Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Can We Read Anything Into This Announcement? Might Be A Straw In The Wind.
This appeared a late last week.
Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2015
The AMT Support Group structure is changing to an open forum, an opportunity exists for interested individuals to participate in the ongoing development of the AMT.
If you have a background in medicines management and are keen to be involved, please forward an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting (via teleconference) is scheduled for Wednesday 29 April 2015 10 am – 12 pm AUS Eastern Daylight Time.
The Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is produced by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to standardise identification of medicines for use within Australian electronic medicine management systems. A Support Group consisting of clinicians, jurisdiction representatives and computer system vendors meets regularly to provide expert guidance on relevant terminology issues.
For more information on the AMT see http://www.nehta.gov.au/our-work/clinical-terminology or email email@example.com
Here is the link.
NEHTA does not have a track record of asking for expert input in forums from the e-Health Community as far as I recall so I was prompted to ask myself why now?
Might it be NEHTA is seeing major change on the way and so is beginning - after almost a decade - to change its ways or is it preparing to be shut down?
The AMT is currently a topic of hot dinner party conversation so why the AMT for volunteer input?
What do readers think is going on - other explanations?
There is an advertisement currently on Seek for a Senior Legal Counsel - and it has a contract and date of June 30, 2015.
Here is the link:
We need to keep an eye out for other hints, given the secrecy we see around e-Health at present!
Posted by Dr David More MB PhD FACHI at Wednesday, March 25, 2015