Sections

Services

Information

UK United Kingdom

eHealth

Analysis and Comment (5)

Google knows if you’re pulling a sickie. Google knows if you’re pulling a sickie. Sergio Alvarez

Is Google’s project to monitor healthy people just a bit creepy?

You donate gigabytes of valuable data to Google every day. Your browsing history, search results, and gmail behaviour as well as the countless smartphone apps which monitor your movements and personal…
If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that this is not a fixable problem. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that this is not a fixable problem. Image from shutterstock.com

Unfixable: time to ditch personally controlled e-health record scheme

Federal health minister Peter Dutton has commissioned a review of Labor’s troubled Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project. It’s unclear whether the review committee is to decide…
Open health is one side of “open data” policies being pursued by countries all over the world. Open health is one side of “open data” policies being pursued by countries all over the world. Kate Ter Haar

Open health: what is it and why should you care?

“Open health” captures a broad set of information technologies that will change the way we approach health and health care. It encompasses “ehealth” (the storage and provision of personal medical information…
Even with an e-health record, doctors will still need to ask patients about their medical history. Even with an e-health record, doctors will still need to ask patients about their medical history. j reed

Doctors and patients uneasy about new e-health records system

In the shadow of the carbon tax, Australia’s e-health records scheme rolled out on July 1 with what can only be described as a very soft launch. Unlike the carbon tax, the e-health records scheme is voluntary…
The health of the personally-controlled electronic health records may itself be in doubt. The health of the personally-controlled electronic health records may itself be in doubt. jfcherry

Everything you need to know about Australia’s e-health records

From July 1 2012, Australians will be able to register for their own Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). At least this was what Rosemary Huxtable, deputy secretary of the department…

Research Briefs (2)

iPads increase doctors' efficiency

Providing personal mobile computers to medical residents increases their efficiency, reduces delays in patient care and enhances…