Primary gears up for digital investment despite huge write-down

Primary Health Care is gearing up for the roll out of MedicalDirector's Helix cloud-based practice management system to its medical centres later in the year, along with the new Visage radiology information system from Pro Medicus that it plans to roll out to Healthcare Imaging Services, the company's diagnostic imaging...

Telstra Health reveals $77m impairment, reduction in control of Health Engine

Telstra has announced a loss of $38 million in an overall $77 impairment reduction for its health business and a dilution of its ownership of online booking service Health Engine, but says it is looking at a long-term strategy for the division and expects it...

Fremantle to roll out BOSSnet for eForms and scanning

Fremantle Hospital will join WA's flagship Fiona Stanley and 17 other hospitals in the state in using Core Medical Solutions' BOSSnet electronic medical record, with plans to roll out BOSSnet's electronic forms and scanning modules later this year. Fremantle and Fiona Stanley are both...

International health IT week in review: August 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending August 20: Why one practice ditched EHR in favor of paper recordsFierceHealthcare ~ Joanne Finnegan ~ 14/08/2017The Illinois Pain Institute has done what many physicians only dream about doing. The...

EMRs, DMRs and the state of the digital nation

A project to build a database of the various clinical IT implementations and technologies used in Australian hospitals has kicked off in the hope that the information can be shared for the benefit of the health IT community. The brainchild of Checkley Group managing...

ANDHealth moves in with Agnes Health to support mid-stage digital health firms

Not-for-profit digital health accelerator ANDHealth has moved into the specialised working facilities of Agnes Health in East Melbourne, aiming to make it the precinct a hub for mid-stage digital health technology companies and entrepreneurs. ANDHealth is a new national digital health initiative partially funded...

Hunter New England to roll out Patientrack for observations at the bedside

Hunter New England Health is set to roll out the Patientrack patient deterioration early warning and alerting system at Maitland Hospital near Newcastle in the next few months before it is progressively rolled out to the rest of the LHD. Patientrack was devised by...

Meds data puts early runs on the board for HealtheNet and My Health Record

NSW Health has been running a benefits realisation program in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (LHD) to embed the viewing of the state's HealtheNet system and the My Health Record into clinical workflow, with early results proving positive for patient care by picking...

AIHW goes live with independent repository of national aged care data

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) went live yesterday with a new website called GEN that provides access to aged care data held in the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse. Designed to cater to all levels of users from school students to...

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