[LINK] Role of Government in National ICT Policy
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Feb 27 09:29:50 EST 2012
At 09:15 AM 27/02/2012, Tom Worthington wrote:
>The Personal Electronically Controlled Health Records programs of the
>Government has some problems and looks expensive. But like the NBN and
>computers in schools, these programs are relatively cheap when compared
>to the potential benefits and savings. They are also going well compared
>to other programs, such as the "Home Insulation Program".
That's a joke, right? going well? Hardly! There is something like a
30% plus staff turnover rate at NeHTA. They have managed to tick off
the software suppliers big time. There is no hope of them ever
meeting a July 1 start date. Their enabling legislation is terribly
flawed. Plus 'benefits and savings' for whom? There is NOT a bit of
evidence of it helping health outcomes. None. Nada.
If what you've posted is what this guy said, he has lost even more
credibility. If this is your opinion, Tom, you're missing what is
happening in that space.
>ps: I am a member of the ACS Telecommunications Board, but the views
>expressed here are my own.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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