NSW Health Pathology to implement single laboratory information system

NSW Health has received funding in this year's state budget for the implementation of an integrated statewide laboratory information management system (LIMS) for NSW Health Pathology. NSW Health Pathology says the single LIMS will provide seamless ordering, processing and reporting of more than 70 million pathology tests per year...

CARE-IT research finds big digital maturity divide in aged care

The aged care sector continues to experience a large divide in digital maturity, with about 40 per cent of providers still not using electronic clinical systems, half not using telehealth or telecare and a big disconnect between the My Health Record system and My Aged...

New Zealand restarts delayed nHIP program

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has restarted its national Health Information Platform (nHIP) program, releasing a request for information to inform the investment case for the first round of proposed capabilities. Work on the nHIP was suspended earlier this year to allow the...

Coviu adds on ScriptConcierge and Medipass

Telehealth platform Coviu is in the final stages of adding new capabilities through integrations with the ScriptConcierge add-on and Medipass' digital health payment add-on. It is also live with its integration with MyHealth1st for bookings, with MyHealth1st waiving set-up fees for practices that join...

NT adopts COVID-safe check-in system from ACT

The Northern Territory will roll out a QR-based COVID-19 check-in system next week to provide a contactless, secure and simple way for customers and visitors to sign in to establishments. The NT has adopted the platform used by the ACT government and promises that...

Ramsay Health Care to roll out HS8 electronic controlled drug platform

Private healthcare provider Ramsay Health Care is rolling out the HS8 electronic controlled drug platform from Melbourne vendor Modeus at 36 of its hospital sites in Australia. Modeus has been supplying its DDBook controlled drug register software to Ramsay's community pharmacy franchise network for...

Foxo raises $1.5m in pre-seed capital to fund local and international growth

Queensland-headquartered secure clinical communication platform start-up Foxo has raised $1.5 million in a pre-seed round, which it will use to develop its private clinic networks and fund the early stages of regulatory compliance in the US. Foxo is a platform for group messaging that...

COVID-19 screening added to CALD Assist app

COVID-19 screening questions have been added to the CALD Assist app to help support screening efforts with patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds when interpreters are unavailable. The app was developed in 2016 for use by nurses and allied health professionals and...

NSW Health secures funds for real-time prescription monitoring

NSW Health expects to begin a roll-out of real-time prescription monitoring (RTPM) by June next year having secured funding to progress its implementation in last week's state budget. While the exact amount has not been revealed as NSW has not yet issued a tender,...

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