Qld budget 2022-23: $300m for continued roll-out of Cerner ieMR

The statewide roll-out of the Cerner integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) has been given a boost in today’s Queensland state budget, with $240 million promised over the next four years in additional funding and an extra $60m contingency for year five. The ieMR roll-out was paused in 2019 in...

International health IT week in review: June 26

Facebook sued over health data scraping, FHIR harnessed by Sync for Genes, “clinical satnav” for doctors, smartphone-based tympanometry, US company to buy UK’s EMIS, Epic signs on to TEFCA, healthcare cybersecurity, health data and Roe v Wade Meta sued for violating patient privacy, scraping...

Doctors’ groups lobby for yet another extension to MBS telehealth changes

The Australian Medical Association is calling on the new government to extend the existing MBS-funded telehealth rules beyond their expiry date of June 30, asking that the current arrangements continue to December 31 just like other COVID-19 measures. The former Coalition government had planned...

AI-based digital health platform being developed for genetic counselling

A new project to develop an artificial intelligence-powered cloud platform to provide digital support for genetic disorders has launched today, initially focusing on familial cancers and cardiac conditions. The two-year program is being led by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Swinburne University of...

NSW budget 2022-23: Focus on workforce with funds for virtual ambulance

The NSW government will spend an extra $4.5 billion this year on workforce measures to try to ease pressure on existing health workers and recruit new staff, along with a $3000 bonus for NSW Health employees in recognition of their work on the frontline of...

Services Australia allows BP, MD users a grace period for Medicare web services

Services Australia has agreed to a grace period up to the end of August for practices using Best Practice Premier that have not yet upgraded to the new Medicare web services-enabled version. The grace period also applies to users of MedicalDirector Clinical, Pracsoft and...

Monash Health axes the fax for specialist referrals

Melbourne’s Monash Health will no longer accept faxed referrals to its specialist consulting services after July 18 following a two-year project to swap over to electronic referrals for GPs and other private specialists. Monash Health has made all of its specialist consulting services available...

International health IT week in review: June 19

Oracle’s big plans for national database after $28b Cerner purchase, Millennium EMR to be modernised, SMS for vaccine patient outreach, Palantir eyes off NHS contract, massive attack on Eye Care Leaders, ResMed buys another software company, monitoring Parkinson’s on Apple Watch, Mayo Clinic Platform and...

Radiology referral set released to enhance digital imaging interoperability

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association (ADIA) have released a SNOMED-based radiology referral set (RRS) aimed at enhancing interoperability and data accuracy between referrers and radiology providers. The RRS is described as a set...

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