CSIRO releases home monitoring report showing savings of $3b a year

The CSIRO has released its long-awaited report into home monitoring of chronic disease, which shows that a modest investment in home monitoring technology, allied to risk stratification tools and remote monitoring by telehealth nurses, could save the healthcare system up to $3 billion a year in avoidable admissions to hospital,...

No more faxed referrals for Auckland as eReferrals become mandatory

The three district health boards (DHBs) serving the Auckland region are making electronic referrals into their hospitals and health services mandatory from March next year, doing away with faxed and mailed referral letters from GPs, specialists and community allied health providers. The DHBs –...

FNQ finally makes a move on $35m eHealth solution for primary and acute care

The two northern Queensland hospital and health services have gone to market for a regional eHealth solution that will provide an integrated point-of-care clinical record covering primary, community and acute care settings in the region, over four years after winning federal funding for the project....

Automatic upload of data from hospital PAS to Medicare for newborn enrolments

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has completed a trial to streamline the enrolment of newborns for Medicare and the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register using data extracted from a hospital's patient administration system and transferred directly to a DHS online portal. In what is...

International health IT week in review: August 28

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending August 28: Digital medicine: empowering both patients and cliniciansThe Lancet ~ Eric Topol ~ 20/08/2016The purpose of this new Lancet column on digital medicine will be to delve into important...

Australasian health IT week in review: August 27

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending August 27: Legal fight looms over new Royal Adelaide Hospital delayABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 26/08/2016A legal dispute between the South Australian Government and the builder...

Full steam ahead for NZ national electronic health record

New Zealand is going ahead with its plans for a single national electronic health record (EHR) despite recent upheavals with the now disbanded National Health IT Board, issuing a request for proposal this week for a partner to develop a business case for its implementation....

GP care plans open to hospital clinicians through Western Sydney LinkedEHR

Hospital-based clinicians are being provided with a read-only view of a patient's GP-generated care plan through NSW's Cerner electronic medical record as part of Western Sydney's Integrated Care Demonstrator. Patients are also set to be encouraged to self-manage their condition through one of several...

DoseMe to invest in EMR integration following capital raising

Medications dose individualisation software developer DoseMe is set to invest in commercialising the product in Australia and integrating it with electronic medical records as it prepares for entry into the US and European markets, following the successful closure of a $2.6 million Series A financing...

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