Technology resources for COVID-19

Updated on March 30: Listed are some of the technological resources available to medical practices, allied health practices, pharmacies, hospitals, aged and community care during the coronavirus outbreak. MMEx ISA Healthcare Solutions has rolled out changes to the care planning tool in its MMEx web-based electronic medical record...

Northland DHB rolls out intra-hospital eReferrals

Northland District Health Board has partnered with Clanwilliam Health to build an integration into Whangarei Hospital's clinical platform to enable electronic referrals to be sent between hospital departments and out to private specialists and community providers. GPs have been electronically referring into hospitals in...

InterSystems rolls out interface to PCR machines to speed up COVID-19 results

InterSystems has worked with five clinical laboratories to fast-track the development of a new interface between its TrakCare laboratory information system and PCR analysers being used to test for COVID-19. The interfaces are allowing for faster turnaround times for test results and in the...

Open source approach for patients arriving at the clinic with Clinic Arrivals

A team of Australian software developers has come up with an open source approach to help medical practices handle patient arrivals and infection control during the coronavirus outbreak, working to turn around a minimum viable product in less than two weeks. Dubbed Clinic Arrivals,...

Govt doubles bulk billing incentive as it targets whole of population telehealth

The federal government has doubled the bulk billing incentive from today as part of its expansion of Medicare-subsidised telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic. There are now individual MBS items covering GP services and some consultations provided by specialists and nurse practitioners for video conferencing...

International health IT week in review: March 29

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending March 29: Sharing PHI in a pandemic, COVID-19 health IT coalition, NHS video consult panel, EMR strengths/weaknesses, AI success exaggerated, real-time location apps and coronavirus, Fitbit to track virus, COVID-19 hackers and spoofers...

Victorian DHHS to use Whispir for COVID-19 contact tracing team

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services will use the Whispir cloud-based communications platform to keep in contact with the estimated 1700 people who are in self-isolation having been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. DHHS will use the Whispir...

ADHA reopens mobile gateway to allow apps to connect to My Health Record

The Australian Digital Health Agency has reopened its mobile gateway to developers looking to connect to the My Health Record through mobile apps. The agency temporarily closed down the gateway to new entrants in 2018 while it undertook a privacy and security review, allowing...

Healthsite partners with GP2U for comprehensive telehealth solution

Healthsite is now offering practices a comprehensive telehealth solution that is fully integrated with its online booking system, using WebRTC technology adapted by telehealth specialist GP2U. The solution will allow practices to offer both bulk-billed and privately billed telehealth consults with a secure online...

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