South Australia uploading GP-ordered pathology reports to My Health Record

SA Health is now uploading inpatient pathology and diagnostic imaging reports to the My Health Record from the majority of its metro and rural hospitals, and the state is claiming a first with SA Pathology also now uploading community pathology reports ordered by GPs. SA Health has also built...

International health IT week in review: June 16

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending June 16: Fixing flawed EMRs, unique patient IDs, blockchain for pharma supply chain, US office for EHR modernisation, GP at Hand disruption, Boots repeat script app, 50-year-old system with MUMPS, Epic partners Humana...

Vale Bridget Kirkham

Bridget Kirkham, the inaugural CEO of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), died in Sydney last week aged 65. Bridget worked tirelessly through her career championing the cause of health and healthcare in many roles. She turned the MSIA organisation of interesting volunteer people...

Royal Melbourne launches young-onset dementia telehealth service

A telehealth service that can provide diagnosis, treatment and genetic counselling to people with young-onset dementia (YOD) living in regional areas of Victoria has launched from Royal Melbourne Hospital. Services will be provided by the neuropsychiatry unit of NorthWestern Mental Health, which is located...

DoH reveals beta version of revamped My Aged Care website

The Australian Department of Health has released a test version of the newly redesigned My Aged Care website, which has undergone a revamp as one element of a $61.7 million investment announced in the 2018 federal budget. The changes are predominantly aimed at consumers...

SCHN moves to digital-only discharge summary communication

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) will no longer auto-fax discharge summaries to patients' GPs and will instead only send them via secure messaging services Argus, HealthLink or Medical-Objects. Discharge summaries are also available in the patient's My Health Record or the HealtheNet clinical...

Brydon stands down from Sydney Children's Health Network

Sydney Children's Hospital Network CEO Michael Brydon has stood down with immediate effect amid a continuing deterioration in the relationship between medical staff at the network's two hospitals. Dr Brydon's place will be filled in the interim by SCHN's director of clinical integration Cheryl...

More money for specialist outpatients strategy in Qld Health budget

The Queensland government has allocated additional funding of $77.4 million in today's budget to extend its specialist outpatients strategy, which has seen new eReferral and appointment management systems introduced and remote access to hospital records provided to GPs. Queensland Health will also invest $92.1...

Bp's Best Health app in beta testing, Jade release in final testing

Best Practice Software is in beta testing mode for its Best Health app, which will allow practices using its Premier package to communicate with patients through their smartphone. Patients will also be able to access a health summary and receive clinical reminders on their...

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