States, territories fast-tracking hospital pathology uploads to My Health Record

The state and territory health departments are planning to fast-track a project to allow reports from hospital pathology labs to be uploaded to the My Health Record, formerly known as the PCEHR. NT Health CIO Stephen Moo said this was a new initiative agreed to recently by the jurisdictions...

Australasian health IT week in review: February 13

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health, IT and eHealth news: Department probed on ACFI changesAustralian Ageing Agenda ~ Linda Belardi ~ 12/02/2016The issuing of $10,800 fines for repeated false claims under the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) will be a measure...

Second set of eyes for simulation training

Deakin University researchers have developed a new computational tool that can automatically evaluate trainee performance when carrying out simulated medical procedures on a mannequin. The technology, developed by researchers at Deakin’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), is able to act like a second...

Primary still at odds with government over brand name

Primary Health Networks have been advised to continue to call themselves PHNs in their business transactions as legal action continues over listed medical and diagnostic services company Primary Health Care's attempts to trademark its name. Department of Health deputy secretary Mark Cormack told a...

Medicare systems taskforce head only in the job for a month

The head of the digital payments services taskforce in charge of investigating whether to privatise the Medicare and aged care payment systems was only appointed last month, has not been given any terms of reference and does not know the name of the IT systems...

Outsourcing Medicare payments to private sector “beggars belief”: expert

The idea of outsourcing the notoriously complex Medicare payments system to a private or overseas vendor with no experience of what has been labelled its “labyrinthine” structures beggars belief, one of Australia's leading authorities on Medicare billings says. Margaret Faux, founder and principal of...

Govt plans 'well advanced' to privatise Medicare, aged care payment systems

The federal government is well advanced in moves to outsource the payment systems for the MBS, PBS and aged care services, with a proof of concept trial to begin next year, according to a report in The West Australian. The newspaper is reporting that...

US cloud EHR vendor eClinicalWorks heading down under

American-based cloud EHR vendor eClinicalWorks is set to enter the Australian market, signing with Sydney eHealth consulting firm REND Tech Associates as an authorised partner last month. eClinicalWorks is also currently implementing its technology in New Zealand as part of a global roll-out of...

HealthEngine partners with HealthcareLink online job network

Online appointment booking service HealthEngine has formed a partnership with online jobs platform HealthcareLink to offer medical practices access to HealthcareLink's recruitment and employment services. HealthcareLink has partnerships with more than 25 healthcare and medical recruitment companies nationally and counts Primary Health Care, Bupa,...

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