DoH extends ERRCD hosting as states haggle over costed proposal

The federal Department of Health has agreed to extend funding for the infrastructure and hosting costs for the Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs (ERRCD) system for a further year as discussions continue with the states and territories over a costed plan to roll out the system. As...

Permanent chief technology officer for Health won't be named until July

New Zealand's Director-General of Health is not expected to name a permanent chief technology and digital officer until early July, the final peg in Chai Chuah's shake-up of executive leadership at the Ministry. Mr Chuah has brought in Nick Robinson, a former general manager...

Southern DHB to go live with HealthOne, South Island-wide ACP

The Southern District Health Board has taken its first step towards the full go-live of HealthOne, the shared patient record system pioneered by Canterbury DHB and formerly known as the electronic shared care record view (eSCRV). Authorised users across the South Island have been...

International health IT week in review: May 29

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 29: FHIR rapidly advancing as healthcare data exchange standardHealth Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 26/05/2016Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application programming interface is making...

Australasian health IT week in review: May 28

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 28: Real-time decision support tool aims to help staff treat dementia-related behavioursAustralian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 27/05/2016A residential aged care trial underway is testing...

Plans for national roll-out of real-time prescription monitoring in disarray

The plan to roll out the Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs (ERRCD) system on a national level is in disarray four years after it was first announced, with one state going it alone, another hedging its bets and still others waiting for guidance...

Telstra Health wins $178.3m contract to build cancer screening register

Telstra Health has won the hotly contested tender to build and operate the $178.3 million National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR), which will replace the current state-based registers for cervical cancer screening programs and the national bowel cancer screening register, to go live in time...

CSIRO study shows massive return on investment for at-home telemonitoring

The final report from a CSIRO-led trial into home monitoring of vital signs of elderly patients with chronic disease has found that billions could be saved in healthcare expenditure from both the primary care and hospital sectors with a modest investment in home telemonitoring equipment,...

NT commits $186 million over five years for core clinical systems renewal

The Northern Territory will spend $186 million on a jurisdiction-wide integrated electronic medical record system as part of the Territory's core clinical systems renewal program (CCSRP). Announcing the funding in today's budget, Minister for Corporate and Information Services Peter Styles said the five-year program...

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