The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) have agreed to jointly produce webinars promoting the use of telehealth as a tool to overcome the fragmentation of care. The overall aim is to increase the availability of quality telehealth...
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is set to release for public comment a draft document outlining updated standards, guidelines, terminology reference sets and preferred units of measure as part of its Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS) project. Public...
Royal Perth Hospital's Shenton Park campus has become the first WA hospital to begin uploading discharge summaries to the PCEHR, with the main Wellington Street campus set to come online in the next few months. Royal Perth is using the Healthcare Information and PCEHR Services (HIPS) technology designed...
The Improvement Foundation has developed a new interactive dashboard and a set of eHealth indicators for its qiConnect portal, which allows general practices to automatically upload data on certain clinical measurements for analysis and benchmarking. qiConnect is used by participants in the Australian...
A medicines dose calculation app, a digital version of a junior doctor's rounds sheet and an appointment booking and remote consultation system are three of 16 app concepts entered in the Health Informatics Society of Australia's Apps Challenge, voting for which closes today. The Apps Challenge is...
Griffith University has launched a new app to help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome better manage their illness, along with a headache app designed to be used in a research study to record daily ratings of head pain. The chronic fatigue app, called CliniHelp, is also suitable for patients with...
Despite facing huge challenges in implementing the PCEHR for its aged and community care clients, aged care provider Feros Care will be “gung-ho” in supporting clients to use it to monitor and self-manage their health if it becomes an opt-out system, the organisation says. Feros Care's manager...
Preliminary results from several telehealth trials funded under the $20 million NBN-Enabled Telehealth Pilots Program have shown many positives for monitoring older patients living at home, with project leaders agreeing that the quality and reliability of the National Broadband Network (NBN) was clearly...
Telstra Health has bought the Sydney-based Medinexus radiology and pathology secure messaging solution, adding to a growing portfolio of eHealth companies it has acquired since the division was established last year. Telstra's head of health, Shane Solomon, said the company had acquired Medinexus...
Practice management software vendor MyPractice is rolling out a new pathway navigator product across the Auckland and Northland regions, offering GPs an easier way to customise clinical pathways and guidelines for individual patients. The company is also in the middle of its Health365 roll-out, a...

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