Curated medicines list to be added to My Health Record

A pharmacist-written shared medicines list for people with chronic conditions and taking multiple medications is set to be added to the My Health Record from next month, aimed at providing better medicines information during transitions of care. The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML), which is expected to be available...

Pinnacle Ventures takes general practice data into the AWS cloud

General practice innovation organisation Pinnacle Ventures has completed a quick-fire move of 30 years of general practice data to the public cloud, building a data lake using Amazon Web Services' (AWS) simple storage service (S3) and massively reducing the price it pays for data storage...

International health IT week in review: May 26

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 26: NHS call for agile GP systems, Amazon's emotional device, cyber firm data breach, Apple Watch ECG in Canada, hospital EMR ROI, health IT evaluation framework, FDA warning on unauthorised medical devices,...

NZ primary care data service stalled over funding issues

The development of a national primary care data service for New Zealand is still on the drawing-board despite hopes it would be up and running by now, with its backers looking towards 2020 to get the initiative off the ground. The big four primary...

NZ confirms break with single EHR concept but will trial MyMeds app

New Zealand's new deputy director-general for data and digital at the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the ministry is no longer pursuing the idea of a single, national electronic health record for all New Zealanders and instead is working on joining up exisiting and...

Clevertar emerges from voluntary administration to continue deployments

Adelaide-headquartered intelligent virtual agent developer Clevertar has emerged intact from voluntary administration as a going concern, promising to continue development of its avatar technology. Clevertar entered voluntary administration in March, citing a need to restructure its business affairs to continue trading.

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital goes live with NSW eMeds system

The 450-bed Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital has gone live with NSW Health's Cerner electronic medications management (eMeds) system, with others in the South Western Sydney Local Health District set to follow over the next two years. The multimillion dollar project has also seen a significant number...

Tech companies combine forces for assisted living display home

A demonstration home for the NDIS specialist disability accommodation program has opened in the Melbourne suburb of Preston, featuring technology from Tunstall Healthcare, home automation experts Techsmax and fittings and electronic access systems firm Hafele Australia. The Assistive Housing Hub aims to help community...

Vale Dr Andrew P. Howard

Our friend, mentor and digital health crusader passed away in Melbourne on Monday 13 May 2019. Andrew’s inveterate passion and rampant enthusiasm for making a difference changed healthcare services for all Australians. Andrew began his career journey in medical practice. He was frustrated by...

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