What CSC's transition to DXC means to health IT in Australia and NZ

IT services giant CSC is gearing up for the finalisation of its merger with the Enterprise Services division of fellow global player Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), with the combined company – worth $26 billion in annual revenue – to be known as DXC Technology. The new company will be...

International health IT week in review: March 26

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending March 26: A 40-year 'conspiracy' at the VAPolitico ~ Arthur Allen ~ 19/03/2017The Department of Veterans Affairs built perhaps the most important medical computer system in history. Now it’s about...

Blog: Opt-out adopted for My Health Record

In news that will come as a surprise to no one, the state and territory health ministers, along with new federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and special guest NZ Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, met in Melbourne today for one of their regular COAG Health Council...

FHIR storms on to release 3

HL7 International has published release three of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for trial use (STU), containing thousands of changes in response to the experiences of what are now hundreds of implementations around the world. FHIR, the brainchild of Melbourne-based health informatician...

Report finds benefits in Health Care Home model over traditional practice

An independent evaluation of the Health Care Home (HCH) model established in New Zealand in 2011 has shown there are measurable positive benefits to patient experience, clinician satisfaction and delivery of care, although it is not yet showing any significant effect on levels of hospital...

Navy to work with Deakin to aid its design for glucose monitoring

Deakin University researchers developing a non-invasive smartphone-based solution for blood glucose monitoring will now proceed into the visualisation and prototyping phase with the assistance of the user experience design experts from Melbourne firm Navy Design as the inaugural recipients of Navy's Design Aid program. ...

ACSS Health launches configurable online pre-admission forms system

Sydney-based ACSS Health has launched a configurable pre-admissions forms system aimed at day hospitals called Preadmit, which can integrate with the company's SimDay patient administration system or act as a standalone system for those using other brands. ACSS Health, which also markets the well-known...

Q&A with HealthLink CEO Tom Bowden on secure messaging interoperability

An environment of cautious optimism seems to have descended on the players at the pointy end of the long-running saga of secure messaging interoperability – or lack thereof – with healthcare providers, software vendors, primary health networks and regulators now all working collaboratively on the...

International health IT week in review: March 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending March 19: 3 ways Trump’s FDA nominee could reshape digital healthFierceHealthcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 16/03/2017President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration is a strong proponent...

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