The PCEHR Review

The Department of Health has decided to engage a consultant to help them formulate their response to the PCEHR review. The focus is to be on the implementation of the system. In my view they are asking the wrong question. In eHealth there seems to be an implicit assumption that, by gathering more and more data on a patient, better Continue reading The PCEHR Review

Health Information should be about decision making.

What is health information needed for? IMHO health information is only needed in order to make decisions. A health professional will be primarily interested in the current status of a patient and secondly, in the way in which the patient’s status is changing. Any other information is irrelevant and, potentially, confusing. Health information systems need to be designed and managed Continue reading Health Information should be about decision making.