Red alert over IBM's build of the NZ National Infrastructure Platform

The NZ Treasury has put IBM's contract to build the National Infrastructure Platform (NIP) for the 20 district health boards on high alert, with the project currently in a “rest phase” due to the service not being ready for deployment and the parties still to decide whether there is a...

International health IT week in review: September 25

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending September 25: Plan needed amid 'confusing' funding for a digital NHSDigital Health News ~ Ben Heather ~ 22/09/2016The government’s plan to digitally transform the NHS is at risk of losing...

Australasian health IT week in review: September 24

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending September 24: ‘Dumbfounding’ failures at heart of WA health IT bungleComputerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 23/09/2016An inquiry by a committee of the WA Legislative Assembly has called...

eHealth NSW on 'cusp of digital transformation' as EMR rolled out to 104 sites

eHealth NSW has charged ahead with the roll-out of electronic medical records in NSW hospitals and multi-purpose clinics, implementing some sort of EMR capability in 104 sites during the 2015-16 financial year and with 73 per cent of NSW Health clinicians now using an EMR...

eHealth Queensland scoping statewide electronic referral capability

It's early days yet for Queensland's ambitious, four-year, $361 million specialist outpatients strategy but an eHealth Queensland project team is already working on assessing requirements and the potential design for a statewide, end-to-end, integrated electronic referral solution that will see GPs better supported in referring...

Death knell for faxes: RACGP calls for electronic-only within three years

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) wants all healthcare services and government agencies that communicate patient information with general practices to do so by secure electronic means within the next three years, calling for the final chapter to be closed on the era...

Software glitches, NASH certs and MyHR usability at fault for ePIP fail

Unexpected problems with several software packages, expired National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) PKI certificates and ongoing connectivity failures are just some of the reasons why up to 1500 general practices failed to reach the shared health summary upload target for the practice incentives program...

Slack inspiration for Bleep secure healthcare messaging platform

The developers behind a new secure messaging platform called Bleep that has been inspired by the Slack messaging app for team communication are looking for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to try out the beta version, which is aimed predominantly at multi-disciplinary teams working...

Western Health's CALD Assist app to be adapted for nurses, rolled out statewide

The CALD Assist app developed by speech pathologists at Western Health's Sunshine Hospital has received extra funding from the Victorian government to be rolled out to nursing staff and for further development work so it can be implemented at all hospitals that are interested in...

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