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:
Handbook release pushed back
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!
Posted by Dr David More MB PhD FACHI at Friday, March 17, 2017