The following hit the RSS feed late yesterday.
Invitation to participate in Electronic Transfer of Prescription workshop - 27 November
NEHTA would like to offer Software Vendors the opportunity to participate in a 1 day workshop to review the Draft Electronic Transfer of Prescription (ETP) Release 1.0 package.
The Draft ETP Release 1.0 document set which was released on the 30 October defines the minimum requirements for the interoperable exchange of prescriptions between general practices and community pharmacies within Australia and is available at http://www.nehta.gov.au/e-communications-in-practice/emedication-management.
The workshop is part of a consultative process to gain national feedback on the proposed ETP Release 1.0 specifications and to ensure that vendors can gain an understanding of the program and clarify an issues or ambiguities with the Draft ETP specifications.
When: Friday 27 November 2009
Where: Christie Corporate, 320 Adelaide St, Brisbane
Time: 9:00am for a 9:30am start
Please Note that NEHTA will not be providing compensation for travel or accommodation and there are no sitting fees for this event.
If you would like to participate in this workshop, we request that you take time to review the ETP Document set and complete and email the registration form to Melissa Roach, Engagement Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations need to be received by the 20 November. The agenda will be provided to those that are interested in attending.
NEHTA looks forward to your attendance.
We have all seen the scale of the documentation – so 1 week would be really pushing it even if you could work on it pretty full time. The people they want to attend however also have day jobs I am sure!
Of course accommodation and travel to get there also seems to be off the table – and Brisbane is hardly the most central spot – or even NETHA headquarters.
Seems there is a bit of panic about the lack of progress in this ETP domain with commercial players live with systems, and Standards Australia really not resourced on the basis of current output to deliver quickly.
We have not only a bolted horse! It is leaving the district at a gentle canter knowing it will never be caught!