Pulse+IT Poll: May 31 - Telstra NCSR contract win fails to please

With Telstra Health recently being awarded a contract to build a national cancer screening register, in this week's poll, Pulse+IT asked readers the following question:

Are you happy that Telstra Health has been awarded the contract for the National Cancer Screening Register?

The results as at COB on Monday, June 6 were as follows:

Are you happy that Telstra Health has been awarded the contract for the National Cancer Screening Register?
Edition Yes No Don't care Total
Tuesday 28 (29%) 53 (55%) 16 (16%) 97
Wednesday 45 (32%) 71 (51%) 24 (17%) 140
Thursday 10 (16%) 43 (69%) 9 (15%) 62
Friday 26 (31%) 45 (54%) 13 (15%) 84
Total 109 (28%) 212 (55%) 62 (16%) 383

This week’s Pulse+IT poll solicited more feedback than any other question we’ve posed to our readership, yeilding 383 responses across four days. With recent federal budget papers putting nearly $180 million in play, Telstra Health winning the contract to develop a National Cancer Screening Register represents the company’s first big contract win since the telco commenced its eHealth spending spree a few years ago.

Having thus far failed to demonstrate many synergies between its acquired entities and its own corporate muscle, Pulse+IT readers don’t seem impressed that the company has been awarded this particular project.

For each person that indicated they were happy with the government’s decision to award Telstra the contract to consolidate a collection of state and national programs (28 per cent), almost two people said they were not happy (55 per cent). The remaining 16 per cent said they ‘don’t care’.

The results across the four editions of Pulse+IT that featured this poll question were quite consistent despite the variation in our readership profile across the week. The one exception was Thursday (one of our practice-centric editions), where Telstra fans were missing in action (16 per cent) and critics numbered 69 per cent of respondents on that day.

This week's Pulse+IT Poll question for Australian readers is: Are you concerned that the ADHA has still not appointed a permanent CEO?

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Tags: Telstra Health, National Cancer Screening Register

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# Susan Smith 2016-06-08 17:53
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