Category Archives: eHealth

E-health warning: cliff edge ahead

The National eHealth strategy is getting closer and closer to that big, overhanging cliff.

Brand new eHealth strategy doomed to fail

Alas, another missed opportunity to increase the uptake of eHealth by doctors.

Online therapy? Not so crazy after all

Internet therapy for many mental health problems actually works.

The Danish health IT solution: small-scale brilliance

GP Daniel Byrne explains why Denmark is one of the world leaders in the use e-health.

Is this the e-health breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?

The Australian Government is considering major legislative changes to the PCEHR.

Warning: digital challenges ahead

Is Australia ready for the new digital technologies in healthcare?

The e-health challenge: An interview with NEHTA Chair Dr Steve Hambleton

I had the privilege to speak with the Chairman of the NEHTA Board about the e-health challenge.

Rebooting the PCEHR: Opt-out and a new name are not enough

Although I like the word ‘rebooted’, many questions remain.

Why doctors still can’t email your health record

Secure electronic transfer of medical records between practices has become an urgent national priority.

If you’re interested in health apps, you may find Physitrack useful

A smartphone app that allows health providers to prescribe over 1,000 clearly narrated exercise videos.

The rise of low cost medical tech

Low-cost open source medical technology has the potential to disrupt the healthcare IT industry.

7 simple strategies to avoid e-health disasters

An insider’s look in the health IT industry, and 7 tips to avoid disappointment when implementing software.

This is why I will not use the PCEHR

The conclusion of the latest PCEHR review is disappointing: It appears that the national e-health record system has not yet moved beyond the pilot stage.

Software glitches: Are you keeping your head cool?

Why is the healthcare industry prone to so many software problems? In this post I’m having a great chat with Sydney professor Enrico Coiera.

The Australian PCEHR: Success or failure?

Where are we at with the PCEHR? I asked four leaders in the field about their thoughts: Has it been a success or a failure?

How one GP gives his patients access to their electronic health records

Around the world there are several projects going that allow patients to get access to their records, and UK Doctor Amir Hannan is one of the trail blazers.

How to get doctors to use eHealth

There is the perception that doctors are resistant to change, such as the introduction of eHealth in their practices. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Should consumers have online access to their health records?

Online access to electronic health records will boost transparency. It will change the interaction between consumers and practitioners and may improve quality of care.

Can health consumers trust us with their private data?

“Cybercrime is a systemic risk and is potentially the next black swan event.” Advancing technology in healthcare is exciting but creates challenges at the same time.

Participatory healthcare has only just begun

Health consumers are getting smarter and better organised, using the latest digital technologies. Are health professionals keeping up?