Pulse+IT is taking a break from daily news reporting for the festive season but will return on Monday, January 5. If you are after some holiday reading, you may like to review our 2014 Mobile Health magazine online below. This and other editions of Pulse+IT are available via the 'Magazines' menu at the top of this site, and also via the Issuu app for iOS and Android devices.
In what was a big year of budgets, reviews and belt-tightening, it was the major investments being made by Telstra Health that caught the attention as the year came to a close. Health IT is a sceptical industry at the best of times and its people will reserve their judgement, but it is hard not to proclaim...
In a year dominated by the PCEHR, the budget, the fate of Medicare Locals and the emergence of Telstra Health as a major player in the health IT sector, it was the first step into the Australian market by a US firm that registered as the most popular story for Pulse+IT readers in 2014. 1. Epic wins...
Consumer registrations for the PCEHR have reached the two million mark, with the latest statistics from the Department of Health showing that 2,015,624 consumers have now signed up. As of midnight on Wednesday, December 17, the figures also show that 7600 healthcare provider organisations are registered,...
I couldn’t let December pass without highlighting a major challenge for the world of health informatics. Kent Spackman has been the major force behind SNOMED since 1997. In October 2014 Kent announced to the world that he is standing down from his position at the International Health Terminology Standards...
After the flurry of debate following the release of the May budget, the Horvath review and the Royle review, attention in the third quarter of 2014 changed to the corporate sector. It was time for a couple of big players to make their moves, including Telstra Health, Hills and Orion Health, but as always,...
Electronic prescription exchange service eRx Script Exchange has published a new report detailing progress in electronic prescriptions since its establishment in 2009, showing that 80 per cent of all prescriptions are now dispensed electronically rather than manually. According to eRx, 87 per cent...
It wasn't just the long delayed release of the Royle review into the PCEHR that had the industry on tenterhooks in the second quarter of the year. John Horvath's review into Medicare Locals was also due to be delivered, and while Prime Minister Tony Abbott had announced before last year's election that...
Telstra Health has added another string to its bow with the purchase of Australian-based cloud software developer Cloud9 and its partner company IdeaObject. In acute care, Cloud9 offers a health information exchange system called Spine and an integration engine called Synchronicity, adding a hospital...
The Northern Territory's five hospitals now have the capability to send electronic discharge summaries to the PCEHR, representing a full slate of jurisdictions connected to the system. However, the roll-out of South Australia's new Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) has meant that three...

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