My Aged Care referral form to go live, My Health Record link still on the cards

A new webform that will assist healthcare professionals to refer patients to the My Aged Care system will be available for use from next week, part of release five of the online assessment and referral system for Commonwealth-funded aged care services. GPs in particular have been critical of what...

International health IT week in review: June 26

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending June 26: VA misappropriated funds to upgrade VistA EHR, build mHealth appsHealthcare IT News ~ Jonah Comstock ~ 23/06/2016The US Inspector General accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing...

Australasian health IT week in review: June 25

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending June 25: Aged care funding cuts will push burden onto ‘overstretched hospital system’Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Darragh O'Keefe ~ 24/06/2016Older people who are cash-strapped and have complex...

RACGP presidential candidates on eHealth: Harry Nespolon

Pulse+IT has asked the four candidates vying to become the next president of the RACGP their thoughts on eHealth and health IT. Next up, Sydney GP, GP Synergy chair and cloud-based medical record advocate Harry Nespolon. As president, will eHealth policy be a priority...

eHealth Queensland CEO Colin McCririck resigns for overseas post

eHealth Queensland chief executive officer Colin McCririck will leave the agency in two weeks having accepted a job in the private sector overseas. Mr McCririck, who is also Queensland Health CIO, had a short tenure in the role, having been appointed in December...

RACGP presidential candidates on eHealth: Bastian Seidel

Pulse+IT has asked the four candidates vying to become the next president of the RACGP their thoughts on eHealth and health IT. First up, clinical professor, telehealth expert and keen Twitterer, Tasmania's Professor Bastian Seidel. As president, will eHealth policy be a priority for...

HotDoc launches automated reminders to tackle late cancellations

Melbourne-based medical technology company HotDoc has launched an SMS-based reminder solution called SMART Reminders to help general practices reduce no-shows and late cancellations. Like the SMART Recalls service it launched last year, SMART Reminders is fully automated, so rather than practices having to set...

$20m for Health Care Homes, extra $42.4m for ICT in NSW health budget

The NSW government allocated an extra $20 million to new integrated care initiatives, including the development of the Health Care Homes model in partnership with the federally funded Primary Health Networks (PHNs), in yesterday's state budget. The state will also spend $126 million on...

App developers looking for help from people living with chronic pain

Researchers from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) are asking people living with chronic pain to help them develop a mobile app that can track their symptoms and medications. The IMB team is developing a new app called PainPal that is...

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