[AusNOG] NBN Co CEO Quigley Speech 20100818
jason at lucid.net.au
Thu Aug 19 23:19:32 EST 2010
A. Well said.
B. Well said.
C. Not so sure about that.
D. Um, being able to telecommute and hence not have to stress about going in ;)
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On 19/08/2010 8:10 p.m., John Glendenning <glendenning.j at gmail.com> wrote:
Stuff the political rhetoric, the points that stand out for me are:
a. I have no faith in the govt to deliver the network without stuffing it - bad track record on every major publicised project so far
b. How can a govt that prophesises the benefits of the NBN also recommend filtering it? Get real
c. Our standard of health care was much better in the 70's and 80's and there wasnt even dial-up back then
d. Transport/health and infrastructure. Who gives a crap if u can get 1Gb speeds if it takes 2 hours to get into work in the morning?
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 7:51 PM, Mark Prior <mrp at mrp.net> wrote:
On 19/08/10 6:44 PM, John Edwards wrote:
> With an NBN we get the following to assist with this situation
> - better likelihood of an eHealth system with accurate, readable, up to
> date and non-conflicting records
My doctor still writes rather than types. I doubt any extra bandwidth
hitting her PC is going to change that.
> - better chance of getting a consult with a regular doctor who is
> already familiar with your problems
Does the NBN create more time in the day now?
> - if the problem is too serious for a locum/GP, they can refer to a
> specialist instantly - not with an appointment in 2 weeks time
It's creating specialists too?
> - the same locum can now do 5 consults in the same time it might take
> him to drive someplace and wait for a nurse to direct him to the patient
> - paves the way for practitioner-nurses to act as remote-hands for
> doctors (this is one will probably have to wait for another election -
> more politics involved)
Well that exists now, come to AusNOG and listen to Laurie Wilson.
> - reduced use of facilities means that when you do have to visit a
> hospital you'll get better service
We already have ads on the TV for the government's HealthDirect service
trying to keep people out of casualty. Is it working? Will the NBN
change people's attitude?
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