Medical device integration and the paperless hospital

St Stephen's Hospital in Queensland's Hervey Bay is currently running a benefits realisation study in association with PwC as well as some studies on nursing workflows to accurately measure the effects on safety and quality of care of its integrated electronic medical record and medical devices. The $96 million,...

Australasian health week in review: August 29

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health, IT and eHealth news: The NBN satellite Malcolm Turnbull never wanted prepares for liftoffSydney Morning Herald ~ Hannah Francis ~ 28/08/2015In 32 days and counting, Australia is set to blast a satellite weighing as much...

Adherium breathes easy following positive ASX listing

Auckland-based medical device developer Adherium had a successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this week, with its stock closing at 60 cents a share on its first day of trading, valuing the company at $A84 million. Adherium, which was founded by CEO...

Beyond the silver surfer to the platinum power wheel

The fundamental change towards consumer-directed care (CDC) that has radically reshaped the aged care sector over the last few years offers great opportunities to the ICT industry above and beyond traditional residential or home-based aged care. Lynda O'Grady, a former Telstra executive who is...

iCareHealth to redevelop meds management app as it goes agile in Azure

Market-leading aged care software vendor iCareHealth is set to release redeveloped versions of its medications management app at the end of the year and has moved to six-monthly release cycles for its core clinical and care management software now that Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is...

WA to delay opening of Perth Children's Hospital if necessary: Hames

The West Australian government will delay the opening of the $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) if necessary as it seeks to avoid the same problems experienced with the commissioning and opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH). WA Health Minister Kim Hames told ABC...

UQ extends Darling Downs telehealth services to speech pathology

The Health-e-Regions project run by the University of Queensland's Centre for Online Health (COH) is now offering rehabilitation services such as speech pathology following a funding injection from the project's main benefactor, natural gas company QCG. Health-e-Regions provides telehealth services to GPs and aged...

HotDoc sets its sights on secure patient-doctor communication

Melbourne-based health IT company HotDoc plans to invest some of the money it recently secured through a start-up venture capital fund to begin developing new technology to enable secure communication between doctor and patient. Having signed up over 3000 GPs, HotDoc also plans to...

Telstra Health wins hospital deals for Arcus in Asia

Telstra Health has secured four new contracts with leading hospitals in Malaysia and Thailand for its Arcus hospital information system. Arcus is an integrated patient care system that provides an end-to-end single medical record system for hospital networks spread over multiple locations, and is...

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