Telstra Health rebrands digital hospital platform as Kyra

Telstra Health has rebranded its suite of digital health solutions for hospitals as Kyra, following several years of development work that included a complete upgrade of its electronic medical record in 2020. Telstra Health says the Kyra suite is available on mobile devices to give clinicians access to patient...

Change at the top at 1st Group as it ramps up phase 1b vax bookings

ASX-listed online directory and appointment booking platform vendor 1st Group has appointed technologist and strategist Louise McElvogue as interim CEO following the resignation of long-term CEO Klaus Bartosch after 10 years. 1st Group has also ramped up the implementation of its Vaccine Connect platform...

PracticeHub launches Ahpra registration alerts app

Medical indemnity insurer Avant has launched an app that alerts users of its PracticeHub healthcare management platform that a practitioner’s Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) registration has lapsed. The Ahpra Alerts app offers direct integration with Ahpra, allowing healthcare organisations to check a...

Southern Sun Pathology live with Sectra’s digital pathology solution

Sydney-based skin cancer laboratory Southern Sun Pathology has gone live with Sectra’s digital pathology solution, allowing pathologists to examine skin tissues remotely and share images more efficiently. The solution will be integrated with the two different laboratory information systems (LIS) used at Southern Sun...

Survey of aged care providers to benchmark use of clinical software

The Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) is surveying residential aged care providers on their use of clinical software and what are the main barriers to and influences over further uptake. The research, commissioned by the Australian Digital Health Agency, will also investigate...

PrimaryClinic Medical conformant for eScripts, integration plans for Lifecard PHR

GP software product PrimaryClinic Medical is now able to issue token-based electronic prescriptions, with vendor Global Health planning to integrate the capability with its Lifecard personal health record later in the year. PrimaryClinic Medical version 4.7.0 has been listed on the Australian Digital Health...

International health IT week in review: April 18

Google trying again with PHRs? evidence for AI tools, Denmark’s coronapas, Malaysia’s Immunitee, US VA EHR, Facebook’s vaccine finder, Microsoft/AXA digital health platform, eReferral app cuts DNAs, Dedalus and the NHS, SMART health cards for vax credentials, COVID-detecting mobile phone sensors Google is exploring...

NZ to roll out national vaccination booking system next month

The New Zealand government aims to roll out a national booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of May, allowing people to pre-register and then book an appointment that suits their time. The booking system, which will use a plug-in to the Salesforce-based...

AIDH releases four-year strategic plan with focus on digital health workforce

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) has released its strategic plan for 2021-2024, focusing on building the digital health workforce and taking digital health to every healthcare professional. It plans to ask its 2000-strong membership to drive health workforce reform to retain the...

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