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...

Children's Health Queensland prepping for patient online portal solution

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service has issued an invitation to vendors to offer a patient online portal (POP) solution, which may in future be rolled out to Metro South and other HHSs. The POP is a key element of Queensland's specialist outpatients...

Corum gears up for commercial launch of Clear Dispense

Publicly listed pharmacy software vendor Corum will extend live user acceptance testing of its new Corum Clear Dispense solution after hopefully gaining approval for use by the Department of Human Services next month. A full commercial launch will then follow for the software, which...

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...

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