The National Child Health Information Platform (NCHIP) being rolled out by Midlands Health Network has reached a major milestone with its 1000th enrolment. Newborns in the Waikato region began being enrolled in October last year following a pilot project at Thames Hospital, with...
IBM is working with Australia's CSIRO and the German Red Cross to investigate the use of its Identity Mixer technology, which it hopes will allow consumers to better protect their personal data online. Identity Mixer uses an algorithm to encrypt the certified identity attributes...
A multi-university trial of a combination of lean management and Six Sigma techniques in a hospital emergency department has shown that they can improve patient flow, open more beds and allow hospitals to more easily install software to monitor bed availability, Australian research...
Clinical and practice management software vendor MedicalDirector has launched a cloud-based managed service as an alternative to locally installed software. Available for both MedicalDirector Clinical and PracSoft, the new MedicalDirector Online will be offered on a monthly subscription...
The University of Tasmania is holding another of its online Foundations of Technology for Healthy Living courses beginning next month, aiming to help health science students to navigate the world of fitness technologies. The free course, first staged last year, looks at how new...
The Victorian branch of the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) is organising a seminar next month for specialist and allied health practices on using secure messaging services to connect with GPs. The seminar will be held in Melbourne and broadcast live by video...
The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) has issued a call for papers for the Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015), being held this year in Brisbane. The primary theme for the conference is 'Driving reform: digital health is everyone's business'. This year, the...
The use of electronic medication management and clinical information systems can be used to improve the rate and quality of medication error reporting in Australian hospitals, new research suggests. In a study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, researchers...
Preliminary results from a integrated home telehealth project involving team care arrangements and a variety of readily available technologies has shown that cost savings through nurse visiting and travel time can offset the cost of the equipment, and potentially lead to better...
Researchers from the University of NSW have developed a screening tool that uses an algorithm to help identify elderly patients who are likely to die within a three-month period to potentially avoid harmful and futile treatments. While the tool, called the Criteria for Screening...

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