Aged care software vendors get together to pitch consortium solutions

Six Australian software and hardware vendors have got together to pitch a consortium of solutions to the aged care industry, promising to provide a “unique and powerful” package to help solve some of the challenges in aged care. Led by medication management and aged care pharmacy solution vendor Webstercare,...

IBD tools added to medCompanion app

Newly developed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) tools have been added to the medCompanion app developed by Melbourne gastroenterologist John Nik Ding to improve bowel preparation before colonoscopies. Associate Professor Ding developed the app to dispense information on bowel prep to patients in an accessible...

SuperbugAi Flagship developing outbreak alert system

The recently funded SuperbugAi Flagship project is developing a hospital tracking and response system to detect superbugs, combining data held in electronic medical records, the genetic fingerprints of superbugs, and hospital management systems to track patient movement. Funding of $3.4 million through the Medical...

Celo and Core Schedule join forces

NZ-headquartered healthcare messaging app vendor Celo has joined forces with fellow Kiwi firm Core Schedule to offer a combined solution for healthcare organisations. The partnership combines Core Schedule’s rostering solution with Celo’s app to streamline rostering and communication.

International health IT week in review: May 22

International GP survey shows benefits and challenges of remote care, Greenland hospital systems downed by cyberattack, the rise of telehospitalists during COVID, trusted research environments to mitigate risks, Google facing class-action over DeepMind, US patient credential and matching ecosystem proposed, Venezuelan cardiologist pinged for developing...

NZ budget: funds for Hira, Dunedin Hospital, digital and data infrastructure

The New Zealand government has allocated significant funding to improve digital and data infrastructure in today’s budget, including ongoing investment in tranche two of the Hira national health information platform. Funds have also been allocated to data and digital for the massive restructure of...

WA Health needs to focus on privacy for COVID data: auditor

WA Health needs to improve controls to better protect the personal data collected about COVID-19 positive individuals for contact tracing purposes, the Western Australian auditor-general says, following an audit into its Public Health COVID Unified System (PHOCUS) initiative. WA Auditor-General Caroline Spencer said that...

DoH won't release report into prescription exchange price cap

The Australian Department of Health will not release a report commissioned from consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) into the electronic prescription ecosystem that informed a recent tender that seeks to reduce the cost the government pays to subsidise electronic prescription exchanges. DoH issued...

Hayylo signs up disability services provider SensesWA for communications app

Communication platform Hayylo has signed up disability services provider SensesWA to provide a dynamic digital interface for clients and their circle of support and to improve communication capabilities with care teams. Hayylo has rolled out branded apps for a number of community, aged and...

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