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It Would Be Good To Know That The PCEHR Does Not Leak Information The Way A Major US Government Health Site Does.

These two articles appeared last week.First we have:New privacy concerns over health care websiteRicardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press 10:39 p.m. EST January 20, 2015Washington — The government’s health insurance website is quietly...Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 29th January 2015. Utter Disarray!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot. Indeed more than a few commentators are now wondering out loud if the Abbot Government will last for a second term.The modified Medicare co-payment...Show More Summary

I Wonder Is Mr Turnbull Planning To Kick Of Another Australia Card Style Debate?

This appeared a few days ago.Tony Abbott promotes Malcolm Turnbull to take charge of e-governmentDate January 23, 2015 - 3:29PM James MassolaPolitical correspondentPrime Minister Tony Abbott has bolstered Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial...Show More Summary

Unabashedly addicted to my Surface Pro 3 at home, at work and on the road

HealthBlog readers, and even those who don’t read HealthBlog, know that I am unabashedly a fan of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. As I have proclaimed here before, my Surface Pro 3 is the best computing device I have ever used. I don’t say that lightly,...(read more)

A Sneak Peek at Austria’s ELGA

Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with an informatics professor from the University of Wien and got an inside look into health IT in Austria. The highlight of our conversation was a discussion regarding ELGA – Austria’s national health … Read more ›

Article Draft : Government And The Bureaucracy Are Making Progress In E-Health Harder Than It Should Be. The Need To Simply Get Out Of The Way!

Looking back at 2014 it seems to be clear that as far as e-Health is concerned it has been largely a wasted year as far as the national initiatives - such as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) - have been concerned. Show More Summary

A framework for embracing cloud in health and healthcare

Last week, I shared information about the progress we are making on Windows 10 and some really cool new technologies, like HoloLens, that I believe will have a significant impact in health and medicine down the line. This week, I’d like to focus on something...(read more)

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 26th January, 2015.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

Good To See More Positive Evidence and Publicity On E-Mental Health.

This appeared a few days ago:Health advocates call on Federal Government to utilise technology to fight mental illness saying digital services are 'vastly underused' By Lexi Metherell January 21, 2015, 4:00 pmMental health advocatesShow More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 254 – Results – 25th January, 2015.

Here are the results of the poll.Following The Back-down On Medicare Rebate Cuts, With A Promise Of Consultation, Do You Expect More Consultation On The PCEHR And E-Health This Year?For Sure 3% (2) Probably 6% (4) Neutral 3% (2) Probably...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 24th January, 2015.

Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of January 19, 2015

Start-Ups Are Helping Consumers Make Better Health Care Purchases Sachin Jain for Harvard Business Review “Sachin Jain’s analysis of the trend of consumer-directed health is spot on. While giving more control to consumers is an undeniably important issue, the specifics … Read more ›

The USA Seems To Be Having Some Difficulties Moving Ahead With Meaningful Use. Not Good News!

This appeared a little while ago.Little To Show For $26 Billion Health IT InvestmentBy Christine KernThe electronic sharing of information (health information exchange) plays a critical role in improving the cost, quality, and patient experience of healthcare. Show More Summary

Windows 10 and Microsoft HoloLens, implications for health and medicine

So yesterday was a big day here at Microsoft. Like many of you, I was glued to my computer screen while our business and product leaders updated the world on Windows 10, Windows Phone, Xbox, and more. We learned that Cortana will be taking up residence...(read more)

Who should be held accountable for risk management and cybersecurity in healthcare institutions?

I’ve been involved in building many life-critical and mission-critical products over the last 25 years and have found that, finally, cybersecurity is getting the kind of attention it deserves. We’re slowly and steadily moving from “HIPAA Compliance” silliness into a more mature and disciplined professional… Read More

Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of January 2015

The cold of late January has been hard on our living things and we’ve sorted all our produce to eliminate cold damaged fruits/vegetables in the hoop house, root cellar, and forest. The apples from this year’s harvest are still fairing well. Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 22nd January 2015. Disarray!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot. Indeed more than a few commentators are now wondering out loud if the Abbot Government will last for a second term.This article from the last...Show More Summary

The Experience of Interoperability Thus Far

As I travel across the country and listen to CIOs struggling with mandates from Meaningful Use to ICD-10 to the HIPAA Omnibus rule to the Affordable Care Act, I'm always looking for ways to reduce the burden on IT leaders. All have expressed frustration with the health information exchange (HIE) policies and technologies for care coordination. Show More Summary

Preserving Confidentiality For Adolescents Can Be Very Tricky Using EHRs.

This appeared a little while agoEHRs Threaten Confidentiality of Adolescent HealthcareGreg Slabodkin JAN 7, 2015 7:27am ETAlthough much attention has been given to the benefits of electronic health records, EHRs pose serious challenges...Show More Summary

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