We had a brilliant conversation at EY on the 18th of August with Tim Kelsey (current CEO Australian Digital Health Agency), Richard Royle (former CEO Australian Digital Health Agency), Kirsty Elderton (Futuregov) and Andrew Way (CEO of Alfred Health) and we are sorry you missed it.
The following points are a brief summary of the engaging conversation that transpired:
1. The sole purpose of open data and better transparency in health is to improve the quality and safety of patients;
2. Making data available alone is not sufficient – we must consider how meaningful it is, paying particular attention to the way it is presented for consumption; and
3. There were many powerful anecdotes including an example of low tech transparency in India that has saved substantial amounts through fraud prevention.
Should you wish to know more about what Tim Kelsey, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, has to say, please click on this link http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/T/bo25059800.html