Quote Of The Year

Quote Of The Year - Paul Shetler - "Its not Your Health Record it's a Government Record Of Your Health Information"

Thursday, March 23, 2006

NEHTA and Benefits Realisation

It is an excellent move for NEHTA to start thinking about how benefits are to be realised from investments in Health IT. They have just released a short paper describing their plans for the next 12 months and, knowing the background of the project leader, they will get a good job done.

There is only one fly in the ointment. No matter who is assessing benefits opportunities they need to be clear as to what strategic implementation plan it is they are assessing the benefits of!

One can only hope that very soon NEHTA takes us all into their confidence and lets us know just what this plan is and what it involves.

Only with that done, and a costing of the strategy planned developed, will the first step of my master plan for e-health be underway, i.e. the development of a national business case that can mobilise government and public support.

We will all be watching NEHTA closely over the next few weeks to see what comes.

David

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