Insights


The thin EMR line: profit and patient and doctor well being

When do we cross the line where EMRs have an ROI for patient and doctor well being, as well as that of the bottom line of providers

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Secure messaging’s existential crisis

If the various key stakeholders in secure messaging really walked  the talk on this vital part of healthcare interoperability in Australia, why do we have virtually no progress in the last decade? Something fundamental is still wrong.

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Recruiting doctors to the da…ta side

Of the many roadblocks involved in unleashing the potential of digital health to transform healthcare, a key one is clinician buy-in. What if more doctors with a creative bent were attracted to a career in health informatics?

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Slowly slowly, catch a health transformation monkey

Many potential pitfalls in the transformation of a health system are avoidable, provided they are recognised early. Australia needs to proceed incrementally, learning as we go and tolerating error.

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The future of ‘ultra cheap’ medicine

Small, portable ultrasound machines can fast-track diagnosis and are changing the face of emergency medicine, experts say.

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How does Australian interoperability become reality?

How do we take our current and somewhat vaguely expressed desire for improvement in interoperability in Australia, and turn it into something real? Fast Interoperability Healthcare Resource (FHIR) founder, Grahame Grieve, has some ideas.

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Prising the secure messaging limpet from its rock

The journey of sorting out securing messaging in Australia is starting to feel a little like groundhog day

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Babel fish, FHIR and general practitioners

EMRs, the MHR, interoperability, the patient-centric imperative? Digital health has so far promised big and delivered little, especially at the coalface of health, general practice.

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Why aren’t cloud based patient management systems taking?

Have the rumours of the death of desktop PMS for GPs and specialists, in the wake of ‘the cloud’,been greatly exaggerated? The recent troubles at major PMS vendor Medical Director, and among some of the other early cloud PMS contenders, suggest that cloud was never going to be as easy as first thought.

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