ProCare taps Indici as preferred PMS as Medtech takes on parent company

Auckland primary health organisation ProCare has plumped for the cloud-based Indici as the most suitable practice management system for its needs but says it will hold off recommending it to practices until suitable commercial arrangements can be agreed with vendor Valentia Technologies. Irish firm Valentia, which is is currently...

Plunket launches video conferencing service for lactation support

New Zealand child health organisation Plunket has launched a new video conferencing service using Zoom to provide breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants. Available through Plunket’s 24/7 parent helpline PlunketLine, the video conferencing service allows Plunket nurses to work directly with mothers who have...

International health IT week in review: January 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending January 20: Apple Watch for at-risk seniors, HIMSS sells Analytics arm, SingHealth hack, meds rec in Scotland, Boston Children's hacker jailed, Microsoft working with Allscripts and Walgreens, VA EHR, Alberta patient portal, Birmingham...

Sydney LHD builds specialist health information team headed by former Apple lead

Sydney Local Health District has appointed a new CIO in Richard Taggart, previously the Australia and New Zealand industry lead in healthcare for Apple, to lead a team of specialist health information officers managing systems across its five hospitals and three community health centres. ...

Healthdirect offering Video Call for free to GPs in drought-affected regions

Healthdirect Australia is offering its WebRTC-based Video Call service at no charge to GPs who wish to access new telehealth MBS items to support the mental health of their patients in drought-affected communities. The federal government introduced new items on the MBS on November...

App providing spot checks for skin cancer at the beach

Kiwi app developer Firstcheck has teamed up with Australian life insurer TAL to offer Firstcheck's skin cancer detection service as a spot check to beachgoers this summer. Firstcheck's app and SkinScope smartphone lens attachment can be used to send photos of skin spots and...

MePACS rolls out duress alarm for staff visiting patients in the community

More than half of Melbourne’s public hospital networks are now using technology to support staff visiting patients in the community with a duress alarm from MePACS, the personal alarm service run by Peninsula Health. Peninsula Health has run the Mount Eliza Personal Alarm Call...

University Hospital Geelong gearing up for FirstNet go-live in March

University Hospital Geelong is getting ready for the go-live of its new FirstNet emergency department information system from Cerner, which is replacing the Symphony ED system no longer supported in Australia. The Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) project kicked off at the start of...

Medibank trialling SafeMate emergency card with Queensland Ambulance

Private health insurer Medibank is sponsoring a trial of the SafeMate emergency medical information system for Queensland-based Medibank customers enrolled in its CareComplete chronic disease management service. The trial also involves Queensland Ambulance personnel, who will be able to access patients' personally entered medical...

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