Fred IT to build real-time prescription monitoring system for SA Health

Fred IT has won a $3.8 million contract to build a real-time prescription monitoring system for South Australia, which is expected to be available early next year. Dubbed ScriptCheckSA, the new system will be based on the SafeScript system built by Fred and in use in Victoria, which is...

Govt delays voluntary patient enrolment scheme due to COVID-19

The Australian Department of Health has decided to delay the $448.5 million voluntary patient enrolment (VPE) scheme that was due to start last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative was aimed at patients aged over 70 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

ePrescriptions launch in the Hunter New England region

Newcastle resident Keith Doolan has had his prescription medication dispensed and delivered to his front door following a telehealth consultation with his GP, facilitated by Australia's new electronic prescription capability. The end-to-end workflow involved practice management system Best Practice, pharmacy system Z Software, prescription...

Global Health signs up Peninsula Health, plans integrations with iPM and Cerner

ASX-listed healthcare software firm Global Health has signed a three-year contract with Peninsula Health for to roll out its MasterCare platform for community health, adding the first metropolitan health service to a growing number of regional health providers. As part of the implementation of...

Core Schedule raises $1.2m to expand rostering solution beyond COVID-19

Wellington-based software vendor Core Schedule has raised $NZ1.2 million from early stage technology venture capital firm the Punakaiki Fund to expand its hospital staff rostering solution, which was developed for New Zealand emergency departments and is now used in over 80 hospitals in New Zealand,...

POLAR data tracks increase in mental health diagnoses in general practice

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in new mental health diagnoses by GPs, particularly anxiety-related, along with a steady increase in antidepressant prescribing and a marked increase in anxiolytic prescribing, the latest data from Outcome Health's POLAR GP tool shows. Outcome Health is...

HealthEngine partners with Coviu for integrated GP and allied health offering

Online appointment booking and directory service HealthEngine has partnered with telehealth platform Coviu to offer an integrated telehealth solution for allied health providers and GPs. The offering brings Coviu’s telehealth technology together with HealthEngine’s booking service through the more than 25 practice management systems...

International health IT week in review: July 5

Post-COVID digital market, telehealth by Boots, Lenovo's remote monitoring platform, Apple sleep tracker, cyberpandemic fears, medical school pays $1m to decrypt files, telehealth decline after spike, Medicare-funded telehealth in US Investors predict the winners and losers in America’s shift to digital health during the...

NSW Health developing new virtual care strategy for post-COVID-19 healthcare

NSW Health has been developing a new virtual care strategy that will be released for consultation in the next few weeks that lays out the health service's plans for the next five years. The strategy has been informed by the rapid expansion of telehealth...

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