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Health is a major government expense and always high on lists of topics of concern for the public.

More important than that, it directly impacts on peoples’ wellbeing.

Future Wise is committed to a health system which delivers high-quality health care to all who need it, for an efficient price. But more than that, we believe that health policy must always focus on the big picture rather than purely responding to real or perceived challenges.

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myHR Secondary Use Framework

  Following hot on the tail of my post about data reuse, the Department of Health has released the "Framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data" (hereafter "the Framework" - link[pdf]).  There was a public consultation last year, run by Healthconsult, and you can read the submission from Future Wise here. 
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Digital Health Update

There's been quite a bit going on in the digital health area of late. Unfortunately, it's coincided with me quite badly breaking the old version of our blog, so I haven't been able to post about it regularly. The blog is on the mend now, so here's a recap of 
Avatar Trent on Health and Technology

Never the twain

I’m a hospital-based medical specialist.  One of the things that annoys patients (and healthcare workers, too) is the rigid siloing of medical problems – “I’m not here about your diabetes, I’m the heart specialist”. The siloing of expertise isn’t just an issue for medical specialists, though.  Continuing the health example is 
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eHealth - share your ideas

We’ve been a bit busy at Future Wise of late – sometimes life gets in the way of the things that we really want to do.  Justin has presented our thoughts on data retention at AusCERT on the Gold Coast, and stimulated some great discussion among IT security professionals.  I also put together a storify of 
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