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The first is to inform readers of news and happenings in the e-Health domain, both here in Australia and world-wide.
The second is to provide commentary on e-Health in Australia and to foster improvement where I can.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The #MyHealthRecord Is A Total Failure As A Useful Clinical System And This Proves It!
Bernard Robertson-Dunn posted this a
day or so ago:
Summaries uploaded per day, week ending:
- The end of July
was the cut-off for an ePIP reporting period, hence the peak.
- The figure for 19
August was lower than any figure for a year, with the exception of 7 Jan 2018
which is - always low because of Christmas.
All that publicity
and an increased number of registrations and the number of SHS uploaded isn't
rising as you might expect.
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I thought the
figures needed a little context – So I went to the Aust. Institute of Health
Here is what I
An average day in health care
system is a complex network of public and private services and providers. On an
average day in Australia there are:
Since there is no
way to update a Shared Health Summary (SHS), other than a full upload, we see
that 2200 or so are presently being uploaded per day out of what will now be about
400,000 GP visits per day.
This means that
each day about 1 in 182 GP consultations is getting a SHS upload and about 181 are
Looked at another
way – at the rate of SHSs being uploaded – with 6.069 Million Registered
Patients – it will take over 5.5 years to give everyone presently registered a
current record and close to 4 years to catch up with the 4-5 million ‘zombie
accounts’ that are simply inactive except for being loaded with PBS and MBS
data. Their owners mostly never go near them and the suggestion the myHR has six million users (as opposed to registrants) is a just
bare-faced lie! Again no figures on how often the system is looked up to find
some information. It isn’t high you can be sure or we would be being told all about
The figures just
continue to tell us this is a dud.