Tuesday, May 13, 2014
It Seems indecisiveness Reigns In The Department Of Health. Can’t Figure Out What To Do After Four Months!
This appeared tonight.
Summary: Australia's e-health system will push on in its current form while the federal government plans a response to a recent review into the system.
Until the Australian federal government, and its Minister for Health Peter Dutton respond to the recently completed review into Australia's personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) system, the PCEHR will push on with AU$140.6m in funding for this financial year.
Perceived as an underutilised system, earlier this year it was revealed in Senate Estimates that the system had moved from 900,000 registered users in November 2013 to 1.4 million customers by late February 2014.
Dutton, however, aimed up at the lack of clinicians using the system, what he labelled as a rushed implementation by the former government, and stated that the federal government would look to make the system more "practical".
Lots more here:
Seems the Government is clueless - after 4 months can’t figure out what to do.
Astonishing! Clearly the Department and the Minister are not in agreement on the way forward.
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Tuesday, May 13, 2014