[LINK] All the tech in the 2017-18 federal budget

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed May 10 09:49:10 AEST 2017

On 10/05/2017 6:35 AM, Andy Farkas wrote:
> On 10/05/2017 00:28, Stephen Loosley wrote:
>> All the tech in the 2017-18 federal budget
>> E-health, BoM infosec, cyber office, and more.
>> By Allie Coyne  May 9 2017  8:30PM
>> https://www.itnews.com.au/news/all-the-tech-in-the-2017-18-federal-budget-461083?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=editors_picks&google_editors_picks=true
> They say it was a Labor budget, but you can tell the Lib bits...
>> Just over $374 million will be spent over the next two years to give
>> every Australian an electronic health record by default.
> Hasn't this been done before?

They've had it as opt-in since July 2012 but it's been a miserable
failure. They are currently bribing GPs to upload shared health
summaries. You can see the effect at the end of each three month
reporting period when shared health summary uploads peak.

So far it has cost the federal government and the healthcare industry an
estimated $2billion with no reported benefits (i.e. records being used
for healthcare or reduced healthcare costs). The estimates are that
after going opt-out they will have spent close to $2.5billion and
(according to the budget papers) achieved about $300 worth of benefits,
although they don't actually explain how the benefits are actually going
to work. The claims are all woolly, vague and unsubstantiated hand-waving.




Bernard Robertson-Dunn
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