I was having a close read of an interview given by Ms Jane Halton PSM - Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing and it really confirms what we heard from the Minister a day or so later.
No ehealth Big Bang: Halton
Posted Mon, 26/03/2012 - 14:42 by Josh Gliddon
Australia wont see an ehealth big bang once the deadline for the introduction of the personally controlled electronic healthcare record passes on July 1. Our strategy is about demonstrating capability, said health department secretary Jane Halton, in an exclusive interview with eHealthspace.org.
According to Ms Halton, the focus immediately post July 1 will be on the existing Wave 1 and 2 sites, which were paused earlier this year due to a software specification issue.
Ms Halton said the question of whether more trial sites will be added to the Wave program is an active debate. She also said the health department needed to see what movement there is among the general and health communities in terms of...
This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.