Tuesday, August 25, 2015
We Really Have To Hope That The New ACeH Will Be Rather More Open And Better Than NEHTA.
This appeared a few days ago.
Created on Friday, 21 August 2015
As part of ongoing product development NEHTA conducted a market survey to identify potential areas of improvement to the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT). The survey results were used to prioritise areas for development. One priority area identified was dose based prescribing (acute care).
Through a series of workshops and previous communications, NEHTA engaged with clinical representatives from various state health jurisdictions, vendors who provide software to those jurisdictions, and others in an effort to define standardised terminology to support dose based prescribing.
An open review of the resulting draft reference sets is now underway.
If you are interested in participating in the review, please contact Naomi Graham on email Naomi.Graham@nehta.gov.au or phone (02) 8298 2693. Feedback is due by close of business Friday 4 September to Emma.Black@nehta.gov.au.
All feedback will be collated and analysed to form the final content for the first release of Route of Administration, Dosage Form and Dose Frequency reference sets. The reference sets are scheduled for the November 2015 release of SNOMED CT-AU.
The release is found here:
A few of questions.
1. Where is the link to the list of priorities and how they were ranked with an explanation of how the survey was being conducted and who was consulted?
2. What were the previous communications?
3. Why an emphasis on providers to the jurisdictions - what about the rest of the e-Health domain.
4. Why does the release not explain what a ‘Dose Based Prescribing Reference Sets’ are?
5. Why just a couple of weeks to respond?
It is because of this sort of nonsense we are seeing the back of NEHTA - and frankly they richly deserve to be going - given their non-transparency and failure to understand they exist to serve NOT rule!
Good riddance - you have been a dismal failure. If, as an organisation, you had even been half useful this would not have been your fate - so your score card is pretty clear!
Posted by Dr David More MB PhD FACHI at Tuesday, August 25, 2015