- The Australian
- December 11, 2015 12:00AM
Friday, December 18, 2015
It Is Important To Be Aware What The Media Is Saying About Our E-Health Leaders. Read And Enjoy.
This appeared last week:
We cannot forget the people with the responsibility for bringing both government and Australia’s innovation policy into the 21st century.
In policy — one of the most reviewed and workshopped domains there is — simplicity, coherence and impact are the new themes. These are the people demonstrating the change they want to see. They all speak of a new openness, a permission culture, the need to flatten hierarchies and dismantle silos. Forgiveness, not permission, will have to be their new motto.
Martin Bowles, Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Health: Martin Bowles speaks of a new public service with open-minded leaders and a “permission culture” which encourages information sharing. He touts a move from “very tactical thinking” to “think[ing] strategically about our health system”. Trial and error, learning from mistakes and the use of big data analytics to make decisions are the new mantras. Change across the department is designed to encourage public servants to shift to being “stewards of the system”, not the owners. Bowles’ department is challenged to deliver better health outcomes to Australians at lower cost through encouraging competition.
Peter Fleming, CEO, National E-Health Transition Authority: Peter Fleming leads Australia’s National E-Health Transition Authority, a government body supporting the uptake of digital solutions. He has led the rollout of a $467 million project to deliver the e-health record system — a summary of a patient’s health. It is a vital part of the health-reform agenda to make the system more agile and sustainable. NEHTA manages a world-class data service of product information in Australia. This year it released a number of new services for GPs, hospitals and pharmacies, which will help to create a critical mass of users and improve the implementation of digital solutions in the sector.
Lots more here:
I pass on these vignettes without comment!
Enjoy and feel free to comment yourself.
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Friday, December 18, 2015