Renai LeMay of the Australian Financial Review sent me this URL an hour or so ago.
What it shows is that neither the Health Information Society of Australia (HISA) or the Australian College of Health Informatics have been invited to the summit on the NEHTA Shared EHR (or whatever its new name is). Of course the GPCG and the MSIA are also left out.
This is just nonsense and it now becomes clear the influence of the ‘Dear Leader’ continues unabated in terms of consultation and communication.
It is offensive and a joke that this so called summit should be conducted with no one focussed on e-Health and no one who could really understand, in depth, NEHTA’s proposals.
If this oversight is not fixed in the next few days – you can be sure NEHTA will have lost the confidence of all those who could make its projects work.
Late note: I have also now been told by e-mail other obvious exclusions seem to also include:
- Standards Australia
- Consumer Health Forum
- The peak privacy lobbies - only Privacy Commissioner invited
All these groups have a major interest in the area.