South Western Sydney ready for go-live with GP-ED real-time data project

South Western Sydney PHN is gearing up to go live in five general practices and three emergency departments with its pioneering iRAD interoperability project, which is using Allscripts' dbMotion solution to deliver relevant patient data in a concise view within clinical workflows to ED clinicians and GPs. The project...

Sydney GPs sending haematology eReferrals to RPA using SmartForms

A group of 32 general practices in the Sydney Local Health District catchment is piloting the use of HealthLink's SmartForms technology to send eReferrals for haematology consults to the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) and Concord hospitals. The project, also involving Canadian firm Strata Health’s...

Victoria goes to market for clinical information sharing solution

Victoria is in the market for a vendor neutral clinical information sharing (CIS) solution that can integrate with the different electronic medical records and patient administration systems used by the state's 151 hospitals. The CIS will also be used to give clinicians access to...

Labor to push for new Senate inquiry into My Health Record

Labor has called for another Senate inquiry into the move to make the My Health Record an opt-out system, announcing it will ask the crossbench to support a reference to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee. The move follows intense public debate...

Western NSW expands telehealth in aged care program

Western NSW has expanded its telehealth in residential aged care facilities (TRAC) program to the small far west town of Wentworth, which joins Broken Hill and Dubbo in offering the service. The program, funded by Western NSW PHN and the NSW Rural Doctors Network,...

Tasmania building statewide eReferrals system to be linked to My Health Record

Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) has issued a request for proposal for a statewide eReferral system that will initially facilitate electronic referrals between GPs and specialists and in future integrate with Tasmanian hospital systems and deliver eReferral letters to the My Health Record. PHT, Tasmania's...

International health IT week in review: August 12

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending August 12: Apple FHIRs up data sharing, 80 US health services link to Apple Health, Google for clinical notes, London goes paperless for scripts, bugs lurk in OpenEMR, Blue Button API, EHR state...

Home for dinner: how Australia can avoid EMR-linked doctor burnout

Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital has configured its Epic electronic medical record to ensure clinical notes are kept short and to the point, has turned off many of its alerts and is not using voice recognition in an attempt to keep documentation to a minimum and...

eHealth NSW picks up the pace of change with eMeds roll-out

Electronic medications management capability is now available in 38 hospitals in NSW, with a further 31 due to go live by the end of the year as eHealth NSW picks up the pace of its mammoth eMeds roll-out. In what will be the largest...

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