HIC 2016: Speculation mounts on Digital Health Agency CEO

A final decision has not been made on who will take the reigns as CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) but speculation is mounting that Telstra Health's Tim Kelsey has been chosen for the high-profile role. Pulse+IT understands that Mr Kelsey, a former journalist and open data...

HIC 2016: HISA hands out distinguished awards

Melbourne GP Network's Adam McLeod and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services' Peter Williams picked up two of the big awards at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) in Melbourne last night. Mr McLeod won the Jon Hilton Award for Excellence for Primary...

HIC 2016: My Health Record now mobile enabled

The My Health Record system is now accessible on mobile devices and will shortly reach the milestone of four million consumers registered, Health Minister Sussan Ley said. Addressing the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) in Melbourne yesterday, Ms Ley said the platform was now mobile...

MedicalDirector completes proof of concept to map to SNOMED

Clinical and practice management software vendor MedicalDirector has completed a proof of concept exercise to map the system's coding standard to SNOMED CT-AU and will make Australian Medicines Terminology-mapped medications available in MD Clinical this October, the company has announced. Responding to a recent...

HIC 2016: HISA launches online digital health training initiative

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) has launched a new training initiative to provide clinicians, IT professionals and managers with online, self-paced courses in digital health, beginning with a foundation course in clinical practice in the digital age for clinicians. The Digital Health...

Work on SNOMED mapping well underway: GP software vendors

General practice software vendors are well on the way to mapping the coding systems used in their products to the SNOMED clinical terminology, with Best Practice having mapped many of its term sets back in 2009 and Medical Director set to release its cloud-based Helix...

International health IT week in review: July 24

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending July 24: Ontario to connect LTC systems with hospital recordsCanadian Healthcare Technology ~ Staff writer ~ 20/07/2016The Ontario Long Term Care Association will be leading a project funded by Canada...

Australasian health IT week in review: July 23

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending July 23: New ICT health research centre has aged care high on its agendaAustralian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 22/07/2016Aged care and ageing will be a...

HIC 2016 preview: ADHA workshop a highlight at HIC

The newly created Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) is holding an introductory workshop at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2016) in Melbourne next week, featuring presentations from board chair Jim Birch, board member and Department of Health special adviser Paul Madden and acting CEO Richard...

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