- The Australian
- June 26, 2014
“He tempered his view of NEHTA as a whole, however, stating that the organisation had done good work in terms of the national medicines terminology, SNOMED CT and the individual healthcare identifier.”
“Dr Hambleton told 6minutes he thought NETA had done “an enormous amount of good work” and that his challenge will be to leverage off many of the initiatives already in place such as Personal Child Health Records (PCHR), secure message protocol and the new classification system for diseases.”
“We can’t be driven by the techos,” Dr Hambleton said in August.
“Dr Hambleton will spend several months reviewing NEHTA's current situation, with his appointment effective immediately. He replaces former chair David Gonski, who has concluded his constitutionally allowable term. Dr Hambleton will also continue to practise medicine.”
I found it interesting the some things that were picked out as ‘good bits’ I would suggest had made very little impact, if any, to date.
I am also a little concerned by Dr Hambleton’s view that NEHTA will go on forever and that e-Health is an unambiguously ‘good thing’. I am sure many would be concerned with a lot of this!
I am also a little concerned there is some misunderstanding of just what influence a part time chairman can have - or are there plans we don't know about?