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Sunday, June 18, 2017

AusHealthIT Poll Number 375 – Results – 18th June, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.

Do You Believe A National Digital Health Interoperability Strategy That Takes Five Weeks To Develop Will Be Worthwhile And Useful?

Yes 3% (6)

No 97% (216)

I Have No Idea 0% (1)

Total votes: 223

The numbers speak for themselves. The vast majority reckon they are wasting their time with the project as tendered for. Hard to disagree.

A really great turnout of votes!

Again, many, many thanks to all those that voted!



Anonymous said...

I am wondering if the value back to the tax payer is over stated in this RFA, that or this is a). An attempt to create some relevant for someone loosing stuff to put their name against, b) is simply and attempt to spend a badly managed budget, c) to meet some KPI.

Incompentance or dishonesty? Not sure, either one is not a good reflection on the trust placed in the ADHA. I get the feeling the Strategy is a bit wish washy and they have been told to do something more grounded in tangable and measurable goals.

Anonymous said...

Dr Ian Colclough said "Sadly I have seen nothing resembling a strategy to which I would give any credence for a very long time. The draft strategy prepared and circulated by the Department as a precursor to the establishment of the ADHA was lacking in substance, logic and comprehension. Disappointingly despite attempts to help the Department to understand senior management quite simply did not want to know.

Anonymous said...

The tender and timelines are smoke and mirrors, Tim wanted some out of the way to leave the path open to return favours, a certain senior leader from Telstra will come out of retirement rumour has it.

Anonymous said...

11:12 PM That would not surprise, this seems a general trend. I guess it is the slow extraction of Accenture , Oracle and Orion and a replacement of Telstra. Telstra is certainly demonstrating its ability to secure top eHealth contracts over lattes in Canberra and the current Registries project demonstrates they can fail just as Canberra likes it.

Anonymous said...

@11:12 PM & 7:35 PM your references to smoke and mirrors, a return of favours, and eHealth contracts over lattes suggests questionable practices and a hint of corruption.

Anonymous said...

or incompetence? As has been pointed out elsewhere, Health has not covered itself in glory. Maybe they are just incapable of working out what they should be doing, how to do it, are desperate for advice and can't tell good advice from vested interest.

Maybe a health minister with more than a couple of brain cells to rub together will come along and drain the swamp. We live in hope.

Anonymous said...

Questionable practices quite possibly, corruption maybe a bit strong, there is envidence of widespread bending of the rules. This is nothing new, once you know the system, bureaucracy is easily manipulated by those who create it. Sadly the few are paint the majority of hard working honest bureaucrats and elected representatives with a tainted brush.

Anonymous said...

Simply being the norm, or under the guise of networking or feathering ones nest does not make it right. When those responsible for ensuring policies and practices adherence are those enacting Questionable practices there is little that can be done. After all the swamp is so devoid of life we have to import pond life.