Some will be aware that in the last month or so NEHTA has been running a range of sessions to brief clinicians on its plans for Health Identifiers and the Individual EHR.
As many will be aware for some reason the Health Informatics Community was not represented at these briefings.
For this reason I thought it would be a good idea to let the readership of the blog see some of what was presented and discussed
Please download the information from this link.
There seems to me to be a good deal more detail on all sorts of things than we have seen to date, and certainly NEHTA has updated the house documentation style dramatically.
I would really love views (as comments on the blog) from Health Informatics professionals on the plans outlined here. NEHTA still seems to think it can speak ‘ex-cathedra’ rather than getting expert comment before asking clinicians and the public what they think.
I can’t see any restrictions on these documents so I think it is good to have them more widely distributed.
Anyway NEHTA is a publicly owned company and we own them so we are entitled to know just what it is they are up to! – Unless there is financial risk to the Commonwealth – and there is not -they have no right to be so secretive.