Friday, March 17, 2017

With The Apparent Long Term Issues In The Relationship Between Standards Australia And The ADHA I Wonder Where This All Fits?

This appeared last week:

Delay to digital hospital standards guide

Handbook release pushed back
George Nott (Computerworld) 09 March, 2017 08:44
The release of Standards Australia's Digital Hospitals Handbook has been pushed back to later this year.
As recently as last month, the independent, government-approved standards body, had said the document was on track for a March release, but today reset expectations.
"Our ambition had been to have this handbook ready earlier in this year. It's still under draft with an expectation that it will be published later this year," Standards Australia CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans told the Digital Healthcare Summit in Sydney today.
The handbook – originally proposed by Department of Health and Human Services Victoria – will lay out a set of principles and recommendations that inform the design and implementation of digital hospitals, Evans said.
Work on the handbook, which will be the first of its kind in the world, started in 2015, led by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council and the National Health CIO Forum. Since then a long-list of organisations, including government bodies, clinicians associations and engineers have been involved, Evans said.
When released the handbook – IT039 – will include a clear definition of 'digital hospital', and guidance relating to systems architecture and design, programme management, business case formulation, leadership, staffing, risk management, governance, change management and continuing operations. UnitingCare's St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay, which opened in 2014, was used as an exemplar.
There is an Australian e-Health Standards web site. It is found here:
Sadly it has not been updated in at least 2 years as far as one can tell.
Does anyone know what is actually going on with this work and who is doing it. I am sure many of us would like to know?
Comments are encouraged!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would guess it has more to do with the respected and well governed quality processes standards (well most) have in place, rather than the closing of the standards office at ADHA and redundancies of those involved, ( I believe they were redundancies not dismissals), ADHA has made it loud and clear that standards are off the agenda for now, and recent publications and announcements would indicate quality controls are descoped.

Yes two, now one ADHA employee was leading this.