This blog is totally independent, unpaid and has only three major objectives.
The first is to inform readers of news and happenings in the e-Health domain, both here in Australia and world-wide.
The second is to provide commentary on e-Health in Australia and to foster improvement where I can.
The third is to encourage discussion of the matters raised in the blog so hopefully readers can get a balanced view of what is really happening and what successes are being achieved.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Now It Is Clear Just Why We Are Seeing The E-Health Policy Nonsense That Is Happening At Present.
This very interesting report appeared a day or so ago.
It explains just why so many Anonymous contributors comment on the blog and why the comments often seem to be so well informed.
It explains why a policy as conceptually stupid as the present design of the NEHRS is still, seemingly, being fully supported by DoHA despite the fact so many within DoHA know just how big a ‘dog’ they are stuck with and the mess that is going to be left after the whole thing is quietly shelved.
It explains why there is no properly informed debate in the public domain on the NEHRS initiative.
The terror which the Government feels in the face of well-informed criticism is pretty clear from the spin applied to various e-Health events. I almost choked on those infamous Wheaties when I discovered the Stakeholder Forum held by NEHTA last week had the amazing sobriquet of “NEHTA Stakeholder “Super Summit” - “Rallying the eHealth Champions””. What an inspiring event that must have been for all the brainwashed converted.
That this spinning has been going on for ages becomes clear when you read here:
It is very sad that what should be a really non-controversial e-Health strategy gets corrupted and distorted by a combination of lack of public discussion and review - remember how the initial release of the National E-Health Strategy was just a summary rather than the details - and spin.