[LINK] Online medical consultations

Birch, Jim Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Tue Aug 17 16:34:48 AEST 2010

Tom Worthington wrote:

> An online medical consultation also implies the use of online medical
records..... This is an area where considerable amounts have been
invested by the federal government with little progress being made.

Very few people have a complete online health record so far?  There are
significant bodies of work needed before a single person to get an
integrated eHealth record.  For example, large numbers of health
computer systems will need to be connected to achieve this; a
significant amount of work has been done here over the last few years
with a lot more required. Many current systems were designed with
minimal data sharing capabilities.  AFAIK this work is going on about
everywhere.  This is only one of the underlying pieces.



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