In what has been pegged as an Australian first, Twitter this week played host to a political debate between NSW Premier, Kristina Keneally, Opposition Leader, Barry O'Farrell, and Greens MP, Lee Rhiannon, ahead of the upcoming by-election in Penrith this Saturday.
Questions from the public were moderated by Channel Nine political reporter, Kevin Wilde, and posed to the political leaders, yet the success of the debate has been questioned.
Results from last week’s poll are in, answering the question: Do you think the Healthcare Identifiers Bill will transform the e-health system?
Definitely, communication will be more efficient and records will be more accurate 68%
Yes, I think the Bill will move the industry forward but I think there are still serious issues that need addressing 18%
Maybe, if the Government can commit to optimising management of the health identifiers 2%
No, I think the Government will struggle to ensure the privacy and security of the system 6%
No, I don't think the Government has the resources to authenticate health providers and prevent fraud