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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

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 […]

I Bet This Goes Badly! Has The Feel Of A Government Department Really Out Of Their Depth.

This popped into the ether from the Department of Human Services on Friday 7 November 2014.-----From: CO.ONLINE.TECHNICAL.SUPPORT.LIAISON Sent: Friday, November 07, 2014 1:51 PMTo: CO.ONLINE.TECHNICAL.SUPPORT.LIAISON Subject: Department...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 243 – Results – 9th November, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Should Pathology and Radiology Results Be Uploaded To The PCEHR, And Made Accessible To Patients, Before Review Of The Information By The Patient's Clinician?For Sure 6% (12) Probably 4% (8) Neutral 2%...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 08th 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

Not Something To Boost Confidence In Hospital Software. Need Clarity That Full Fix Has Been Delivered!

This story started running around the middle of last week.Health software brings risk of deathDate October 27, 2014 - 7:12AM Tony MooreA new software program installed to manage medication doses at nine Queensland hospitals is likely...Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of November 3, 2014

All the news from the week that we think is fit to print! Read more ›

Why should I go to the mHealth Summit?

You’d think the annual mHealth Summit, set for next month at National Harbor, Md., would be right up my alley, but unless something changes very soon, it looks like I’ll be missing it for the third year in a row. In 2012, it was a last-minute decision to skip due to a death in the family. Show More Summary

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