Clinicians, health unions call for RIVeR fix in Far North Queensland

Concerns about patient safety raised by clinicians using Far North Queensland’s new Regional Information via Electronic Records (RIVeR) system are so serious that one union is advising members to use alternatives and another is calling for a complete pause in its use until the concerns are addressed. RIVeR, which...

Tech firms team up with researchers for study into virtual health for older rural adults

A consortium of New Zealand technology firms has partnered with data science research organisation Precision Driven Health, Massey University and the NZ Telehealth Leadership Group to research and develop technology which focuses on creating virtual healthcare for older, underserved adults living in rural settings. ...

Waikato restores clinical systems in ransomware recovery

Waikato District Health Board says it has restored a number of foundational services in the past week, including pathology and radiology services, patient administration and digital medical records. The DHB is not yet operating on full functionality and there are still significant limitations, but...

HealthEngine rolling out fluvax solution with dual staff booking features

Directory and online booking solution HealthEngine has rolled out a new influenza vaccine booking feature to accompany its Covid-19 vaccine capability that it says will elevate the importance of flu vaccinations while the country is fixated on the Covax roll-out. HealthEngine has also developed...

NSW Health builds sepsis risk-detecting app using device integration and AI

NSW Health has developed an app that aims to enhance the detection of sepsis in emergency department waiting rooms, using Internet of Things device integration and artificial intelligence to flag patients most at risk of sepsis. The project involved analysing five years of de-identified...

Southern DHB aiming for HIMSS Level 6 with new Dunedin Hospital

Southern District Health Board (SDHB) is aiming to achieve HIMSS Level 6 accreditation for the new Dunedin Hospital, with the digital investment expected to top $NZ215 million. The $1.4 billion hospital will be opened in two stages, with the outpatient building planned to open...

BP adds MediSecure integration and eScript token functionality in Saffron SP1

Updated: Best Practice Software has released an update to the Saffron edition of its Bp Premier practice management system, providing support for the MediSecure prescription exchange service and its ability to issue eScript tokens. BP says the Saffron service pack 1 (SP1) includes support...

Cubiko raises $1.7m, eyes off improved integrations with medical software

Brisbane-headquartered general practice insights platform Cubiko has raised $1.7 million in its second round of seed funding and plans to use the money to improve integrations with existing medical software platforms and increase market share. Cubiko was launched in 2019 by by data analytics...

International health IT week in review: June 13

Hospital pays ransom, app to support long Covid, Germany’s digital vax certificate, UK defence medical information systems, Facebook wearable, Epic telehealth in 200 languages, NHS delays GP data sharing, bots promote Covid misinformation, Walmart extends telehealth offering Hospital pays ransom in exchange for promised...

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