“I think some of this is about the complexity of what we’re trying to achieve and the complexity of what does e-health mean. As a professor of e-health it’s such a broad massive area we’re trying to achieve so much but we’re still at such a basic level in terms of what we’re trying to get things to happen. There’s such a resistance to disruption in health and I can’t really understand why. I don’t understand why we still have such poor data systems; why are we so resistant, why haven’t we had an Uber or Stays… or one of those other major innovations that come in and wipe out some of this in health services into that change. I think that’s what’s really intriguing to me that we’re still running on such legacy-type systems that nobody likes but we seem unable to change them.”

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