IPN begins roll-out of MediTracker to 180 practices and two million patients

The IPN Medical Centres group has officially announced it will roll out Precedence Health Care's MediTracker app to its 180 practices, allowing two million patients to have access to a summary of their data held on their regular GP's medical record. MediTracker has been trialled in select IPN practices...

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...

Standards Australia refuses to explain delay to Digital Hospitals Handbook

Standards Australia is staying silent on the reasons behind a delay in the publication of the promised 'world-first' Digital Hospital Handbook, citing a lack of resources as to why it has not made an official announcement and also refusing to put a timeline on when...

Allscripts offering dbMotion interoperability solution through the cloud

EMR giant Allscripts will offer its dbMotion interoperability platform to the Australian and New Zealand healthcare markets as a cloud solution via Microsoft Azure, promising faster implementation and lower upgrade costs than the on-premise version. dbMotion, which Allscripts bought in 2013, is a service-oriented...

Private equity firm takes majority stake in Genie Solutions

Superannuation fund-backed private equity firm IFM Investors has acquired a majority stake in market-leading specialist software vendor Genie Solutions, in a deal thought to be worth over $50 million. Founded in 1995 by Paul Carr, who led the development of the company until handing...

Budget to deliver Medicare rebate for video consults with psychologists

The federal government will introduce a new Medicare rebate for people living in rural and remote areas that will allow the bulk of the psychological sessions subsidised under the Better Access program to be conducted by telehealth. Set to cost $9 million over four...

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