First Assistant Secretary
With that made clear what about the report itself?
My Overall Perspective On the PCEHR Review.1. The key architectural flaws of the PCEHR are not understood and solutions for remedy proposed, neither is there any clarity as to what the system is to do and how it is not actually do it and for whom. It is also clear the panel really did not have a handle on what benefits the PCEHR can actually deliver.
2. If implemented as suggested the system will still not be successful as a valuable clinical tool I believe.
3. To do what is recommended and nothing more will be expensive and has the feel of ‘applying lipstick on a pig’.
4. The lack of real e-Health expertise involved in undertaking this review really shows.
5. Unless opt-out is implemented with great care and much effort around data quality and reliability disaster awaits. This means the change must be slow, incremental and frequently reviewed.
6. Clinical Safety issues are skated over.
7. The fate of the important AMT is not properly identified.
8. DoH and NEHTA have been hopeless in the Governance of Australian e-Health.
9. This is a seriously missed opportunity to make a sensible difference.
Sadly I could not go much above 2/10 for a score.
Sad about that. I look forward to seeing what the Government decides to do. There is no way at all this document could be described as a comprehensive plan for e-Health as Mr Dutton claimed in December.