Debate over the best method to upload pathology and diagnostic imaging reports to the PCEHR is continuing just a month away from the Department of Health's preferred deadline for the functionality to go live. Pulse+IT understands that the next release of the PCEHR is set for November 30 or December...
The Department of Health (DoH) has reported two data breaches of the PCEHR, one in which healthcare providers were technically able to view a consumer's personal health notes and another in which individuals were able to inadvertently link a family member's PCEHR to their own myGov account. Revealed...
Information on every patient undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), better known as coronary angioplasty, in Victorian public and most private hospitals is being collected and analysed to benchmark performance and improve care through the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR). While...
Data visualisation specialist Qlik has released a new, self-service version of its software that it says will allow any information worker to do data analytics and business intelligence (BI) more easily and on any device. Originally a Swedish firm, Qlik has been a market leader in data visualisation...
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) will offer a new specialisation in health information management (HIM) as part of its Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (B.ICT) degree from next year. UWS said the decision to offer the specialisation within the B.ICT domain was based on the...
A bug in the MetaVision intensive care software package being rolled out in several Brisbane hospitals has been identified as having the potential to seriously harm or even kill patients, several media outlets are reporting. Fairfax's The Brisbane Times reported that a risk assessment by the Metro...
Microsoft has officially opened two new data centres in Victoria and NSW for its Azure cloud platform, hoping to encourage organisations in the government and healthcare sectors to further adopt the cloud while easing concerns over data sovereignty. The two new Azure Australia geographies bring to...
Healthcare professionals in today’s internet age have access to a wide variety of tools that previous generations could only dream of. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the benefits technology can bring to their practice, are unwilling to make the transition from paper-based data to a digital format...
Telstra Health hopes to replace the need to use Skype for specialist telehealth consultations as part of the infrastructure it is building in association with the Northern Territory government. Telstra Health announced this week it had been chosen by NT Health to build a National Telehealth Connection...
Telstra Health has responded to criticisms from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) over its new ReadyCare telehealth service, saying the plan is to offer it to GPs to use with their existing patients. AMA president Brian Owler criticised Telstra's plan following its launch this week, telling...

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