Global Access Partners (GAP) is developing a ‘big picture’ vision and roadmap for Australia. The Chairman of GAP, Peter Fritz, concludes his series of blogs by sharing the most important part of achieving progress.
Budgets for expensive public services — such as health, for example — must start to account for the future of technological change. Such budgets still involve the allocation of a certain sum of money towards particular equipment purchases which must then suffice for ten years or more, whether or not they are obsolete in five. In health, this does nothing to improve patient care, but is driven by the cumbersome way in which transparency procedures are implemented, and so in search of one benefit we are sacrificing another.