4.2 Pilots and Projects
4.2.1 E-health projects and initiatives
4.2.2 Digital Regions Initiative
4.2.3 R&D projects and initiatives
4.2.4 Private initiatives
4.2.5 Telstra’s e-health initiatives
4.2.6 Health insurance - Health.com
4.3 National Broadband Network – E-Health
4.3.1 E-health in the context of BuddeComm research
4.3.2 E-health – Killer App on the NBN
4.3.3 NBN based e-health projects
4.3.4 E-health – key to the success of NBN – analysis
4.4 Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR)
4.4.1 PCEHR timeline to 2014
4.4.2 Users can control their PCEHR
4.4.3 Wave 1 and 2
4.4.4 Other Projects
4.4.5 Design and implement contract awarded
4.4.6 Review of the PCEHR project
4.4.7 Roll out on target
4.4.8 Expected benefits of PCEHR
4.4.9 Additional funding for imaging record
4.4.10 GPs get paid for record collation
4.4.11 Online delivery of health documents
4.4.12 Project outsourcing
4.4.13 The most vulnerable need our assistance with e-health – PCEHR analysis
4.4.14 Market surveys
The full table of contents is here:
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.
Here is the link
It would be much more useful to see what Paul thinks is the impact of the changed NBN Implementation plans on e-Health. For me slightly slower but quicker would not be a bad thing overall!

What do you think?

Feel free to highlight the oddness and imbalance in the collection of headings offered.
My sense is reading here would be almost as useful - but I would say that - but then again the blog is free! At least no one can say it is not worth the price of reading....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic example of cheer-leading / evangelising a politically correct viewpoint most likely incentivised by public funding versus a realistic appraisal.

There may be some new market research or competitive intelligence info in here, but you will not gain a true appreciation of the market and competitive landscape because of the inherent bias.