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Sunday, December 09, 2018

AusHealthIT Poll Number 452 – Results – 9th December, 2018.

Here are the results of the poll.

Do You Believe Most Would Believe And Expect That #myHealthRecord Shared Health Summaries Would Be Directly Created and Uploaded By A Medical Practitioner?

Yes 98% (118)

No 2% (2)

I Have No Idea 0% (0)

Total votes: 120

What an amazing poll. Most clearly believe the Shared Health Summary is a medical document!

Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual.

A really, great turnout of votes!

It must have been a very, very easy question as only 0/120 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was.

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



Anonymous said...

I didn't understand the question! Isn't the Shared Health Summary populated and uploaded by the doctor from his practice computer system and therefore a medical document? If it isn't then what is it?

Dr David G More MB PhD said...

The ADHA is proposing practice nurses and others also upload SHSs.

That is the point of the question - see last Sunday's blog.


Anonymous said...

The follow-up question is: Will those who believe this is the case be sadly disappointed when they actually take a look?

Anonymous said...

Who is “those” and what “case”?

Anonymous said...

Another question might be. Does the ADHA equiped intellectually to be fit to run recruitment for such a complex field as eHealth is. First we have the appointment of a CDO with no health background and no real experience against the role advertise. Now we have this GM of strategy


Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

Re this week's question about releasing performance statistics.

After six years there has been no release of data that measures any sort of health outcome measures. They seem to have been running a trial in A&E departments that was supposed to produce an interim report - which they may have but it hasn't been release

This is what Tim said in Senate Estimates 29 May 2018.

"Mr Kelsey: Let me reassure you that the privacy of patients is the paramount obligation we have as system operator. It is the first priority of the act that we are operating. But I would also say that the way that success is measured is not by the number of people who have a My Health Record. In terms of the budget measure that the government announced back in May 2017, the criteria for success is reductions in things like adverse drug events in Australia—which currently run at roughly 230,000 per annum—and things like reduced duplication of diagnostic testing. These are the benefits that were called out in the budget measure which supported the investment in moving My Health Record to opt out. So we're not measuring our success in terms of the number of records created; we are certainly measuring our success in relation to delivering those clinical benefits but also in relation to the effectiveness of the very security controls we run on My Health Record to ensure that people's privacy is protected.

Senator DEAN SMITH: What measurements have you put in place, or are you putting in place, to be able to measure the success—

Mr Kelsey: Those outcomes.

Senator DEAN SMITH: given that people will be moving to these health records sooner. How are you measuring that success?

Mr Kelsey: We have a research program that is run by our chief medical adviser, Professor Meredith Makeham, which has a number of approaches. There are actually five and, if you want more detail, Meredith would, of course, be able to provide that information. But, essentially, they range across looking at behavioural changes, introduced in a scientifically rigorous way in terms of clinical practice, like: does how and when individuals are able to access information about a patient they may not have seen before reduce the number of tests they might order? And it goes through to looking at impacts on Medicare behaviours through analysis of data and so on.

So there are five different approaches, and we have set up a series of research collaborations with universities across Australia and with other partners in clinical practice to ensure that we look at the impact of My Health Record in a very robust and transparent way, but from a number of different angles. So we have a comprehensive approach to research, and that is the basis on which we are evaluating impact.

Senator DEAN SMITH: So that will be established or has been established?

Mr Kelsey: Has been—I mean, yes.

Senator DEAN SMITH: What's the time frame for those research projects?

Mr Kelsey: They deliver at different points on the cycle over time, so there are some short-term outputs which we are expecting later this year.

Ms McMahon: In the next six months we'll get the interim results and early results, but most of the programs run over the next 12 months with options to continue longitudinally."

Six months are up, so they should be able to deliver something publicly to better inform people if they wish to consider opting out.

If you believe that, I've got a bridge you might be interested in.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousDecember 09, 2018 11:36 AM

The new executive has no healthcare background or successful strategies to his name and this new role is not strategic at all nor does if really meet the APS guidelines for a SES1. Ironic then that the only Executive at ADHA left with a successful legacy in running hospitals and has a proven track record in formulating and swing through a healthcare startegy is being kicked out. The ADHA is consistent in stupidity if nothing else.

Anonymous said...

@December 09, 9:17 PM. Why does that not surprise me?

Anonymous said...

"Being" pushed out? I'm not sure anyone has heard from Terence Seymour in years

Anonymous said...

No idea who he is but a google check would indicate we could and are doing worse. Haven’t heard is probably Neisse someone has to run the machine, even Tim “stuffup” Kelsey has to have someone operating the business I guess.