2018 New Zealand eHealth year in review

Problems finding a suitable IT solution to handle the $77.8 million National Bowel Screening Program (NBSP) was an ongoing saga that dogged the year in eHealth for New Zealand, with the national roll-out of the program delayed by over a year. It also had an unexpected flow-on effect on the...

The 2018 New Zealand eHealth hot top 20

The trials and tribulations of Orion Health as it made the tough decision to sell off the crown jewels that is its Rhapsody integration engine featured strongly on this year's list of NZ's top 20 most-read stories, with the problems besetting the National Oracle Solution...

International health IT week in review: December 16

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending December 16: UK Health Secretary bans NHS faxes, C- for US interoperability, NICE standards, patient portal uptake, UK electronic prescription roll-out, weak encryption for health app, hospital bed monitors heart rate, VA Health...

St John WA using virtual reality for emergency training

St John Ambulance WA has developed new mobile and virtual reality technology to help train people to respond to emergencies. Called First Aid Skills, the technology includes a virtual reality headset that guides users through training simulations for CPR, defibrillation and the DRSABCD action...

Victorian health services delay MyHR go-lives until opt-out period ends

Several Victorian health services have delayed the start date for uploading pathology and diagnostic imaging reports to the My Health Record until the end of the opt-out period to ensure adoption by clinicians is not lost. And three health services that outsource pathology services...

NZ HDC calls for nationwide roll-out of electronic systems to reduce drug errors

New Zealand's Health and Disability Commissioner has called for the prioritisation of the roll-out of electronic prescribing and administration systems across the health sector to help reduce the harms caused by medication error. Commissioner Anthony Hill said he was concerned by the lack of...

Medical-Objects enters the New Zealand market, integrates with cloud PMS

Sunshine Coast-headquartered secure messaging vendor Medical-Objects has announced it has set up in New Zealand, working with Tauranga-based Pathlab NZ to deliver pathology results to requesting doctors. The New Zealand secure messaging market is completely dominated by HealthLink, which also has a strong and...

WA wants to get clinicians and computers closer to the bedside

WA's Health Support Services has approached the market with a request for information on a potential solution for a statewide supply of clinical workstations. The RFI is not a tender but HSS is looking for pricing guidance for the supply of workstations on wheels...

Genie Solutions launches cloud-based obstetrics module for Gentu

Market-leading medical software vendor Genie Solutions has launched a new obstetrics module for its cloud-based practice management system Gentu, working with obstetric and gynaecology specialists to co-design the module for their needs. The module harnesses the power of the cloud to allow O&G specialists...

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