eHealth NSW plans IaaS pilot at Westmead Hospital redevelopment

eHealth NSW plans to trial offering a Health Grade Enterprise Network on an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) basis as part of the $1 billion Westmead precinct redevelopment in western Sydney. The project includes the construction of a 14-storey central acute services building, a $95 million refurbishment of The...

InterRAI acute care system promises to slash nursing paperwork

Brisbane’s QEII Jubilee Hospital has successfully trialed a new acute care assessment system developed by Finnish firm RAIsoft in association with the University of Queensland that promises to reduce the time nurses need to take when doing risk assessments on elderly patients on admission from...

Defence to tender for health knowledge management platform in 2019

The Department of Defence expects to go to tender for its long-awaited health knowledge management (HKM) platform for the Australian Defence Force in early 2019, phase four of the billion-dollar JP2060 Deployable Health Capability project. Defence says the aim of JP2060 Phase 4 is...

System support sought for secure transfer of patients from ED to urgent care

Waitemata District Health Board has issued a request for ideas on an IT platform that can help with the secure transfer of low acuity patients from emergency departments to an alternative urgent care clinic. The DHB has been running a pilot program to show...

St John of God Health Care partners with Telstra Health for Doctor Connect app

Perth-headquartered St John of God Health Care has rolled out a mobile app to give its specialist doctors access to real-time patient information, with 500 clinicians taking it up so far. The Doctor Connect app, developed by Telstra Health in association with specialists, connects...

ACT Health goes to market for clinical communications system

ACT Health has issued a tender for a clinical communications system to replace its paging solution, calling for a message integration engine (MIE), switchboard console and an app for use on mobile devices. The territory recently went to market for 2000 clinical devices as...

Opt-out rate for My Health Record just over three per cent: ADHA

Approximately 900,000 people or around three per cent of those eligible for a My Health Record have opted out of the system since July 16, a figure that is in line with expectations, the Australian Digital Health Agency says. However, while awareness of the...

Call for national minimum data set for primary care, Health Care Homes revamp

The federal, state and territory governments should scope and develop a primary healthcare information strategy that includes a national minimum data set and mandates the measurement of patient experience, according to a new report on primary care integration. The report also calls for a...

Best Practice releases Ruby edition of Bp VIP.net

Best Practice Software has released an update to its Bp VIP.net clinical and practice management software for specialist medical practices in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to a range of financial and administrative enhancements, the Ruby version includes increased security when adding allergy...

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