[LINK] Oz: 'Hi-tech efficiency key to future service delivery'
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Mar 30 15:09:35 EST 2010
All I can say is in the brave new world, I hope the midwives
visit mothers to be and the community nurses continue to check
on the new mothers! The second parent seems to have
disappeared, so, I hope the older child is safe with the
And..it would seem that one stop government portals may have
had their day...
> The best ideas are those that make you say ?I can?t believe we don?t already have this.?
> Today, I am happy to report a historic collaboration between industry, the health community and government to bring you something you can?t believe we don?t already have: a free (yes, free) mobile health service for pregnant women and new mothers giving them useful tips timed to their pregnancy or age of baby.
> The service is called text4baby, and it is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
Also from 1998: Cloud Computing anyone?
> The timeshared systems of the seventies provided access
> to expensive resources for compute intensive applications.
> Internet based systems have the potential to integrate
> business systems across enterprises.
Roger Clarke wrote:
> [A report came out yesterday:
> [AGRAGA (2010) 'Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for Reform of
> Australian Government Administration' Advisory Group on Reform of
> Australian Government Administration, Canberra, 29 March 2010, at
> [Declaration 2: Based on an amount of consultancy work in the area,
> conducted with colleagues, I published this:
> Electronic Services Delivery: From Brochure-Ware to Entry Points
> [That was written in late 1998, i.e. over 11 years ago.
> [Could it be that the last 15 years of promise has been undermined by
> the arrogance of public servants, who have wanted to foist their
> conception of how the world should work onto a public that is not
> enthusiastic about being treated as cogs in the public service wheel?
> A local community midwife starts visiting Lyn every three days. Lyn's
> general practitioner opens an electronic health record for Jai. GSA
> had already started Lyn's maternity leave payments when she was 38
> weeks pregnant; now family payments also begin.
> In the weeks after Jai's birth, Lyn gets a text message telling her
> where to get the infant immunised. She is offered advice for new
> parents, is linked by video to a local mothers' group and told about
> childcare facilities in her area. She is emailed Jai's birth
Marghanita da Cruz
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