Victoria passes mandatory real-time prescription monitoring legislation

Legislation enabling the roll out of a mandatory system for real-time prescription monitoring to be known as SafeScript has passed Victoria's Parliament. The Victorian government announced in April 2016 that it would set up its own system, investing almost $30 million, and revealed in August that it would build...

International health IT week in review: October 22

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending October 22: MPs told that a further 162,000 medical documents undeliveredDigital Health News ~ Jon Hoeksma ~ 18/10/2017MPs investigating the biggest ever loss of NHS medical correspondence have been told...

Patient portal power harnessed for lower North Island shared care record

The South Island usually gets all the glory for the successful implementation of its island-wide shared care record known as HealthOne, which covers the million-strong population and is accessible to primary and secondary care, but work has been underway in the lower North Island for...

Roche NZ funds roll out of Celo secure messaging for smart oncology network

Pharmaceutical and diagnostics firm Roche New Zealand is funding the roll out of the Celo secure messaging app to up to 250 cancer researchers and clinicians as part of the Smart Oncology Network (SONet) project, allowing them to communicate with each other, send documents and...

WA to publish easily navigable wait list data online

The West Australian government has promised to publish its emergency department, outpatients and elective surgery wait lists online in easily accessible formats to help improve the transparency of information about the state's public health system. Under a staged approach to be available from early...

Can the Argonauts sail to the rescue of the “doomed” My Health Record?

Interoperability guru and creator of the FHIR standard Grahame Grieve has fired a broadside at the My Health Record, writing on his blog yesterday that while the system has useful national infrastructure elements, its fundamental architecture meant it was doomed and the government's intense focus...

Alfred Health goes to tender for rapid and single sign-on solution

Melbourne's Alfred Health has gone to the market to look for a single sign-on solution as part of its electronic Timely Quality Care (eTQC) project, which will see it invest in a significant uplift of its Cerner electronic medical record and better support the...

National Cancer Screening Register on target for December: DoH

The federal Department of Health says the renewal of the cervical screening program and the accompanying roll-out of the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) are on track for the revised commencement date of December 1, denying claims that the register won't be ready in time....

HealthEngine launches Medication Manager app, partners with ScriptWise

Online appointment booking and directory service HealthEngine has released a new medication management service embedded within the HealthEngine app, which will allow patients to monitor their medications and be prompted to book an appointment with their GP for a repeat script. Called Medication Manager,...

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