Telstra Health moves from M&A to integration, delivery and scale in 2017

Telstra Health is moving on from the first stage of its long-term growth strategy in which it invested $240 million in buying or partnering with 18 different companies and entering a new integration and delivery phase in the coming year, with plans to release new interoperable products and platforms built...

How to turn legacy health software into a modern user experience

Does your software look like it belongs in the '90s? If it does, you’re not alone. Sure, maybe it still works. It's technically powerful and there are loyal customers, but for years the design has been driven by developers and it shows. This happens...

Hunt wins health portfolio, Wyatt gets aged care and indigenous health

Former environment and industry minister Greg Hunt has been appointed as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, with assistant minister Ken Wyatt elevated to a full post as Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health. The latter remains in the outer...

Backlog in Schedule 8 permits causing disquiet for Victorian GPs

Victorian GPs have been reassured that they can continue to prescribe Schedule 8 drugs for longer than eight weeks without a written permit as long as they have taken steps to apply for one. Pulse+IT has been told there is a great deal of...

Western Sydney LHD rolls out Australian-first patient experience technology

Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) has launched a new patient experience digital platform at Westmead and Auburn hospitals that can capture patient feedback in real time and allow it to be instantly analysed by staff. Based on the UK's MES Experience technology that...

MedAdvisor expands pharmacy reach, GP connections and cash flow

More than 45 per cent of Australian pharmacies are now connected to the MedAdvisor medications adherence platform and the company is now providing patient engagement programs for 18 different medications following a big year for the ASX-listed firm. MedAdvisor has also seen a big...

Assistive technology app to equip people for independent living

WA's Independent Living Centre has developed a free app for people living with disability to identify assistive equipment and technology options that can help them live more independently. The Equip Myself app is linked to the national equipment database (NED) developed by Independent Living...

International health IT week in review: January 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending January 15: IBM Watson, FDA align to boost public health with blockchainHealthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 11/01/2017IBM Watson Health and the FDA announced on Wednesday that they would...

Health Minister Sussan Ley resigns

Sussan Ley has resigned as Minister for Health and Aged Care, citing “ongoing intense media speculation” as a distraction from the government's agenda. Ms Ley, who precipitated an ongoing bout of media and public outrage about politicians' travel expenses and other entitlements when it...

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