Melbourne's Western Health is gearing up to enter phase two of a project to securely deliver notifications from its hospital systems directly into GP desktop practice management software through an SMD-compliant eMessaging Gateway. Western Health's executive director of ICT, Jason Whakaari, told the...
The health system evolved to deal with the health problems of the day, but the needs of our population have changed dramatically in the last 40 years. New models of person-centred, connected care are an emerging response to a health system struggling to cope with larger numbers of elderly and people...
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) will offer funding to private hospital groups to begin integrating their systems with the PCEHR. NEHTA has announced it will shortly release an invitation to apply for its Private Hospital PCEHR Rapid Implementation Program (RIP) to offer funding...
The central client record that is due to become available from next July as part of the roll-out of the Aged Care Gateway system will not be linked to the PCEHR, but there are plans to do so in future. The aged care sector has become increasingly concerned that the Department of Social Services (DSS)...
The proposed model of a seven-day delay to upload pathology and diagnostic imaging reports to the PCEHR can be seen as a way of encouraging better communication between consumers and healthcare providers, the Consumer Health Forum (CHF) chief says. The CHF recently released a special eHealth edition...
Clinical and practice management software vendor MedicalDirector has added a vaccine ordering app to the Widget Store on its sidebar. The widget allows practices to order vaccines, consumables and drug screening kits from pathology providers' online stores from within the MedicalDirector Sidebar. Widgets...
When some people think of wearable technology, they often consider devices such as Bluetooth headsets. While this is certainly true, the modern expectation is that a wearable device for the medical industry will not just perform a function but will provide information that aids healthcare professionals...
Telstra Health has added another software vendor to its growing healthcare portfolio, acquiring the aged care market-leading firm iCareHealth. Telstra Health has bought the company outright, with the Australian arm to become part of Telstra and the UK arm to separate, iCareHealth's managing director...
New Zealand's National Health IT Board (NHITB) is developing a national health IT plan for the next five years, with a draft due to be released in March 2015. NHITB director Graeme Osborne told the Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) conference in Auckland last week that he hoped the plan would...
Emergency department physician Tom Morton from Nelson Marlborough DHB has won this year's Clinicians' Challenge, picking up a prize of $10,000. Dr Morton's pitch for the challenge was for ‘Emergency Department at a Glance’, an information system that displays data for managing patients’ journey...

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