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Might We Find NEHTA Is On The List To Be Got Rid Of Or Merged Into The Department Of Health With The Release of MYEFO On Monday?

This appeared today.Coalition axing 175 agencies The Australian December 13, 2014 12:00AM David CroweALMOST 200 government agencies will be scrapped in a new search for budget savings, as the Abbott government lights a “bonfire of the quangos” to eliminate waste and help deal with deepening deficits that will be revealed on Monday. Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of December 8, 2014

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness Robert Glatter, MD for Forbes “Expansive article that meanders at times but bottom line thesis is a good one. New technologies that enable chronically ill patients to … Read more ›

A Very Interesting List Of What Technologies Are Making The Difference In Healthcare.

This popped up a little while ago:10 technologies changing the future of healthcareBy Lyndsey Gilpin September 4, 2014, 4:00 AM PST // lyndseygilpin From digital networks to wearables, the health care industry is undergoing massive technological changes. Show More Summary

2014 Year in Review: Analytics

2014 saw the analytics industry remain in flux and marked by a large degree of ambiguity & complexity.  Four main themes stood out in 2014 that we will discuss in more detail below: Every vendor thinks of itself as a … Read more ›

Join the discussion about wearable technology

The thing about the Internet is that you never know when something is going to go viral or spark heated debate. (Actually, it’s a fairly sure bet that anything involving politics, religion or sports will lead to heated debate, generally of the lowbrow variety.) Less common is informed, intelligent discussion on the Internet. Show More Summary

Intelligent insights on mHealth, wearable devices and consumer behaviors

I am writing this as I wing my way back to Seattle after a quick, one day stopover to speak at the annual mHealth conference held this year at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center just outside Washington, DC. As always, the atrium at the...(read more)

Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of December 2014

The reality of farming is that it creates dependency on the farmer - animals, plants, and infrastructure need to be supported 365 days a year. This week, I had a failure of my personal anti-virus software (and my flu shot) and developed the 2014 flu. Show More Summary

2014-15 CNM Market Trends Report Hits the Streets

Pushing the industry forward, today we release our newest report, 2014-15 Clinician Network Management Market Trends Report. The report picks up where are previous report on Clinician Network Management (CNM) left off, providing a framework for healthcare organizations to define their … Read more ›

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 11th December 2014. It Just Got Worse!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot. Indeed some commentators are wondering out load if the Abbot Government will last for a second term.It is amazing how the discussion on the GP Co-Payment just runs and runs. Show More Summary

The December HIT Standards Committee

The December HIT Standards Committee included a review of the draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, recommendations about identity management from the Transport and Security Workgroup, an overview of the Prescription Drug Monitoring...Show More Summary

It Looks Like The Queensland Health Payroll Fiasco Is Going To The Courts With IBM Being Sued For Damages.

This appeared last week.Queensland government to sue IBM over health payroll disaster AAP The Australian December 01, 2014 10:18AM THE Queensland government will serve technology company IBM with court documents over the state’s health payroll disaster, Premier Campbell Newman has confirmed. Show More Summary

Some Further Thoughts On The Abbott GP Go-Payment Nonsense. What A Load Of Rubbish.

Just a few observations I feel need to be made on the Government announcement. Here it is to start with. A Strong and Sustainable MedicareThe $7 Medicare co-payment measure announced in the 2014-15 Budget will no longer proceed. Page...Show More Summary

2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement

2014 was a whirlwind of a year for consumer health technology. Here we visit some of the developments of the past 12 months, point out some of the trends that emerged, and highlight what we're expecting as we round the corner into 2015. Read more ›

The Abbot Government Had Gone Mad On The Medicare Co-Payment.

Just announced: If not a child or pensioner etc. you will have your Medicare Rebate dropped by $5.00 The GP can charge an 'optional' co-payment or take a paycut. BTW they have to now spend more time with the patient as well. Their income will take a major hit, to say the least. Show More Summary

Project Argonaut from HL7 Seems To Be An Important Change In Health IT That Has Real Implications For Australia.

These two articles appeared a day or so ago.First we have:HL7 to Accelerate FHIR SpecificationGreg Slabodkin DEC 5, 2014 7:15am ETWith a coalition of providers and health IT vendors, Health Level Seven International has launched a project...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 08th December, 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 site registration or subscription payment.General CommentQuite a busy week heading into Christmas. Show More Summary

The Office Of The Information Commissioner Audits the National E-Health Record System for 2013-14.

This report was released a week or so ago:National Repositories Service — eHealth record System Operator: Audit report Printable version385.37 KBAudit report Information Privacy Principles audit Section 27(1)(h) Privacy Act 1988Audit...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 247 – Results – 07th December, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Is The Government So Distracted By 'Barnacles' At Present That E-Health And The Fate Of The PCEHR Has Fallen Between The Cracks?Yes 32% (46) Probably 34% (49) Neutral 3% (5) Probably Not 20% (28) No 7%...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 06th December, 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

#WWBR Week of December 1, 2014

Employee wellness programs, JASON strikes again, CMS's ACO move, and more in this week's #WWBR Read more ›

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