The national PCEHR – soon to be renamed the My Health Record – does not need to be perfect right now but it does need to become functional, practical and beneficial, according to federal Health Minister Sussan Ley. Ms Ley told the Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015) in...
The brains behind the emerging Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced “fire”) standard, Melbourne-based interoperability consultant and standards expert Grahame Grieve, was named as the winner of the inaugural Jon Hilton Award for Excellence in Primary Care...
Sydney-based Allis Technology has launched version two of its ScrubUp app for operating room nurses and surgical assistants, featuring a new journal section where users can record and save details of the procedures they are involved in. The app has been developed by registered nurse Marrianne...
The Queensland government has set up a dedicated eHealth division called eHealth Queensland, bringing together the responsibilities of the Health Services Information Agency (HSIA) with the office of the chief health information officer, currently held by Mater Health CIO Mal Thatcher. Health...
Telstra Health has added another string to its bow with the acquisition of Melbourne-based data analysis, patient flow management and queue management specialist Health IQ. Health IQ was first established in 1996 by former McDonnell Douglas-CSC staff who were then joined by current...
Clinical and practice management software vendor Best Practice has set up a clinical leadership advisory committee involving GPs, practice managers and a nurse to help steer the clinical appropriateness of its software. In addition to Best Practice CEO Frank Pyefinch and COO Craig...
Spark New Zealand plans to decommission its legacy paging network in two years' time but is preparing contingency plans for some of its customers who are likely to continue using pagers, including emergency services and hospitals. Spark issued a statement this week saying it would...
Auckland-based mobile health technology firm Vensa Health will use an R&D growth grant from Callaghan Innovation to invest further in the apps-based version of its platform it is set to launch next year. Vensa Health is best known for developing the TXT2Remind SMS-based patient...
Pulse+IT's weekly weekend round-up of international health IT and eHealth news: Will Cerner sink or swim under weight of DoD EHR contract?Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 30/07/2015Now that Cerner’s suite of electronic health records will over the next decade power the...

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