Minister of eHealth?

An interesting proposal from American systems integrator, CSC, to the Australian Minister of Health for a Minister of eHealth:

While this proposal may seem  little off the wall, it got me to thinking about the Canadian situation.  Do we have a national leader driving the eHealth agenda?  A CSC spokesperson makes a good point when she says “Unless we’ve got political leadership specifically looking at eHealth, (it will be difficult to implement.)”  Looking south to the US, I see strong political leadership and lots of action.  When I look at Canada, I don’t see anyone stepping forward to make the case for eHealth and I see lots of inaction.  Everyone seems to be ducking to avoid winding up in the headlines.  Understandable, I guess, but disappointing.


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