MyHospitals (again) – is health care a journey or a transaction?

We are not providing real time information on how many parking lots are available or the current length of elective surgery waiting lists. For such information, they should contact the hospital or their doctor respectively,

I commented on MyHospitals the other day, but only just came across this related coverage.

My immediate thought in response to this quote from Alison Verhoeven, Senior Executive at Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), is: but why not?

Don’t factors like access to parking also affect the patient and the patient’s carers, friends and family as they move through the health system? It leaves me wondering exactly who the ‘My’ in MyHospitals is.

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