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The November 2014 HIT Standards Committee

The November HIT Standards Committee focused on “asynchronous bilateral cutover” - the compatibility of different CCDA payloads, healthcare IT that supports long term services and support, an update on the Standards & Interoperability...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal Second Week of November 2014

The mood at Unity Farm has been somber this week with the death of my father-in-law on Sunday. He was a significant part of seasonal farm activities and was a kind of third parent to my daughter. His death from pancreatic cancer wasShow More Summary

Position Paper - Clinical Results In The PCEHR. A Good Idea Or Not? - Draft For Comments.

This paper considers the place of holding diagnostic investigation information in the PCEHR. Before reviewing the proposition there are some assumptions which may or may not be true and need to be surfaced.These include:1. That there is a demonstrable benefit of holding diagnostic results in the PCEHR to be accessed by providers and consumers.2. Show More Summary

This Really Sounds Like, While They Are Not Saying It Yet, The Opt-Out PCEHR Is Coming.

This appeared today.PCEHR pulls off a billion-dollar comebackPUBLISHED: November 18, 2014David Ramli It has taken four years and over $1 billion but one of Australia’s biggest taxpayer-funded failures has almost been cured, according...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 17th November, 2014.

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

Emerging Issues And Complexities Regarding The Commonwealth’s PCEHR System.

Prompted by the recent discussions in some quarters regarding the holding of laboratory and radiology results in the Federal PCEHR I thought it might be worthwhile to go back to basics and ask a basic elementary question.The really key...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 244 – Results – 16th November, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Should Patients Be Asked To Consent To The Uploading Of Their Investigative Results To The PCEHR Before It Happens?For Sure 73% (145) Probably 16% (31) Neutral 2% (3) Probably Not 4% (8) No Way 5% (10) I...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 15th November, 2014.

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

This May Not Be Good News For The ePAS Implementation In South Australia.

This appeared a little while ago. To point out the obvious it is this company responsible for the ePAS in S.A.Allscripts posts $25.8M loss in Q3 Posted on Nov 07, 2014By Mike Miliard, Managing EditorAllscripts stock tumbled late Thursday as the company announced a $25.8 million net loss for the third quarter, but CEO Paul M. Show More Summary

It Is Very Hard To Implement National E-Health Systems. Here Are Some Of The Reasons!

Spotted this a little while ago.Rethinking resistance to ‘big IT’: a sociological study of why and when healthcare staff do not use nationally mandated information and communication technologiesAuthors: Greenhalgh T, Swinglehurst D,Show More Summary

Early Impressions of Europe

In late August, Vienna became my home for the upcoming year. From this base, in the heart of central Europe, I will immerse myself into the Euro-culture (and the amazing Kaffee Kulture of Vienna – I may never step into … Read more ›

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 13th November 2014. No Sign Of Stopping!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot.It is amazing how the discussion on the GP Co-Payment just runs and runs. Some more this week.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this 24th week since it was released. Show More Summary

Exponential learning at Exponential Medicine

This week I had the honor to attend and serve as faculty at what is perhaps a dream conference for those of us who care about technology, science, health and medicine. The conference was Exponential Medicine, sponsored by Singularity University. As was...(read more)

Alere Unravels: What Went Wrong, What it Means

This week we published a new Domain Monitor digging into the recent Optum acquisition of Alere’s health management business, which mostly pertains to their remote monitoring devices and related technology services. This announcement follows a series of events at Alere … Read more ›

NEHTA Releases Its 2013-2014 Annual Report. Will This Be The Penultimate Annual Report?

This appeared last week.NEHTA's Annual Report 2013-14 is now available Created on Wednesday, 05 November 2014NEHTA's Annual Report 2013-14 is now available and can be downloaded from here.The National E-Health Transition Authority was...Show More Summary

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) Has A Dummy Spit And Reveals A Distorted View Of The Caring Professions.

We had an interesting, evidence free press release from the Consumer Health Forum (CHF) a few days ago.Doctors: the health evolution is here, move on or move out 3 November 2014 - Many lives and billions of dollars, could be saved by...Show More Summary

DHHS OIG Work Plan Targets Networked Devices

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S De […]

Becoming the Oldest Living Generation

My father in law died yesterday. His final days were surrounded by family, without pain, and guided by his wishes. He spent 1 day in the ICU, 1 day in a hospital ward, and 1 day in hospice. The journey from eating dinner with the family to death was 1 week. Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 10th November, 2014.

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

Is Meaningful Use working and what can innovators do to help with EHR adoption?

Earlier this year NueMD created a nice looking Meaningful Use Infographic — asking the question whether MU was helping or hurting EHR Adoption. I loved the summary but I wanted to dig in a little further so I asked Dr. William Rusnak, a resident physician in radiology and a healthcare IT writer for NueMD, to tell us what that […]

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