Whether known as disclosure in the UK and Australia or discovery in the US, the process is identical, referring to a situation where evidence is shared between parties to a lawsuit before the actual trial begins. In an internet age, a new process is necessary to perform disclosure tasks for digital...
Melbourne-based data management systems specialist Arcitecta and supercomputing giant SGI are working together to build customised research platforms to give the research community access to the massive amounts of data held in the national Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project. Arcitecta's...
The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) has relaunched its Professional Credentialing Scheme as part of its strategic focus on health information workforce needs. The revised scheme involves introducing evidence-based criteria of educational effectiveness and quality improvement...
The federal government plans to introduce new regulations to allow local manufacturers of medical devices to obtain market approval in Australia if they have been certified by a recognised European conformity body. At present, medical devices must receive market approval from the Therapeutic Goods...
The Department of Health (DoH) has released the long-awaited boundaries for the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs) that are set to replace Medicare Locals. Thirty PHNs have been established – more than the expected 20 or 24 – which DoH says will align with state-based Local Hospital Network (LHN)...
Epic Pharmacy, the pharmacy services company formerly known as APHS, has invested $1.5 million in software firm Flamingo to create a healthcare technology platform aimed initially at health insurers and hospitals. Epic Pharmacy is perhaps best known for its pharmaceutical packaging arm APHS Packaging,...
Health IT firms, health insurers and iconic Australian firm Hills have all scored highly on BRW magazine's list of 50 most innovative companies. While Kiwi cloud-based accounting software firm Xero took first place for its payroll module, there were a number of healthcare companies and healthcare-related...
In a professional sector where security is essential, bring your own device (BYOD) is surprisingly common in healthcare, with staff members using their own portable devices (whether tablet, smartphone or laptop) to perform work-related tasks. With hardly a week going by without a news story involving...
The small towns of Tara and Wandoan in the western Darling Downs region have been added to the University of Queensland's Health-e-Regions telehealth project, joining Dalby, Chinchilla and Miles in receiving improved access to specialist care. Half a million dollars in extra funding has been contributed...
The company formerly known as Health Communication Network (HCN) has changed its business name to MedicalDirector, reflecting its primary clinical software product. The market-leading general practice clinical software, Medical Director itself will now be known as MedicalDirector Clinical, while its...

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