Letter to the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing on the Importance of National Leadership to Bring about a Nationally Integrated E-Health System

February 2010

This letter, to the Honourable Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, summarises the need for need for microeconomic reform of the health sector.

It explains the economic and social importance of the health sector, its challenges and why it needs to be subjected to the same disciplines as other sectors.

The letter highlights why accelerating a nationally integrated e-health system is essential to the future productivity – and economic and social value – of the healthcare sector.

E-health needs national leadership, coordinated investment by governments in e-health national infrastructure, and a commitment to long-term improvement in the health industry.

Letter to the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing on the importance of national leadership to bring about a nationally integrated e-health system

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