HIC 2019: Royal Children's reaping the benefits from its big bang theory

Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital has seen a reduction in its mortality rate of 25 per cent since it went live with its Epic electronic medical record, and has registered similarly impressive figures for avoidable lab tests and medication prescribing and administration errors. While the hospital is not claiming definitively...

International health IT week in review: August 18

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending August 18: NHS spend post-WannaCry, AI accuracy in breast cancer, digital needs for GP capacity, info exchange hampers transitions of care, wearables for diabetes risk, app for GP consults, Imprivata and Microsoft IAM,...

HIC 2019: Rural NSW LHDs develop single formulary for eMeds roll-out

eHealth NSW plans to roll out its Cerner electronic medications management (eMeds) system to 115 rural sites by the end of 2019, a large increase on the 18 sites across the six rural local health districts (LHDs) originally planned for the same timeframe. The...

HIC 2019: Pen CS and Healthily team up for health literacy in practice and point of care

Patient education specialist Healthily and population health software vendor Pen CS have teamed up to offer two integrated products aimed at general practices and primary health networks (PHNs). Healthily will provide its GoShare patient education technology integrated with Pen's CAT4 clinical audit tool and...

HIC 2019: RACGP's practice IT champion Nathan Pinskier wins HISA's top award

Melbourne GP and long-time RACGP expert committee on practice IT chair Nathan Pinskier has won the top award at the Health Informatics Society of Australia's annual HIC conference in Melbourne this evening. Dr Pinskier was presented with the annual Jon Hilton award for excellence...

HIC 2019: Nuance to launch Dragon in the cloud with voice on the doctor's smartphone

Nuance Communications plans to launch its new cloud-based Dragon Medical One speech recognition platform for the Australian market beginning next month, enabling greater efficiencies in clinical documentation and the ability to use clinicians' smartphones as a wireless microphone for dictation. Dragon Medical One (DMO)...

HIC 2019: Attend Anywhere offers platform for free as Healthdirect contract ends

Victorian-headquartered video consulting social enterprise Attend Anywhere is offering its tools and resources to public hospitals and charities in Australia for free following the end of its contract with government-owned directory and telehealth service Healthdirect Australia. Attend Anywhere has provided its telehealth framework to...

Fujitsu looks for AI solution to brain scans

Fujitsu Australia has partnered with GE Healthcare, Macquarie University and Macquarie Medical Imaging on a project to develop a solution using AI to detect and monitor brain aneurysms on scans faster and more efficiently. The project has received a grant of $2.1 million from...

Genie and HotDoc to launch joint booking system with triage for specialists

Clinical software vendor Genie Solutions and patient engagement solution specialist HotDoc are building a joint booking solution aimed at medical specialists that will include basic triage of appointments. Genie Solutions will handle billing and front-line support for the new functionality, which will be heavily...

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