NSW opposition pledges to follow Victoria's SafeScript RTPM system

The NSW Labor opposition has promised to spend $30 million to build a real-time prescription monitoring system patterned on Victoria's SafeScript as part of its campaign ahead of the 2019 election. The NSW government is waiting for a review to be completed by Deloitte into the capabilities of the...

Intrahealth releases latest version of Profile featuring Aero app

Intrahealth New Zealand has released a new version of its Profile clinical and practice management system, which it says has had significant enhancements including browser and mobile support for providers and patients. Profile v8.3 is designed to provide anywhere, anytime access using Intrahealth's Aero...

Dr Google can be good for you: MJA study

A study of 400 people presenting to the emergency departments at St Vincent's Hospital and Austin Hospital in Melbourne has found that searching for health information online was a positive step for most, and was unlikely to make them question the diagnosis or advice of...

International health IT week in review: August 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending August 19: Welsh child health record, Epic opens up, NHS Digital restructure, FHIR-enabled apps, tech companies target health, app for PROMs, early warning system for aged care, DeepMind eyes off AI Integrated...

RCH tracking ED wait times in real time

Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital is using live data from its Epic EMR to provide a snapshot of expected waiting times at its emergency department. The wait time status site, which went live in June, is automatically updated every 30 minutes by analysing live data...

Senate inquiry into My Health Record to look at public information campaign

The Senate Community Affairs committee is calling for public submissions to its new inquiry into the My Health Record, with the committee due to report by October 8. The inquiry was referred by Labor and the Greens to the committee to look into the...

Waitemata DHB viewing real-time data through in-house Inpatient Snapshot

Counties Manukau DHB has rolled out the Inpatient Snapshot developed in-house by Waitemata DHB, which is giving hospital clinicians a clear and up-to-date view of a patient's essential data in real time. First launched in December 2017 with information from Waitemata's observations system eVitals...

Sydney GPs sending haematology eReferrals to RPA using SmartForms

A group of 32 general practices in the Sydney Local Health District catchment is piloting the use of HealthLink's SmartForms technology to send eReferrals for haematology consults to the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) and Concord hospitals. The project, also involving Canadian firm Strata Health’s...

South Western Sydney ready for go-live with GP-ED real-time data project

South Western Sydney PHN is gearing up to go live in five general practices and three emergency departments with its pioneering iRAD interoperability project, which is using Allscripts' dbMotion solution to deliver relevant patient data in a concise view within clinical workflows to ED clinicians...

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