Monthly Archives: May 2015

If we ever get the NBN


Once upon a time I was looking forward to the day we might finally get the NBN at work (and home) – after reading what the process involves I am no longer sure I should be excited about this and … Continue reading

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Don’t go to your doctor – Minister Ley wants you to see the pharmacist instead


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Does Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley have the balance right? Pharmacies will be handed $1.26 billion for delivering healthcare services. Good for them. But meanwhile the government is not prepared to increase the Medicare rebates…

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The e-health challenge: An interview with NEHTA Chair Dr Steve Hambleton


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In the 2015?Budget the Federal Government has allocated significant funding?to improve the electronic health record system for all Australians. The personally controlled e-health record gives patients a lot of control, but many healthcare providers…

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The government cannot simply opt-out of opt-in


Even the IT industry is unhappy about the way the changes are proposed

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Rebooting the PCEHR: Opt-out and a new name are not enough


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Health Minister Sussan Ley has?announced?that “the Abbott Government will deliver a rebooted personalised myHealth Record system for patients and doctors that will trial an opt-out, rather than opt-in, option as part of a $485…

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It Looks Like The South Australian Implementation of EPAS Is Going Pretty Badly.


Implementation of an EHR at the Adelaide Repat Hospital has resulted in then number of outpatient appointments being reduced by 50% ! I thought this stuff was supposed to make us more efficient not LESS !

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Spotlight on wellness warriors: What you need to know


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“Hope is the physician of each misery” ~ Irish proverb. I understand the power of hope in life & death, but sometimes it comes at a cost. It is painful to see that some…

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