The budget proposal to raise a charge of $7 per visit to a GP as well as any associated pathology, X-ray or similar diagnostic tests has sparked a great deal of concern. The reason for this relates to the question of fairness for less well-off members of our community, including senior citizens, those...
The Department of Health (DoH) is holding public consultations on the authority requirements for prescribing certain PBS medications to gauge opinion on what items should be moved to the streamlined listing or whether prescribing should be unrestricted. Long a bugbear for many GPs, the authority requirement...
The practice of medicine is becoming increasingly reliant on knowledge, expertise and technology from interdisciplinary fields that were traditionally considered alien to the domain. This is especially so in complex and advanced specialties such as intensive care, where practitioners frequently encounter...
eHealth NSW is currently conducting a tender process to create a panel of electronic medications management (eMM) solutions that local health districts will be able to choose from, and is also evaluating responses to a tender for an incident management system (IMS) that will be rolled out statewide. These...
A telehealth demonstration project that has been running in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region over the last 18 months is soon to come to an end, having experienced good uptake in Maori health clinics but coming across a number of challenges for district nurses and residential aged care. The project,...
Counties-Manukau District Health Board will roll out HSAGlobal's CCMS connected care platform to all general practices in the district by June next year to allow them to provide a care plan to up to 30,000 patients with long-term conditions. Counties-Manukau DHB's At Risk Individuals program (ARI)...
More than half a million electronic referrals have been sent between general practices, community specialists and hospitals in NZ's midland region since 2010. The eReferral system first went live in June 2010 and was designed by the Midlands Health Network in association with the Best Practice Advocacy...
Text messaging is now an acceptable method for assisting with smoking cessation programs under new guidelines from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. First developed in 2007 as the New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines, they have been revised this year and renamed as The New Zealand Guidelines...
Andre Bredenkamp has joined Patients First as its chief technology officer, having worked in the past on several projects for the organisation including the GP2GP electronic notes transfer product and the New Zealand ePrescription Service (NZePS). Most recently country manager for Australia with HSAGlobal,...
The MedAdvisor medications compliance app has been updated with new functions including the ability to link medication to particular alerts, new scheduling options and a summary view of alerts. While the MedAdvisor apps for iOS, Android and web are free to use for patients, they are linked to the...

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