Technology resources for COVID-19

Updated on May 22: Listed are some of the technological resources available to medical practices, allied health practices, pharmacies, hospitals, aged and community care during the coronavirus outbreak. Pandemic cybersecurity IT services company Interactive has partnered with Microsoft, Carbon Black, SOC Prime and Qualys to raise awareness of...

ACC funds roll out of Conporto harm reduction system to New Zealand GPs

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is funding the roll out of the Conporto Event Detection & Mitigation (EDM) system to all Kiwi GPs to help reduce medication-related harm events. Conporto EDM is triggered by an appointment, a prescription, an ED triage or other encounter...

BreastScreen WA uploading mammogram results to My Health Record

BreastScreen WA has become the first breast screening service in Australia to connect to the My Health Record system, allowing women to see their mammogram results as soon as their test is assessed. The service has been providing results to women electronically since last...

International health IT week in review: May 24

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 24: $9.9b for EMRs, Apple and Google API live, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, virtual access to ICU, Fitbit's plans for ventilators, tsunami of telehealth growth, AI predictions for COVID-19 Hospital EHR...

SA Health rolls out Teams to 40,000 staff in one week

SA Health has rolled out the Microsoft Teams platform to more 40,000 personnel to help with communication and collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Microsoft said SA Health has made Teams available to all personnel, including clinicians and other staff who could work from home,...

Swift uptake of eOrders during lockdown in Nelson Marlborough

The Nelson Marlborough region has seen a swift adoption of electronic test ordering during level 4 lockdown restrictions, with well over 80 per cent of tests now ordered electronically from pathology provider MedLab South, a jump from 25 per cent last year. GPs in...

Survey of software vendors for aged and community care benchmarking

The Aged Care Industry IT Council (ACIITC) is surveying software and technology vendors servicing the aged and community care sectors as part of its CARE-IT project, which will provide a benchmark for aged care provider technology capabilities. The survey of vendors follows one for...

New Zealand releases QR scan contact tracing app for COVID-19

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has released a contact tracing app that provides a digital diary to allow people to remember locations they have visited and let the National Close Contact Service (NCCS) get in touch if the user is identified as a close...

West Hume Region to roll out DXC's Care Suite patient administration system

Victoria's West Hume Region will roll out DXC Technology's Care Suite patient administration system (PAS) to replace the existing system used in its five health services in what is one of the first enterprise hospital systems in Australia to be delivered on an as-a-service cloud...

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