NT to announce winner of $259m core clinical systems renewal tender next month

The newly elected Northern Territory government has committed to rolling out the massive Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP) despite its precarious budget situation, chipping in an extra $73 million to the original $186m price tag for the system, which will consolidate all of the NT’s public health clinical systems...

Digital Hospital Handbook now due by end of June

Standards Australia has set a revised date of June 30 for the publication of the Digital Hospital Handbook, belatedly issuing a statement saying the document was finalised but was under review by governments. Standards Australia had originally planned to release the handbook last month,...

Plans for national telestroke network as big green button pushed at Wonthaggi

The driving forces behind the successful Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) program are hoping to set up a national telestroke network to ensure people living in regional areas can avoid the “postcode bingo” that often sees them receiving a lower level of stroke care than people...

Opinion: How long will it be before your GP is a bot?

How many times have you called an organisation only to be greeted by an integrated voice response system? Your frustration builds as you struggle with your phone to choose the right option. Over the years, smarter organisations have introduced voice recognition services and innovative...

Launceston integrated care service rolls out Miya for referral management

An integrated care service based at Launceston General Hospital has gone live with a new referral management system developed by listed Adelaide firm Alcidion to better automate the referral process, with the next step to work on electronic receipt of referrals from GPs and specialists...

Ascom adds Google apps to Myco 2 all-in-one mobile device

Mobile workflow solutions specialist Ascom is set to begin shipping version two of its Myco healthcare-specific mobile device in June, adding new Google app functionality, near-field communication and infra-red location capabilities to the Android device, which also functions as a barcode scanner. Myco is...

Outsourced transcription provider behind clinical correspondence dump

A sub-contractor for medical transcription provider Global Transcription Services (GTS) has been identified as the source of a recent privacy breach, in which letters from specialists to referring GPs concerning hundreds of patients were discovered in a rubbish bin in Sydney. NSW Health has...

ADHA to fund national collaboration for children's digital health

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has partnered with eHealth NSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to set up a child health informatics network, concentrating on identifying digital technologies that can benefit children's health and their experiences of the health system. Dubbed the...

International health IT week in review: April 23

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 23: AMA, Regenstrief launch EHR training platform for medical studentsHealthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 19/04/2017The American Medical Association on Wednesday announced a partnership with the Regenstrief Institute...

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