Sunday, March 06, 2016

A Decade Of AushealthIT Blog - My How Time Flies!

It is now a decade ago since I kicked off this blog and it has been an amazing ride.

In the decade we have had legal letters from NEHTA, paid blogger attacks and all sorts of other bizarre things happen. We have outlived most with ehealthcentral.com.au disappearing when its Govt. funding was cut and ehealthspace.org having disappeared in the last few weeks.

The blog has also had 4128 posts and an amazing 10820 comments. According to Blogger there have been 3,073,021 page views over the decade.

It has been a fun, and I hope, overall, a positive contribution to Australian e-Health. Finally, time will tell I guess.

Many thanks to all who have read and commented and made the blog what it is - much more than the prattling on of one commentator and his view of the world.

I hope I can last a few more years - if only to see some sanity eventually prevail.

Thanks to all again!

David.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you David. It hasn't been a good 10 years for national e-health in this country, and you have given a voice to the frustration felt by the disenfranchised e-health community, beholden to successive governments hell bent on doing the wrong thing for presumably often the right reason.

Anonymous said...

Dear David
More please…:)

Oliver Frank said...

Dear David, You have played a valuable role in finding and publishing much information that we otherwise may not have seen, and in providing a forum for us to discuss and debate the events (and non-events) of the past ten years.

If and when we ever manage to establish some awards for those who have contributed significantly to Australian clinical informatics, I will be nominating you for one of them!

Best wishes and I hope that you keep going for another ten years.

Anonymous said...

I attended a workshop Friday for which I was expecting a roundtable to discuss the future of health informatics under the Australian Digital Health Agency, how collaboration around various architecture views would be done and what support functions could be developed to support adoption and learning. Although short notice I was happy to take the opportunity to engage around a critical subject such as informatics, especially as this looked like a break from the old ivory tower approach so common in the past . In attendance were members of NEHTA, Jurisdictions and even someone (as I was informed from the Taskforce leading the transition for this new agency). The day had its moments and there was some interesting insights tabled, it mostly felt ill prepared and disjointed. Sadly I came away feeling like those setting direction did not grasp the complexity of the problem. I really did not come away with a sense that the common problem of how to and when to engage clinicians was resolved any further than agreeing it is a challenge, which we all know but the problem is broader than clinicians agreeing a clinical archetype. The solutions being mentioned, well thanks but no thanks, not really heading in our direction and takes a pretty narrow view of the world.

I cannot point the readers towards any formal communications on NEHTA or Ocean Informatics website about this workshop, so I am guessing open and transparencies starts next week.
If this is a sign of things to come the AMA and RACGP can sit back the whole thing is going to implode through lack of basic architecture appreciation and rubbish strategy.

Anonymous said...

Re 8:11 .... The day had its moments
(1) it mostly felt ill prepared and disjointed.
(2) I came away feeling like those setting direction did not grasp the complexity of the problem.
(3) I did not come away with a sense that the common problem of how to and when to engage clinicians was resolved any further than agreeing it is a challenge.

Basically they have not moved one iota in understanding what they are doing wrong in almost a decade despite being told time and time again. First Reinecke was in charge, then Flemming and now Madden ..... none of them knew/know when to apply the brakes. ... there are no brakes.

Michael Legg said...

It may well be appropriate that this is the tin anniversary. Perhaps we'll see some steel and silk in coming years from our Government's efforts.

Congratulations! There will be wide recognition of your contribution in due course but it may take a while my friend.