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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Despite The Move To Opt-Out Having Happened The #myHealthRecord is Still Likely To Struggle.

I thought I would see what the docs were feeling about the myHR right now on the MJA website.
Here is what I found.


My Health Record: staying in or opting out?
  • Opting out (73%, 405 Votes)
  • Staying in (27%, 153 Votes)
Total Voters: 558
This snapshot was taken 10 February, 2019

Start Date: August 6, 2018 @ 12:05 am
End Date: No Expiry
Here is the link:
The short answer is that from a reasonable sample size not many want a bar of it.
It will be interesting to see what is needed to turn round the medical perception that the present system is a load of unusable rubbish.


Dr Ian Colclough said...

There is a possibility the "#myHealthRecord" will stop struggling after the forthcoming election.

At the National Press Club yesterday I did not hear Catherine King make any mention of the ADHA or the My Health Record either during her speech or at question time. Given that reform of the primary care space assumed prominence in her presentation it raises the question why no mention of the MHR. It is possible Labor has seen the light and is quietly distancing itself from association with the MHR so that post election (win or lose) they can point the proverbial fan directly at the Liberal Government (?Opposition).

Anonymous said...

MyHR has simply ended in the eyes of policy makers and politicians. It will now join the many other Government systems no one remembers. There are greener pastures.

It has to be said it went out with a fizzle and must rank in the top for embarrassing communications and adoption efforts.

Anonymous said...

@10:56 PM what is the evidence to support your view?

Has Tim stopped presenting at conferences and workshops?, Has the media stopped reporting on the MHR - SMH, TMR, PulseIT, The Australian,etc.?, How much will be allocated in the forthcoming Federal Budget to the ADHA?, Where will the ADHA 'fit' in Labor's proposed Health Reform Commission?

Anonymous said...

Well it is not in the main news very much and there is a steep decline in its mentioning in the news. As for Tim and ADHA, not really headlining any main events nationally or internationally. That Is not necessarily bad, just a reflection that the MyHR project has finished. That is the thing with projects they are finite. If you want to continue to hang your hope of stardom on it then you should not get involved in projects.

The next time it makes headlines will be due to the evidential piss poor discipline you and your colleagues have applied over the past 2.5 years. Evidence for that - see leaked top of the iceberg report to your DIG. Bet you forgot to pay Accentuate to document all these system modifications

Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

I think even ADHA have forgotten about myhr.

The last weekly statistics were for 13 January.

It's not surprising they are keeping quiet. The daily upload rate for Shared Health Summaries for the last six months of 2018 (you, know when all that publicity was going on) was 2,449. For the first half of the year it was 2,917 - a 16% drop.

The more publicity about myhr the more people opt-ed out and the fewer people/GPs are uploading to one they have.

Anonymous said...

Where is Tim? He must be doing something productive. I mean, why would you pay someone $10,000 a week of taxpayers money if they aren't doing something? Is a search party needed to find him? Where is Tim? Does Minister Hunt know?

Dr David G More MB PhD said...

Have a look at his Twitter feed. He has been out and about in all sorts of places.


Anonymous said...

Thanks David. It's reassuring to know he's busy and making himself useful. He's certainly mixing with all the right people. Great photo of Tim with Mukesh H. and Nathan P. at the Altona North Medical Group.

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Feb 6
Great to visit the Altona North Medical Group, thank you to @DrMukeshH and @drnatpin for their leadership in #DigitalHealth

Anonymous said...

Re.11:29 AM - I don't expect to see any more statistics being published now that the opt-out deadline has passed. The only stat I expect to hear is the repetition of the claim that 18,000,000 people or thereabouts now have a My Health Record making Australia the envy of the Digital Health world.