NSW telehealth strategy signals shift from small to sustainable: Skinner

NSW will move away from small-scale pilots and begin to embed sustainable telehealth services into the state's health system under a new five-year telehealth implementation strategy that has been aligned with a larger 10-year eHealth strategy for NSW that is set to be released next month. NSW Health Minister...

International health IT week in review: May 1

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 1: HSCIC actions 1.2m patient opt-outsDigital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 28/04/2016More than 1.2 million people will have their objection to having their identifiable health data shared for...

Australasian health IT week in review: April 30

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 30: Taking telehealth mainstreamAustralian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 29/04/2016Telehealth in NSW is set to be incorporated across all settings from hospitals to homes in...

Sky Muster now being rolled out to rural and remote Australia

The National Broadband Network has officially launched its wholesale broadband satellite service dubbed Sky Muster, with 85,000 users expected by this time next year, including the 37,000 currently using the interim satellite service. NBN is promising a boon to rural and remote healthcare provision...

Patient linked to product in EMRs under new interoperability agreement

The link between patients and the products they are administered in hospital will be better enabled through barcode scanning following an agreement between global standards organisation GS1 and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). The organisations have signed a collaborative agreement to...

Images are still safe despite promising clinical photo app folding

Clinical software vendor MedicalDirector has quashed rumours that the developers of the ImageSafe app provided on the MD Sidebar are going out of business, but Pulse+IT has confirmed that a rival app, the once-promising start-up PicSafe Medi, has closed down. Rumours have been circulating...

Money well spent: extraordinary generalists and helpline GPs

Doctors who worked for the after hours GP helpline set up an email group dubbed “The League of Extraordinary Generalists” and developed a strong collegial network fostered by an internal instant messaging system that was strengthened rather than reduced by negative perceptions about them from...

Healthcare start-ups invited to power pitch at eHealth Queensland Expo

Queensland Health is inviting mature healthcare start-up companies to pitch to a captive audience of more than 850 healthcare professionals at the eHealth Queensland Expo in Brisbane next month. The inaugural one-day event is designed to showcase emerging digital healthcare technologies and will include...

InterSystems signs up with BloodNet to automate ordering in TrakCare Lab

InterSystems is the latest laboratory information system (LIS) vendor to sign on to integrate with the National Blood Authority's (NBA) award-winning BloodNet ordering and inventory management system, which will allow the ordering and distribution of blood products to be automated for TrakCare Lab users. ...

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