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Sunday, October 15, 2017

AusHealthIT Poll Number 392 – Results – 15th October, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.

Has The ADHA Lost The Plot On Secure Clinical Messaging?

Yes 78% (97)

No 3% (4)

I Have No Idea 19% (24)

Total votes: 125

It seems the community of e-Health cognoscenti who read this blog reckon the ADHA have lost it. There is certainly no evidence I can find to the contrary.

Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual, especially regarding what might be done to fix things?

A great turnout of votes!

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



Andrew McIntyre said...

How about: Our attempts to "Ban the Fax" have lead to the realization that the major barriers to interoperability include lack of message interoperability and inadequate government provided support services.

As a result we are instituting a program of message standards compliance involving all vendors sending and receiving messages and overhauling patient and provider identification services, endpoint discovery services and the PKI infrastructure. Until these programs are complete we will not be issuing any more press releases but will focus on fixing low level compliance and services to enable eHealth and decision support to flourish.

Would that help?

Anonymous said...

That will not happen under the current CEO and COO, they will be unable to admit they made a complete hash of firstly the transition to the Agency and secondly a hack job of setting the ADHA up as an operating concern and coherent workplan. With the like of Martin Bowles and Stephen Moo exiting and I hear things like the health care homes and cancer screening are going to make the headlines and not in a pretty way.

There is something a foot, I can’t help wondering if a lot of people where sent packing so that mates could get lucrative funding for one thing or another.

A source also informs me that a number of ADHA executives are spending a lot of time travelling internationally at tax payers expense. Odd these do not appear on there website.

Anonymous said...

That would be a brave and respectable start Andrew, I would take it a step further and create a set of national architectures so that all this bits and prices can be considered and the hundreds of standards can be mapped safely into, the right standards communities can be allocated work and funded at arms length. I fear we will get a series of papers written by ‘friends’ that have no correlation and are meaningless in their respective isolation.

Anonymous said...

MYHR makes no sense medically. Only one thing does makes sense. MYHR is a blatant attempt to access as much private information on as many Australians as possible and then link it to other data - e.g. welfare, tax, drivers licence photos, meta data etc. MYHR as it exists can do what the government wants it to do. This is why ADHA has no skills or interest in making it medically useful.
MYHR is nothing less than a surveillance tool.

Anonymous said...

Well the ADHA, has number of medical executives and board members, not to mention advisors. Surely they must see medical benefit in this, either they are in on the exploration game or being grossly misled and will be scared for life.

Dr David More MB PhD FACHI said...

"Surely they must see medical benefit in this"?

And the evidence for this medical benefit is?


Anonymous said...

Maybe the chief medical officer or the old nehta executive that everyone supposedly loves could tell us. Perhaps the closed door pay to go medical republic debate on 16 October could tell us in plain measurable ways. I do not think that is to much to ask.

Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

Re claimed benefits.....

Paul Madden was interviewed on ABC radio. He claimed that MyHR would reduce data fragmentation.

The government's website says "My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers."

Anyone who knows anything about MyHR knows that these claims are just not true. All you have to do is read the government's website.

Anonymous said...

Paul Madden would tell you he was told that by the Deputy Secretary and Special Adviser, Strategic Health Systems with the Department of Health. I am not sure he lends much credibility to the benefits claim

Anonymous said...

October 15 2:15 PM - http://www.abc.net.au/radio/adelaide/programs/am/privacy-concerns-about-my-health-record-system/9049856

This might help ease your concern and leave you with a feeling the ADHA is on a winner - or not