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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.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Magical Thinking And The Search For Relevance - Ms Ley And The myHR.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will today meet with health department officials for the first time since the Coalition’s re-election bid for was almost derailed by Labor’s so-called ‘Mediscare’ campaign.
Ms Ley will also tell a Health Informatics Society conference almost four million Australians have an electronic My Health Record.
“In order to make our Health Care Homes work, we need innovative digital health ideas to help PHNs and primary health professionals to better co-ordinate and manage chronic disease,” Ms Ley will say.
“We need these ideas to link into the My Health Record and we need them to engage with the patient, so they can better self-care.”
The fate of the Medicare payments system — already holding back reform and compliance measures — is unclear, with Labor’s claim it would be privatised or sold prompting Mr Turnbull to rule out outsourcing in favour of an internal upgrade.