The good folk at Pulse+IT reported this morning that the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has been asked to perform an audit of My Health Record. I believe this is an opportune moment to reflect on both the project’s strengths and weaknesses.
My impression is that the lead organisation, the Australian Digital Health Agency ADHA, is too ‘top heavy’ with excessive high-level managers and not enough everyday clinicians involved on the ground.
Secondly, the failure to adopt the accepted international standard protocols in health data – HL-7 & FHIR is indefensible. It is not by accident that almost every large health organisation around the globe uses this single unified protocol and it beggars belief as to why the signature Australian Digital Health project stands alone using the outdated CDNA standard. Check out my blog where I explore this issue a little deeper here robertlaidlaw.com.au/blog
Tomorrow I am travelling to Adelaide for the ADC Forum Global Blockchain Summit where I’ll be showcasing our solution – Secure Health Chain to our many of our nation’s leaders. We are a group of Doctors that want to accelerate our transition to digital health. After all, we believe your health
data is your single most precious asset and deserves military grade security as well as being available whenever and where ever you may need to use it.