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  • AU: Coalition puts IT governance in the frame

    Unveils plan to establish Australian Government ICT Advisory Board

    The Coalition has proposed a new structure where ultimate authority for “effective whole-of-government ICT decisions” would rest with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

    If elected this weekend, the Coalition said it would make the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) a support agency for a new Australian Government ICT Advisory Board.

  • AU: Coalition to support e-health bills in Senate

    The opposition will support passage of the Gillard government's legislation for its $1.1 billion personally controlled e-health record system in the Senate, but expects a debate over amendments to be tabled today.

    Opposition e-health spokesman Andrew Southcott said the Coalition would not vote against the legislation in the Senate, "consistent with what we did in the House of Representatives".

    He told The Australian: "We are supporting this legislation, but we do think it should be debated

  • AU: Coalition’s policy for e-government and the digital economy

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) welcomes the Coalition’s intent to drive and facilitate Australia’s digital economy, should it be elected to government on Saturday.

    Since the release of the World Economic Forum’s Information Technology Index earlier this year, AIIA has expressed concern that Australia’s global ranking has continued to fall and that we rank particularly poorly in terms of the importance of ICT to government vision and in government promotion of ICT.

  • AU: Commercial e-prescribing systems a script for better health

    University of New South Wales study finds error rates decline through the use of e-prescribing systems

    Commercial electronic prescribing, or e-prescription, systems have the potential to dramatically reduce prescribing error rates, a new University of New South Wales study has found.

    The before and after study, Effects of Two Commercial Electronic Prescribing Systems on Prescribing Error Rates in Hospital In-Patients, assessed e-prescribing systems implemented at two major teaching hospitals in Sydney.

  • AU: Commission of Audit recommends “transformative” chief digital officer

    The new Coalition Government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) has strongly recommended the Federal Government adopt a “transformative” strategy to make all its interactions with Australians online by default, with a new chief digital officer to spearhead the strategy and report to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    Section 10.6 of the the CoA report (available online in full) points out that with the advent of digital and mobile technology, many government services have become available online, delivering several benefits to both Australians and the Federal Government.

  • AU: Commissioner eyes tough e-health privacy laws

    NEHTA chided for restricted community consultations.

    Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has proposed laws around e-health records in Australia that would tighten use and disclosure of data and penalise any privacy breaches.

    Pilgrim also proposed laws that would keep e-health record storage in Australia to combat data security concerns.

    The Privacy Commissioner made 32 recommendations in total on the operation of the Government's planned $467 million personally-controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system, which was to be implemented by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).

  • AU: Concern for patient safety with e-records

    Patient safety under the proposed electronic health records system cannot be guaranteed less than three months before it is scheduled to start.

    Safeguards to prevent and correct snafus with doctors' software, such as medication mistakes, have yet to be provided for in the national e-health scheme beginning on July 1.

    The warning has come from three experts, including Mukesh Haikerwal, chief clinical adviser to the e-health transition agency.

  • AU: Concerns raised over e-health records for elderly

    NEHTA conceded that the system may not be "senior friendly"

    The suitability and accessibility of the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system for the elderly has been brought into question by a Senate committee investigating cyber safety for senior Australians.

    The committee voiced concerns to the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) — the body charged with the rollout of the PCEHR — around just how “senior-friendly” and easy to use the system would be for the demographic.

  • AU: Connected healthcare the key to sustainability: IDC

    ICT spending within the Australian healthcare industry reached an estimated A$2.06 billion (US$1.93 billion) in 2012 and is expected to increase to A$2.16 billion (US$2.02 billion) in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1% for the forecast period, 2013–2017.

    According to IDC's report on 'Australia Healthcare ICT Market 2013–2017 Forecast and Analysis', which has detailed analysis of ICT spending by the healthcare industry in the Australian ICT market, ICT spending by the Australia healthcare industry is currently dominated by investments in telecommunications and hardware, accounting for 33.5% and 31.8% of healthcare industry spending on ICT in 2013 respectively.

  • AU: Connectivity remains key to telehealth success

    Broadband, technical support shortages likely to hamper telehealth, say industry stakeholders

    The Federal Government must focus on providing suitable broadband connectivity and technical capability to general practitioners and other healthcare providers in order to ensure the success of telehealth services in rural Australia, health professionals have warned.

    The scheme, first announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard during the 2010 federal election, offers $402.2 million in government funding over four years to provide Medicare rebates for some 495,000 online consultations to patients in rural, remote and outer metropolitan areas. The funding will also provide financial incentives and training to health professionals to encourage take-up of the scheme, and $50 million in funding to provide online triage and basic medical advice through videoconferencing.

  • AU: Conroy's department signs up AIIA for digital economy push

    AIIA will aid Digital Hubs program

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has revealed that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and his department.

    The MoU between the AIIA and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy was announced yesterday by Conroy at an AIIA sponsored event — "NBN, Cloud and the Digital Economy" in Sydney.

  • AU: Consumers 'ignored' in e-health policy, says privacy foundation

    The Australian Privacy Foundation has accused Health Minister Nicola Roxon of reneging on her promise to consult with consumers over the design and operation of the $467 million e-health record project.

    APF chair Roger Clarke said that given the advanced state of the project, with work already under way at lead implementation sites, "we are raising a necessarily urgent concern about the governance of this major initiative".

    "Unless you take action right now, key decisions will be made in an unsatisfactory manner, without consumer advocacy involvement," he said in letters to Ms Roxon published on the APF website.

  • AU: Cops, e-health win big in Western Australian budget

    The Western Australian Government has committed to investing $89.6 million in this year's budget to continue e-health initiatives in the state, while the police received a stack of funding for communications and core systems upgrades.

    The state's 10-year eHealthWA program has been in place since 2006 and has so far seen the state replace its core health applications with what it calls the "New Core" that will establish accessible integrated electronic patient records in WA. Since 2010, the program has been working to align itself with the requirements of the Federal Government's e-health agenda, which will lead to a national personally controlled e-health record in July 2012.

  • AU: Council says integrated camera network boosts security

    For about 15 years, the City of Hobart had been using CCTV to protect council property and keep the streets safe. But the system was ad-hoc, patchy, siloed, unreliable.

    That changed some two years ago when Council decided to upgrade the city’s legacy security system and reinstate it as a single, citywide integrated network.

  • AU: Creating the best testbed for e-health

    Why a good testing strategy gives the national e-health program its best chance of success

    Australia’s national e-health program has come under scrutiny in recent months due to early teething problems, the laborious process of registering for the service and the lack of incentives for private care participation.

    The low number of software vendors that have passed software testing requirements is also being scrutinised. Late last month, an article in The Australian stated that only five out of more than 250 software suppliers had passed testing requirements for their applications to connect to the e-health production system.

  • AU: Creating the Ultimate Digital Proposition for a city

    The Ultimate Digital Proposition (UDP) portrays a destination such as a city as an integrated digital productivity hub, one with a thriving digital economy where digital businesses can start and thrive, intellectual property is developed and products are brought to market. As a result, the city develops an international reputation, not only as a place where people want to live and work, but as a centre for global digital leadership, attracting talent and investment from all over the world.

    Governments recognise that the digital economy is now too big to ignore and that digital technologies are critical enablers of innovation and productivity. It will create new employment opportunities and whole new industries by lowering costs and other barriers to entry, and removing geographical limitations. This will especially benefit cities by connecting them directly to global markets.

  • AU: Cyber security is a team sport

    Securing Australia's cyber space is a shared responsibility, argues Raymond Choo.

    Malicious cyber activities are no longer a matter of if but of when, and in our increasingly interconnected world, threats to our national sovereignty can come from unexpected sources and directions.

    It is an undeniable global, 360-degree challenge for both developed and developing countries.

  • AU: Data analytics lab in Melbourne will aid in smart city development

    Specifically in urban development and health.

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has launched a data analytics lab this week in collaboration with RMIT University.

    Professor Mark Sanderson, Deputy Head Researcher of the Computer Science and Information Technology of RMIT University told FutureGov that the lab will improve how information is transmitted and analysed in transport and healthcare systems. “It might be that you have sensors that are telling you on how your roads are being used, or the number of passengers that you have on a train, or just the way that people are accessing your website. All of these different blocks of information about people and the way that people are using services gives you opportunities to optimise those services.”

  • AU: DBCDE troubled by e-government usage decline

    The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has urged agencies to review their online service offerings and consider introducing video services to meet citizen demand.

    Speaking at the Technology in Government & Public Sector Summit in Canberra this week, DBCDE deputy secretary Abul Rizvi highlighted a “worrying” drop in the use of online government services between 2009 and 2011.

    Rizvi highlighted a December 2011 report from AGIMO that found the public’s use of government services via the internet had dropped from 38 percent to 35 percent in those two years (pdf).

  • AU: Death of a Postman: Fahour cheques out Medicare

    It’s not so much the beginning, but the middle of the end for Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour and paper mail in Australia, as well as the thousands of posties who deliver each day.

    Twenty years after the internet started to revolutionise business, the man on a +$4 million public sector salary has spelled out the grim future for hand delivered envelopes to the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce as the once flush monopoly attempts to revive its fortunes.

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