Thursday, November 12, 2015

Breaking News - The Senate Has Just Passed The E-Health Bill!

So - off to the Sir G.G. for signature, and to become law.

What a misguided farce!

David.

8 comments:

Karen Dearne said...

Yeah, the gravy train has left the station. Richard Royle and Steve Hambleton, lead authors of the so-called 2013 PCEHR Review, have each been handed $201,625 for "organisational structure consultation".

They are both members of the ACeH implementation taskforce steering committee - chaired by Ms Robyn Kruk - and their contracts run from 15/10/15 until 30/06/16.

Who knows what services they will be providing, apart from committee membership, but that's around $5680 per week for the period. And when did those two become e-health experts?

Makes one wonder how much the chair and the other eight members will be paid.

Btw, Hambleton is in his second year as chairman of NEHTA - does that constitute double-dipping?

NEHTA's "key management personnel" - the "independent directors" and "executive managers" -awarded themselves financial compensation totalling $3.7 million during the most recent financial year, according to the Annual Report.

Staff costs and contractors took $31 million of the total $79.3m in revenue, but at least this time they reported a $5.3m surplus for the FY, compared to the $12.6m deficit previously

Karen Dearne said...

Ernst & Young is also back in the saddle again today - $211,800 for labour services in relation to e-health "corporate objectives or policy development", between October 2015 and end of June 2016.

Stay tuned, folks

Anonymous said...

Richard and Steve are probably practicing building eHealth systems out of Bamboo and coconuts right now. They will we ready to assume the high priest role in the Cargo cult. It will look real, with glossy brochures. They expect the cargo to arrive when everything looks real...

Anonymous said...

I see eHealth more as a cut-and-come-again cake. We're on the fourth or fifth round, now

Anonymous said...

There will be lots of glossy brochures,nothing surer! Have you seen the NeHTA Annual Report? Always famous for its scenes of "glamorous" relevance, this one surpasses itself with idiotic and untrue "scenarios" that do not stand up to scrutiny.

NeHTA and Health spend a lot on "communications"...

I think poor old Hambleton and Royle have been well and truly dudded - hope there's a performance component to their lavish emolument...

Feel sorry for them really, but didnt they have the nous to see beyond the waving $$$$s??? No????

Anonymous said...

Just wait until the system gets hacked.

ACeH will claim it's Health's fault, Health will blame NEHTA, NEHTA won't exist.

Hey presto! A perfect defence and probably the real reason for all the changes.

Anonymous said...

A simple question I cannot find a straight answer to - if the opt-out trails do not go beyond a trial or the whole experiment gets shelved, what happens to MY information? Or is it now the governments information?

Anonymous said...

Forget any assumption around the trials failing, this is conscription pure and simple, get another million or so subscribers and the system reaches the tipping point, the benefit of meaningful numbers with have been reached, no minister will want the burden of mothballing it.