Fred IT wins contract to build Victoria's SafeScript RTPM system

Melbourne-based Fred IT has won the bid to build Victoria's $29.5 million SafeScript real time prescription monitoring system and will use its existing eRx prescription exchange technology and work with rival MediSecure to obtain prescription data. Fred, which is half-owned by the Pharmacy Guild and half by Telstra Health,...

Chemist Warehouse and Corum to connect to My Health Record

Discount pharmacy giant Chemist Warehouse and dispense system vendor Corum are both set to connect to the My Health Record system in the new year, meaning all community pharmacy software vendors have now signed on to the Australian Digital Health Agency's community pharmacy software industry...

ADHA signs up diagnostic imaging software vendors to My Health Record

Sixteen vendors offering diagnostic imaging software have signed service agreements with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to connect to the My Health Record, including major players Agfa, Carestream, Intellirad, Telstra Health's Medinexus and publicly listed Pro Medicus. The agency says the vendors will...

Cirdan wins Northern Health pathology contract with Ultra LIS

Northern Irish laboratory information system (LIS) vendor Cirdan has won a contract to provide its Ultra system for Victoria's Northern Health, which plans to bring its pathology service back in-house after some years of outsourcing to Healthscope. Cirdan acquired the Ultra system, which was...

Health Care Homes practices given a year to use compliant software

General practices participating in the Health Care Homes trials have been given over a year to begin using compliant care planning software, despite shared care planning being a core element of the model and the trials themselves only scheduled to last two years. Software...

Booking regular GP the main reason patients book online: survey

The ability to book an appointment with their usual GP is the main reason patients choose to book online, even over the convenience of appointment time and location, a new survey looking at patient engagement and digital tools has found. The survey also found...

ReferralNet and Argus achieve two-way interoperable secure messaging

Secure messaging vendors Global Health and Telstra Health have achieved a major breakthrough in health information interoperability, successfully exchanging encrypted clinical messages through their ReferralNet and Argus platforms to a number of different clinical software products and from different public and private sector organisations. ...

Jayex confident of long-term strategy despite negative cash flow

Publicly listed health technology vendor Jayex says it is confident it can continue operations despite concerns over its negative cash flow and the need for another top-up loan from chairman and major shareholder Michael Boyd. Jayex, which markets a range of self check-in kiosks,...

New Zealand looks to develop a national primary care data service

New Zealand's primary care networks have got together to explore the potential of developing a national primary care data service (NPCDS) to help improve population health, quality improvement and health system planning. The PCNs, also known as primary health organisations (PHOs), have issued a...

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