SA goes to market for statewide chemotherapy prescribing system

The South Australian government has released a tender for the state's long-promised enterprise chemotherapy prescribing system (ECPS), which will be used in the six metropolitan and 15 country SA chemotherapy administering hospitals. The SA government allocated $5 million in this year's state budget to procure the system, which will...

International health IT week in review: November 18

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending November 18: What 'Amazon healthcare' could look like, 12 FDA-approved algorithms, messaging apps in emergencies, EMR 'abuse', DeepMind team to join Google, VA EHR using FHIR, $5.7 billion for PMS vendor Athenahealth, FHIR...

Microsoft Healthcare launches open source FHIR Server for Azure

Microsoft Healthcare has launched an open source project on GitHub called FHIR Server for Azure, aimed at helping developers to integrate a FHIR server into their application or customise a unique FHIR service. Microsoft Healthcare general manager Heather Jordan Cartwright said FHIR, first developed...

SI PICS now live at Christchurch Hospital

The South Island Patient Information Care System (SI PICS) being rolled out by Orion Health has gone live at Christchurch Hospital, joining pilot site Burwood Hospital to cover the more than 550,000 people in the Canterbury district. Nelson-Marlborough Health went live with the new...

Govt agrees to extend My Health Record opt-out deadline again

The federal government has negotiated with One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson to agree to a three-month extension to the opt-out period for the My Health Record, having refused to accept a 12-month delay put forward by Labor. The Senate this morning heard a number...

Labor in last-ditch effort to extend My Health Record opt-out for a year

Update: The Senate has rejected an amendment to extend the opt-out period for a year, but has agreed to three months. The opt-out deadline is now January 31. Labor will move another amendment to the My Health Record Act when it is debated in...

Medibank publishes patient reported experiences on private hospital stays

Private health insurer Medibank has collated patient reported experiences (PREMs) on private hospital stays from more than 30,000 customers and published the data on its website for the first time. Medibank has been running a patient experience survey since 2016, asking members about nine...

Northern DHBs go to market for health information platform, regional workspace

The four Northern region district health boards have approached the market for a data sharing and interoperability health information platform (HIP) that will provide the foundations for their regional collaborative community care (RCCC) project, which has replaced the 2016 Northern EHR idea that once envisaged...

6CPA MedsCheck follow-up claims now available in GuildCare NG

The Pharmacy Guild's IT arm GuildLink has rolled out a streamlined method for pharmacies wanting to claim MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck follow-up services through its GuildCare NG professional services platform. Pharmacies using the technology can now upload eligible patients' medicines profile smart-reports directly to...

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