Telstra sells interest in IP Health

Updated: Telstra has revealed it has sold its 33 per cent interest in IP Health, which markets the Verdi system used by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and Brisbane's Mater Health. Telstra first took an interest in IP Health back in August 2013 when it was setting...

International health IT week in review: February 25

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending February 25: Leaked Nokia memo says no path forward for ‘struggling’ digital health businessThe Verge ~ James Vincent ~ 20/02/2018Nokia first jumped into the digital health industry in 2016 with...

Special inquirer issues warning over WA's HealthNext project

The WA Department of Health needs to ensure a strong governance framework is in place as it transitions to the $408.8 million HealthNext project, which is replacing the much criticised centralised computing services contract with Fujitsu that famously blew its budget by over $80m. ...

Waikato gives hospital clinicians one-click access to shared GP record

Waikato District Health Board is now providing hospital clinicians with access to their patients' general practice records with one click in their clinical system, having provided GPs with similar access to hospital records through their practice management system last year. GP records are being...

MyHealth1st integrates with MedicalDirector Helix

Online appointment booking platform MyHealth1st has become the first third-party appointments vendor to integrate with MedicalDirector’s new cloud-based software Helix. MyHealth1st, formerly known as 1stAvailable, has completed pilot testing and is now available for general practice customers. The company also markets check-in kiosks, a...

Telstra Health launches My Chooser website for NDIS community

Telstra Health has launched a new online marketplace called My Chooser to help participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) find local providers of healthcare services for their care plans. The site is currently in a registration phase and is being marketed to...

Whanganui DHB goes live with webPAS

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) has gone live with the webPAS patient administration system from DXC, replacing the aged OraCare PAS that is now well into its third decade. Whanganui's roll-out follows similar implementations at MidCentral and Wairarapa DHBs, which went live in December...

Northland hospice links to hospital for palliative care information sharing

North Haven Hospice in Whangarei is providing access to its PalCare electronic record to clinicians and allied health staff from Northland DHB to improve information sharing for palliative care patients. GPs and practice nurses are already able to view and contribute to patient notes...

DHS to take staged approach in move from PKI certificates to PRODA

The Department of Human Services will end the use of site and individual public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates for healthcare provider authentication by December 2020 in favour of the more secure Provider Digital Access (PRODA) system. The announcement is part of the federal government's...

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