Monday, January 03, 2011

BLOGSCAN - Health IT Debacle Down Under?

From the blog "Australian Health Information Technology" by Dr David More MB, PhD, FACHI:

Monday, January 03, 2011

NSW Health Has A Full Blown Health IT Failure on Its Hands. As I Predicted in 2006!

The Healthelink Project, which was to provide a prototype for a Shared EHR for NSW has essentially imploded.

Information provided to this blog confidentially confirms both the number of participants in the project and their information transmission activities have both fallen through the floor over the last 12 months! To protect sources I can’t provide much detail concerning the evidence I have seen, but it is clear and dramatic and confirms what I have been saying for a good while. Sadly HealtheLink is such a badly wounded animal that it really now needs to be helped to pass to a much better place!

Are the national health IT efforts in the US headed in the same direction?

Read the entire post at the link above.

-- SS


Live it or live with IT said...

Tsk Tsk, another trip to the woodshed for Dr. More will be coming soon.

Keep the faith Doc. The truth will set you free.

InformaticsMD said...

The truth may most certainly save a life.

Practice medicine with misrepresented cybernetic miracles, and your patient's dead.

-- SS

Anonymous said...

No surprises here. The doctors in the US should refuse to use these care disrupting systems. Just say no to the incentives. Report every malfunction and care screw-up from HIT.