Tim Blake

Recent Contributions

Reply to Project Spotlight: Interoperability in Australia March 28-April 1

April 2, 2016
Thanks Joaquin, it has been a pleasure! Happy to continue individual discussions if anyone wants to follow up on anything that was raised.

Reply to Project Spotlight: Interoperability in Australia March 28-April 1

March 29, 2016
Joaquin, Thanks for your questions. Not much to add to Grahame's earlier response on the first one, other than to reinforce that identifiers for health providers and organisations will ultimately be extremely important for a variety of reasons, not least clinical safety, audit, security, etc. The following views are my ...

Reply to Project Spotlight: Interoperability in Australia March 28-April 1

March 29, 2016
Patrick, That's a good question, but one that currently doesn't have a complete answer. The Federal Dept of Health (the operator of the My Health Record) and their partner organisation NEHTA (National eHealth Transition Authority) are responsible for structural data quality and compliance, as well as clinical safety. We're still ...

Reply to Project Spotlight: Interoperability in Australia March 28-April 1

March 29, 2016
Pratap, Totally agree, as long as this is 'us and them' or Health IT forcing a solution upon clinicians then it won't work. That said, there is no shortcut to clinicians taking responsibility for the quality of clinical documentation. Some currently do, but many don't. Regarding gamification, it's just thoughts ...

Reply to Project Spotlight: Interoperability in Australia March 28-April 1

March 29, 2016
David, Thanks for your question. There are definitely some benefits to blockchain in healthcare, but I think we're at the peak of the hype cycle on this topic right now. I see a lot of talk about how blockchain will improve interoperability, but I don't see how it helps at ...


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