Pulse+IT Poll: April 25 - ADHA to the rescue?

With little fanfare, earlier in the week Pulse+IT released its first poll via the Tuesday edition of our eNewsletter.

The question posed was:

Do you think the My Health Record (PCEHR) will succeed under the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA)?

Pulse+IT readers were able to vote in the subsequent editions (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday), with the basic polling system we utilised preventing people from voting more than once in any newsletter.

The results as at COB on Friday, April 29 were as follows:

Do you think the My Health Record (PCEHR) will succeed under the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA)?
Edition Yes Probably Probably not Definitely not Total
Tuesday 24 (23%) 24 (23%) 41 (39%) 16 (15%) 105
Wednesday 31 (36%) 22 (26%) 25 (29%) 7 (8%) 85
Thursday 18 (22%) 27 (33%) 34 (41%) 3 (4%) 82
Friday 27 (30%) 29 (32%) 25 (27%) 9 (10%) 90
Total 100 (28%) 102 (28%) 125 (35%) 35 (10%) 362

As the first poll Pulse+IT has conducted, we were pleased to attract 362 responses in what was a working week shortened by ANZAC day. Overall, there was a slight majority of respondants (56 per cent) with positive feelings about the the prospect of the ADHA making the My Health Record a success.

The definition of success readers applied when interpreting the question is of course impossible to say, but what is apparent in the data collected is more pessimism from our Tuesday and Thursday respondents. It's interesting to note that our editions on these days are slanted towards private practice as opposed to our acute sector focus on Wednesdays and Fridays, which perhaps doesn't bode well for GP adoption of the system under the current incentive arrangements.

This week's Pulse+IT Poll question - If you are a GP or practice manager, will your practice meet the new ePIP requirements? - explores this particular theme so be sure to sign up to our free eNewsletter service if you haven't already, and cast your vote.

If you have any suggestions for future Pulse+IT Polls, feel free to post these in the comments section below or submit a tip.

Tags: PCEHR, My Health Record, ADHA, Pulse+IT Poll

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