Saturday, February 04, 2006

Introduction

Healthcare is a hot issue these days. As the population ages, we are searching for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our healthcare systems.

Why then can't we seem to implement information systems that effectively support healthcare?

After many years working in primary care systems, I believe I have developed some insights on these issues. I work in Melbourne, Australia for a number of healthcare organisations, both hospital and community based, trying to help implement information management support.

While my work is within a specific jurisdiction, there appear to be some fundamental principles that are universal. I hope to discuss and elucidate these over time through this blog.

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