Seven privacy complaints and three data breach notifications for My Health Record

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received just seven privacy complaints relating to the My Health Record in 2020-21 and only three data breach notifications – two of which were resolved – in the same period.

Eastern Health contracts My Emergency Doctor for virtual model of care

Eastern Health is extending its emergency department capability through a new model of care using My Emergency Doctor’s virtual emergency specialists, rolling out the service for low-acuity patients at Box Hill Hospital and shortly to Maroondah and Angliss hospitals. Eastern Health nurses will triage...

Hawera Hospital to go live with Better meds management next month

Hāwera Hospital is set to go live with a pilot of the Better Meds medications management platform next month, which if successful will roll out to all five Te Manawa Taki (TMT) district health boards. The solution is replacing the MedChart solution from Dedalus...

International health IT week in review: October 24

New York’s Excelsior vaccine passport, FHIR APIs vulnerable to hacking, France’s digital health space, US national patient ID, diabetes data in smartwatches, Scotland makes digital solutions free, Israel urges hospitals to print out medical files, mHealth for blood pressure How New York overengineered its...

ACC to migrate all operations to Microsoft Azure

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) will migrate its operations across to Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, following an all of government agreement between the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs and Microsoft earlier this year. The three-year cloud services agreement will see ACC migrate its...

Sigma joins TerryWhiteChemmart in rolling out HealthEngine booking system

Community pharmacy banner group Sigma Healthcare will roll out HealthEngine’s Patient Appointment Management System (PAMS) to support online bookings, scheduling and voucher management at its Amcal and Guardian outlets.

AIDH surveys cybersecurity as feds tighten ransomware penalties

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) is surveying healthcare organisations to check on improvements to cybersecurity since its last survey four years ago, as the Australian government moves to impose a stronger reporting regime to battle ransomware.

Online booking platforms gear up for investors

Online booking platform HealthEngine is getting ready to list on the stock exchange, while competitor HotDoc is also looking to raise new capital, both boosted by turnover due to the massive increase in vaccination bookings during the COVID pandemic.

Why health information matters: HIMAA conference 2021

St Vincent's Hospital emergency doctor and former AMA vice president Stephen Parnis is headlining the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) annual conference next week, discussing why health information matters in a time of pandemic. Dr Parnis will be joined by Victoria’s chief...

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