St John of God Health Care partners with Telstra Health for Doctor Connect app

Perth-headquartered St John of God Health Care has rolled out a mobile app to give its specialist doctors access to real-time patient information, with 500 clinicians taking it up so far. The Doctor Connect app, developed by Telstra Health in association with specialists, connects to hospital patient administration systems...

ACT Health goes to market for clinical communications system

ACT Health has issued a tender for a clinical communications system to replace its paging solution, calling for a message integration engine (MIE), switchboard console and an app for use on mobile devices. The territory recently went to market for 2000 clinical devices as...

Opt-out rate for My Health Record just over three per cent: ADHA

Approximately 900,000 people or around three per cent of those eligible for a My Health Record have opted out of the system since July 16, a figure that is in line with expectations, the Australian Digital Health Agency says. However, while awareness of the...

Call for national minimum data set for primary care, Health Care Homes revamp

The federal, state and territory governments should scope and develop a primary healthcare information strategy that includes a national minimum data set and mandates the measurement of patient experience, according to a new report on primary care integration. The report also calls for a...

Best Practice releases Ruby edition of Bp VIP.net

Best Practice Software has released an update to its Bp VIP.net clinical and practice management software for specialist medical practices in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to a range of financial and administrative enhancements, the Ruby version includes increased security when adding allergy...

AMH replaces download version with app for desktop

The company behind the Australian Medicines Handbook has replaced its AMH Download program with a new AMH App for Desktop, which allows users to install a version of the reference to view on and offline. The free app contains the AMH prescribing guides but...

International health IT week in review: September 16

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 16: Consumer tech as medical device, Big Vendors' app plans, NHS GPs trialling VC, FDA to scrutinise device security, information blocking blocked, Babylon heads to Canada, UK minister on data sharing ...

InterSystems rolls out touchscreen-enabled user interface for TrakCare

EMR vendor InterSystems has added a mobile, touchscreen-enabled user interface to its Trakcare healthcare information system, promising to support streamlined EMR workflows and deliver context-rich, concise information when it is needed. The new functionality allows clinical notes to be created with a few swipes...

Apple releases new version of Watch with ECG and falls detector

Apple has launched the fourth-generation version of its Apple Watch, featuring new hardware and software enhancements including an ECG app, the ability to detect an irregular heartbeat and a new accelerometer and gyroscope that can detect hard falls. The ECG and atrial fibrillation capabilities...

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