Software vendors refer ProCare to NZ Privacy Commissioner over database

A group of four health IT companies, including New Zealand's leading practice management system and secure messaging vendors, have asked the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to look into a new data extraction and storage system run by ProCare that contains identifiable medical data on up to 800,000 Auckland patients....

Deloitte to review real-time prescription monitoring capabilities for NSW Health

Consulting firm Deloitte has been contracted to undertake a three-month review of NSW Health's Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs (ERRCD) capabilities as part of the move towards a national real-time prescription monitoring (RTPM) system. The $350,000 contract will see Deloitte report back...

POLAR to explore data visualisation in GP workflow under MyHR test bed

Melbourne-based GP research network Outcome Health will integrate My Health Record data into the hospital admission risk predictor tool the organisation is rolling out to practices involved in its POLAR project, in one of two digital health test beds it is leading under the Australian...

Reports of long wait, SSO breakdown on first day of My Health Record opt out

Social media users have complained of long waiting times on the My Health Record hotline and a temporary breakdown in the single sign-on capability of the MyGov site on the first day of the three-month opt out period. Twitter users who tried to opt...

Patient access to their own information a benefit of My Health Record: ACHI

The Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) has welcomed the move to expand the My Health Record to almost all Australians, saying it had long supported the concept of consumer access to health information. The college would now like to see the system move...

International health IT week in review: July 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 15: NHS queen of the fax machine, is IHE old hat?, 10 health data breaches examined, insiders not hackers the big breach danger, PDMP in Alaska, health IT vendor consolidation, AI not...

3D colour imaging device to go into clinical trial in Christchurch

A 3D colour imaging device developed by a Kiwi father and son team is set to go into its first clinical trial for orthopaedic and rheumatology patients in the next few months. The MARS spectral x-ray scanner is able to produce colour images instead...

Victorian GP superclinics launch diabetes service supported by MediTracker

Patients living with poorly managed diabetes in north-east Melbourne are being offered new team care arrangements providing them with 24 hour access to their GP medical record through Precedence Health Care's MediTracker app. Led by Nexus Primary Health, which runs the GP superclinic at...

CHF looking to gauge consumer views on health app regulation

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) is surveying consumers about their trust in health apps and whether they think the federal government or some other body should regulate them. As part of its new Australia’s Health Panel initiative, the CHF has issued a two-part survey...

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