Quote Of The Year

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


H. L. Mencken - "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."

Friday, February 13, 2009

Major Release Alert for Monday 16 February 2009.

Just a short note to alert interested parties that the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission due to release its interim report on Monday!

Presumably the report will be available here:


This has been a long and complex process and it will be interesting to see what comes from it, especially in the area of e-Health.

The commission's report will be released by commission chairwoman Christine Bennett at the National Press Club in Canberra on Monday.

The excitement / hope builds! (Or maybe I am just a hopeless optimist)



Trevor3130 said...

We need a couple of experts in workplace reorganisation to explain to Ms Roxon how the $$ saved from Health
bureaucrats paid to do nothing
can be instantly converted into budget for Health IT, without 90% of it going into consultancies and another layer of admin.

Unknown said...

oh yes. pay the experts instead ;)

sadly, this doesn't seem to be how everyone has decided that 'government' works ... :(

i've lost count of how many times i've been told 'that's not how government works' or 'but this is government' or similar.


logic. politicians [... well, no, the rest should be obvious]

Anonymous said...

I too sigh with you. It is so frustrating to discuss with the bureaucrats a new and novel way of addressing some of the knottier issues in ehealth, and to have them agree that the ideas, whilst original, very creative and a great way to move forward, wouldn't work for one simple reason - "the government doesn't work that way but if it did the suggestions would be invaluable!" I always ask - "so why don't we look at how we might be able to help Government change the way it works in order to solve the problem" and the answer one gets is "oh we couldn't do that because its never been done before".

What all this simply means is "there is no leadership with sufficient IQ to understand and overcome this unbelievable roadblock mentality".