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  • AU: Defence enlists new e-health system

    Defence has flicked the switch on a multi-million-dollar system with deep analytics capability that can chart health trends in the workforce and potentially ­prevent serious illness from spreading.

    The features were part of the department’s new $133 million ­national electronic health system that could form the cornerstone of future deployments, its key ­architects said.

  • AU: Department keeps details secret

    The inner workings of a powerful unit behind the Gillard government's e-health records program is set to remain behind closed doors indefinitely.

    The highly secretive program control group within the Health Department is the main steering body overseeing the implementation of the national personally controlled electronic health record system.

  • AU: Digital government more than another fad

    Surf’s up — it’s time to ride the wave of the latest management fad! For some, digital government might appear to be just that, but they would be wrong.

    For some, digital government is no more than a new spin on the old e-government story. Some may even assume that if they just keep their head down long enough, this latest wave of change will wash over, so they can go on with business as usual.

  • AU: Doctors aren’t using Julia Gillard’s telehealth plan to beat rural health crisis

    IT is a $620 million telehealth system, introduced by Labor in a bid to solve the rural health crisis, paying specialists to hold video consultations with patients.

    But it is failing to deliver.

    The Department of Health’s annual reportin 2012-13 shows just one-fifth of the annual budget for the scheme was spent.

  • AU: E-health Crosses 500,000 Mark

    The health minister has released the latest figures related to consumer regulations, which said the regulations for personally controlled e-health records surpassed the mark of 500,000.

    However, the target went beyond the mark. But, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said that the figures were otherwise, according to her department.

    It is being said that the world as well as medicine has changed the computerization in past four decades. Nonetheless, medical records have proved resilient to its advances.

  • AU: E-health needs urgent care after election

    The Consumers e-Health Alliance says the incoming government needs to address the troubled national medical information-sharing system with some urgency if any benefits are to accrue from efforts to date.

    “The primary aim of any e-health system must be to improve outcomes of individual patients who choose to participate, and to also address population health improvements,” CeHA convenor Peter Brown said.

  • AU: E-health records' security at risk

    The national electronic health record database to be launched on July 1 has both medical and security experts calling for better e-health controls.

    Australia has no co-ordinated approach to e-health safety and security – and with the national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) just weeks away, the risk of a safety crisis is growing daily.

  • AU: E-health surpasses 500,000 mark

    The number of consumer registrations for the personally controlled e-health records has passed the magic 500,000 mark, according to latest figures by the health minister.

    In her speech at a health conference this week, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said there were around 520,000 patients on board.

    "The government set a goal to have about half a million patients on the national e-health records system by the middle of this year. Not only did we meet this goal, we’ve exceeded it," Ms Plibersek said.

  • AU: Facial recognition is on the rise – but the law is lagging a long way behind

    Private companies and public authorities are quietly using facial recognition systems around Australia.

    Despite the growing use of this controversial technology, there is little in the way of specific regulations and guidelines to govern its use.

  • AU: Forum slams doctor PCEHR e-health record control

    The Consumers Health Forum has slammed the Australian Medical Association's proposal for full doctor control over e-health records but backed calls for the system to be opt-out.

    The AMA yesterday said that the information held in the $1 billion personally controlled e-health record system couldn't be trusted as patients, not clinicians, had control over their data.

    In its submission to the PCEHR review, the peak health body said that if the PCEHR was an opt-out service, it would boost consumer participation.

  • AU: Four Reasons Why Digital Transformation Matters for the Community Services Sector

    Technology is not inherently good or evil, but the outcomes may be, writes Dr Greg Ogle, in this article which calls on the not-for-profit sector to get in front of the issues.

    There is no doubt that digital technology is changing the economy and society. Some, like World Economic Forum founder, Klaus Schwab, see it as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the first three being: steam powered mechanical production in the late 18th century; mass production fostered by electricity and the production line from the late 19th century; and computerised technology, from the 1960s mainframes to the advent of the internet in the 1990s).

  • AU: Government Announces Funds for Nine Telehealth Projects

    In a recent announcement from the Federal Minister for Communications, Senator Stephen Conroy, it has been said that the government will fund nine telehealth projects.

    He said, "These exciting initiatives will help demonstrate how important high-speed broadband is to the future of healthcare and highlight why it should be rolled out to all Australians".

  • AU: Government sets out five year public service IT strategy

    The Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation has released a five year ICT strategy for the Australian Public Service promising that it will position the Australian Government to use ICT in creative and innovative ways to deliver better, easier to use services to the public.

    A key intent of the strategy is to break down the departmental silos that presently hold government information and services used by the public and present these in ways that match how the public uses them.

  • AU: Health blocks e-health report request

    The Department of Health and Ageing has refused to release details of a crucial risk-assessment study conducted by Ernst & Young on the personally controlled e-health record system.

    The department's e-health division head, Matthew Corkhill, ruled that it was against the public interest to release the 21-page report, Assessment of PCEHR Information Security Threat and Risk Assessments, in response to a Freedom of Information request lodged by The Australian in July.

  • AU: Health services go online: Diabetes support at centre of telehealth link to city specialists

    Lower Murray Medicare Local eHealth manager Troy Bailey is helping connect nine Sunraysia health organisations, including his own, to specialists in Melbourne.

    Yesterday, Mr Bailey said that Sunraysia was fortunate to have partnered with the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Royal­ Flying Doctor Service.

    “Health services have had no access to these kinds of specialist services for years,” he said.

  • AU: Health technology trial paving way for e-health adoption

    The Australian healthcare industry has moved closer to full adoption of health technology, with healthcare providers successfully trialling electronic information transfer and sharing.

    The successful e-health trial has just been completed by five of Australia’s healthcare messaging vendors - Argus Connect, Global Health, Healthlink, LRS Health, and Medical Objects – in collaboration with General Practices, the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) and associated government agencies.

    The trial tested the use of Secure Message Delivery (SMD) capabilities.

  • AU: High-demand for data centres

    Independent data centre space in Melbourne is being snapped up by medium-sized companies as they move to managed services or co-location arrangements for expanding IT services.

    Harbour MSP, the anchor tenant of a new computer data centre in Port Melbourne has taken more than 30 prospective clients through the new facility being developed by NextDC, an ASX-listed technology company that already has an operational data centre in Brisbane, with more under way in Canberra, Sydney and Perth.

  • AU: ICT research receives massive $42 million boost

    Australia's ICT research is receiving a major shot in the arm ahead of the election, with the government today announcing an additional $42 million in funding.

    National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) will receive an additional $42 million in 2015-16 in an effort to support Australia’s digital economy and help continue Australia’s economic strength beyond the mining boom, according to the government.

  • AU: ICT sector to expand but skills not there, says Government

    • Good news: the local ICT sector is "poised for a period of rapid expansion".
    • Bad news: "the domestic supply of ICT skills has not kept pace with demand".
    • Worse news: plans to improve supply are not completely convincing and so we may see yet more offshoring and 457 workers.

    The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) has forecasted total ICT workforce growth of approximately 33,200 workers or 7.1% between now and 2016-17, but "The reality is that the domestic supply of ICT skills has not kept pace with demand, and this will need to change if we are to move confidently into the digital century," said its CEO Robin Shreeve.

  • AU: ICT workers scarce in big public service

    The Gillard government faces a shortage of ICT workers in the public service, raising concerns about Labor's ambitions for a digital economy enabled by the National Broadband Network.

    The shortage of information and communications technology workers will put extra pressure on the government to allow skilled migration.

    New figures from the Australian Public Service Commission reveal that even though the number of federal public servants has reached a new high, the No 1 area of skills shortages was for technology.

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