Victoria looks to devolve decision making under Digitising Health strategy

A strategy to replace Ascribe's Symphony emergency department system at four health services in Victoria is one of the top priorities for the state's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the coming year, but under its Digitising Health strategy released this month, the department will continue in its...

Remediation of EPAS and ESMI issues expected by March

The South Australian Department for Health expects to remediate a number of unexpected errors identified by the SA Auditor-General by March 2017, including an instance where system users are inadvertently cancelling outpatients imaging orders in the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS), and a situation where...

Clintel's configurable CareRight platform now live with MIMS Integrated

Clintel has gone live with the MIMS medicines database fully integrated into its browser-based system, which is aimed predominantly at high-volume medical specialists and day hospitals but is also available for other healthcare providers such as aged and home care organisations. The South Australian-based...

Oculo partners with GTS for specialist transcription transmission

The developers behind the clinical communications platform Oculo have signed an agreement with Global Transcription Services (GTS) to link their services, allowing ophthalmologists to have their dictation transcribed and sent to referring optometrists and GPs seamlessly. Melbourne-headquartered Oculo has been picking up steam lately,...

Brightwater offering integrated care to patients at home

WA-based residential aged, home and disability care provider Brightwater Group has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare to offer Tunstall's integrated care platform to clients of Brightwater's At Home Services. Brightwater ran a six-month pilot of the technology last year involving four clients living at home,...

Big Four make the shortlist for NT's $186m core clinical system

Four electronic medical record vendors have made the shortlist for the Northern Territory's $186 million Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP), which will see the NT become the first jurisdiction in Australia to roll out an end-to-end clinical information system to all healthcare providers at...

Gynaecological surgeons adopt performance and complications tracking tool

Surgeons specialising in minimally invasive gynaecological procedures are set to begin using a locally developed data analysis tool to track and minimise post-operative complications. Brisbane-based SurgicalPerformance, which was founded by practising gynaecological oncologist Andreas Obermair, has partnered with the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery...

NZ goes to tender for clinical system to back national electronic dental record

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has issued a request for proposal for the supply of an oral health information system solution, part of the national Electronic Oral Health Record (EOHR) program. The ministry is looking for software that can be offered on a...

ProVision partners with 1stAvailable for online optometry bookings

Independent optician network ProVision will promote the services of health portal 1stAvailable to its members for their online appointment booking needs following a successful pilot. ProVision, which counts 440 independent optometrists in its network, conducted a pilot in 20 practices between August and November...

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