My Health Record needs streamlined presentation of clinical docs: ACSQHC

A clinical safety review of the My Health Record system has recommended that work be done on a streamlined presentation of the clinical documents contained in each record to help clinicians more efficiently find new and pertinent information. The review, the tenth such safety review carried out on the...

International health IT week in review: July 22

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 22: Blockchain on FHIR with Health Wizz, AI code of conduct, medical device security, ransomware attack on Canadian care homes, NHS telehealth, NHS virtual primary care, EMR global footprint, dodgy mental health...

Healthdirect launches voice-activated flu app

Public health information service Healthdirect Australia has launched its second voice-activated app, designed to be used with smart devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo. The free healthdirect Flu Advice app includes bite-sized information and advice on colds, flu and vaccinations, as well...

Questions on patient consent still linger in ProCare data collection debate

The four health IT companies that have referred Auckland primary health organisation ProCare to the privacy commissioner have rejected claims by the PHO that the forms patients sign when enrolling in a practice provide adequate consent for their data to be collected. They have...

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...

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...

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...

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