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 apps being developed by the...

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...

10 PHNs chosen for Health Care Homes but fears continue over funding

Ten Primary Health Networks (PHNs) from around the country have been chosen to pilot the federal government's Health Care Homes initiative, but healthcare groups continue to warn that the trial will fail unless proper funding is allocated. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Health Minister...

NZ to go to tender for national oral health information system

The New Zealand Ministry of Health plans to issue a request for proposal towards the end of the year for a national oral health information system (OHIS), part of a larger program to build an electronic oral health record for children and adults receiving dental...

HealthKit and Coviu partner for WebRTC video consults integrated into PMS

Melbourne digital health software provider HealthKit has partnered with Data61 spin-out Coviu to integrate its WebRTC-based telehealth capability into HealthKit's cloud-based practice management system (PMS). The new capability will allow general, specialist medical and allied health practitioners to conduct video conferences from within their...

ATHS to launch new website as telehealth sector readies for combo conference

The Australasian Telehealth Society (ATHS) will next month launch a new website containing an up to date listing of telehealth resources in Australia and New Zealand, as the local telehealth sector gets ready for the combined telehealth and health informatics conferences being organised in association...

NSW expands HWAN-powered patient Wi-Fi service statewide

Port Macquarie Base Hospital on NSW's mid north coast will shortly become the first regional hospital to roll out patient-accessible Wi-Fi using the state's Health Wide Area Network (HWAN). The service has been piloted by the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – which includes the...

Clinical decision support tool for antidepressant dosing set for global launch

Melbourne-based biotechnology firm CNSDose is gearing up for a commercial launch in the US of its genetically powered clinical decision support tool for antidepressant dosing, with plans for a global roll-out, including in Australia, next year. The tool involves a genetic test for two...

NetHealth pilots real-time monitoring integrated with MedicalDirector

Queensland-based eHealth start-up NetHealth is running a pilot program of its real-time monitoring platform integrated into leading GP desktop software MedicalDirector, allowing doctors to have a real-time view of trending vital signs from patients at home. The Net-HealthData platform is currently being used for...

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