[LINK] Open source health records

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Apr 28 22:44:48 AEST 2009

> >  http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheets/general/ehr.html
> NSW Healthelink is, and has been for some years, just about the most 
> diabolical of all of the misconceived excuses for an EHR trial.
> http://www.privacy.org.au/Campaigns/E_Health_Record/HealthElink.html

Roger, is this information current? It appears written three years ago,
at the start of their trial. For one eg it is currently clearly opt-in.

For eg, "Site Created: 15 March 2006 - Last Amended: 17 April 2006 by 
Roger Clarke - Site Last Verified: 24 January 2005"

It might appear that an independant update evaluation may be in order?

> The bureaucrats refused to deal with advocates.
> And they simply voided the already wafer-thin privacy laws in order 
> to force the scheme into existence.
> The consultants who were evaluating it started to enter into a 
> dialogue with advocates, and then suddenly pulled away - having 
> clearly received a signal from the client that advocates' views were 
> unwelcome.
> Not to put too fine a point on it, the NSW Dept of Health is a 
> seriously untrustworthy organisation that engineers its results.
> To revert to the other thread ...
> Yes, there are constructive ways forward.
> There are concepts like federated rather than monolithic, for example.
> And like diseconomies of scale and scope rather than economies. 
> (Unlike the now-unfashionable 'small is beautiful' mantra, those 
> concepts come from general systems theory, economics and business).
> A bunch of us have been trying to convey such ideas for quite some 
> time.  But the bog-ignorant execs and power-brokers keep looking for 
> the one-hit, announcable wonder.
> -- 
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> Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW
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