A Better Visit on Android for people living with dementia

Dementia Australia's A Better Visit app is now available for Android tablet devices, having been downloaded 3000 times from the App Store since its launch for iPads in November last year. The free app features a range of two-player games designed to enhance communication between people in residential care...

Royal Rehab to roll out MasterCare patient administration system

Sydney's Royal Rehab Private Hospital plans to go live next month with a new MasterCare patient administration system (PAS) from Global Health. The MasterCare PAS will support workflow from admission through to discharge of patients, managing all aspects of patient information flow from beds...

Healthdirect releases online risk checker for preventable diseases

Healthdirect Australia and The George Institute for Global Health have developed a free online risk checker to help consumers determine their level of risk for heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. The healthdirect Risk Checker provides a personalised summary and report that guides users...

International health IT week in review: September 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 15: Big tech not interested in EMRs, Apple ups research reach, health data privacy, maternal mortality tools, NLP and documentation burden, drones deliver in remote Canada, US DoD extends Cerner roll-out, Boots...

Starship's paediatric antibiotics prescribing app sees downloads in every DHB

Starship Children's Hospital has adapted Auckland District Health Board's Script app for paediatric patients, promising to make prescribing antibiotics for children more efficient and safer for clinicians. The Script for Paediatrics app brings over 250 separate web-based guidelines together, feeding into multiple algorithms which...

Tender opens to build $10m national storage solution for primary care data

A tender has been issued for the build and maintenance of a National Data Storage and Analytics Solution (NDSAS) that will hold up to 70 terabytes of data from the primary health sector for analysis, including data gathered for the recently launched general practice quality...

Apple adds new health and fitness features to Apple Watch

Apple has added new health and fitness features to its latest edition of its watchOS 6 operating system for Apple Watch, including a menstrual cycle tracker for fertility, an app to help users assess ambient noise, and an activity trends app to help track progress....

Minfos integrates with MIMS clinical decision support

Pharmacy dispensing system Minfos has integrated with MIMS' drug to drug and drug-allergy interaction alert modules into the Minfos dispense workflow. When a new drug is dispensed, Minfos will automatically access the MIMS clinical decision support modules and will issue a drug interaction or...

WA live with GP urgent care network pilot using NHSD platform

Western Australia has gone live today with its GP urgent care clinic network project, which will see general practices in Perth and the south west offer appointments from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, to take the pressure off emergency departments. The 18-month...

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