Tassie hospital test drives next generation Dr Nao

Clinical staff at North West Regional Hospital in Tasmania have been posing as patients as part of an experiment to see whether people will accept a humanoid robot as a care provider. While robots have been used in the aged care setting before and for rehabilitation, the new generation...

Children’s Hospital at Westmead connects with outpatient app

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney has added Irish company Oneview's Connect mobile app to its existing inpatient platform, aiming to link patients and their families to their carers at the pre-admission and post-discharge stages. Oneview Connect displays alerts about upcoming appointments, assessments...

Action needed to confront future digital health workforce: peak bodies

Urgent action is needed to reconfigure the health information workforce so shortages do not affect the implementation of digital health initiatives, the five peak bodies representing the Australian health information sector say. The organisations held a workforce summit last year to develop an action...

International health IT week in review: May 21

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending May 21: NHS denies widespread Windows XP useHealthcare Info Security ~ Mathew J Schwartz ~ 14/05/2017The National Health Service, or NHS, has vigorously denied reports that its systems were so...

Australia and Germany to share information on digital health

The Australian government has signed an agreement with Germany to share information about digital health as part of a bilateral pact declared at the first ever G20 health ministers' meeting in Berlin overnight. Signed by Australia's Minister for Aged Care and for Indigenous Health...

One island for primary and secondary care as HealthOne set for final go-live

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is preparing to go live with the HealthOne shared care record, the last of the five South Island DHBs to roll out the system and provide a single source of truth accessible to all clinicians at the point of care....

Queensland boasts of early wins for Digital Hospital ieMR on MARS

Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital has seen a 71 per cent decrease in the number of duplicate pathology tests recorded since the introduction of the digital hospital version of the state's Cerner integrated electronic medical record (ieMR), part of a statewide plan to reduce all inappropriate...

WA govt to investigate Fiona Stanley, Perth Kids' IT contracts and costs

The newly elected West Australian government has put the contracts for the Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children's Hospital ICT roll-outs on a list of 26 high-profile projects to be investigated as part of a politically charged inquiry into its predecessor's handling of the state's...

Bendigo Hospital ICT on Trak as it gears up for EMR roll-out

Four months after opening its doors, the clinical and enterprise ICT systems at the new $630 million Bendigo Hospital are on track, with plans for the implementation of InterSystems' TrakCare electronic medical record in full flight, a messaging platform described as a work of art...

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