Royal Children’s Hospital EMR roll-out shows sustained reduction in mortality

The implementation of Epic's electronic medical record at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has been associated with a reduction in mortality rate that continues to be sustained over time, new research shows. RCH has been monitoring clinical outcomes following the implementation of its Epic EMR in April 2016 and...

Moderna vaccine safety being monitored through MedAdvisor platform

Pharmacies are now able to join the AusVaxSafety vaccine safety surveillance program for the roll-out of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine following a successful trial of MedAdvisor’s PlusOne platform linked to the SmartVax SMS tool. The system uses secure cloud technology to link vaccinations to...

National Authentication Service for Health SHA-2 certificates now available

Healthcare organisations needing to renew their National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) certificate can now obtain a SHA-2 certificate through Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) if their software products are compatible. The software industry is moving from SHA-1 to SHA-2 for improved security and...

International health IT week in review: September 19

SDOH data exchange, hacking hospitals, data breach notifications, digital healthcare standards, US trends in telehealth, AI for cancer screening could lead to over-diagnosis, wearables data exposed, app for long Covid, England scraps plans for domestic vaccine passport, Malaysia’s MySejahtera vaccine certificate app DirectTrust launches...

ServiceNow implementing $6.3 million vaccine management solution for NSW Health

US-headquartered cloud computing platform vendor ServiceNow has been awarded a $6.34 million contract to roll out a vaccine management software solution for the COVID-19 response in NSW. The solution is replacing NSW Health’s CoVax system, an ad hoc solution first rolled out in February...

South Australia to roll out statewide patient reported measures solution

South Australia’s Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health is on the market for a statewide patient reported measures (PRM) solution, encompassing both patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient reported experience measures (PREMs). The proposed solution is aimed at collecting and reporting PROMs...

Kaweka Health chooses Orion Health for private hospital EMR

Hawke’s Bay-based Kaweka Health has chosen Orion Health to roll out a hospital information system at its new private surgical hospital in Hastings, due to open next year. The $70 million elective surgery facility will open in May 2022 with four operating theatres, a...

Green Cross Health invests in PillDrop for home meds delivery

Primary health care services company Green Cross Health has taken a 25 per cent share in online pharmacy business PillDrop, which specialises in sorting and delivering prescription medicines to people at home. Green Cross Health Group owns NZ’s Unichem and Life Pharmacies as well...

Aged care technology group to roll out personal emergency response devices

ASX-listed HSC Technology Group has signed an agreement with Tunstall Healthcare to roll out HSC’s personal emergency response (PERs) devices at aged and community care facilities using Tunstall’s telecare solutions. The move has been precipitated by Telstra’s pending 3G shutdown, which requires 300,000 Australian...

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