Sigma rolling out dispense data analytics platform to Amcal and Guardian

Sigma Healthcare is rolling out a new patient management and support program to its Amcal and Guardian pharmacies that is able to analyse patient medication history and notify the pharmacist if the patient may be eligible for additional professional services. Called CarePro, the platform has been developed in association...

PHNs trialling Digital Health Guide to apps as international interest piqued

Several primary health networks are currently trialling Semantic Consulting's Digital Health Guide, following the lead of the Tasmanian PHN Primary Health Tasmania, which is now offering it to all health professionals in the state after a successful roll-out to GPs. The guide, developed by...

Text-based support for patients with diabetes works to improve BG levels

A nine-month trial of a text message-based self-management program developed by the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland has seen participants with poorly controlled diabetes improve their HbA1c levels over usual care. The Self-Management Support for Blood Glucose (SMS4BG)...

International health IT week in review: May 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 20: VA signs $10bn contract with Cerner, VA blasted for dodgy CIO, NHS aims for HIMSS level 7, Amazon-JPM-Berkshire delay, CT and ECG vulnerabilities, patient access to info stymied, open source imaging,...

Counting the numbers for health information workforce census

People working in fields relating to health data, health information or health knowledge are being urged to take part in a census to help identify workforce shortfalls and training and career pathways, and finally define who and what the health information workforce actually is. ...

NSW Health to upload diagnostic imaging reports to MyHR through HealtheNet

NSW Health has announced that four local health districts will begin uploading diagnostic imaging reports to the My Health Record, using the HealtheNet clinical portal that also handles pathology reports from the public sector. Mater Health in Queensland is also set to connect to...

South Island PICS rolls out at Nelson Marlborough Health

The South Island Patient Administration Care System (SI PICS) has gone live at Nelson Marlborough Health, the second district health board to implement the new island-wide system following its pilot at Canterbury's Burwood Hospital. SI PICS has been developed by Orion Health in association...

MedicAlert on the road to digital transformation

The Australian MedicAlert Foundation has set out on a digital transformation process aimed at ensuring its members' information is able to be delivered to first responders and emergency clinicians in the right format at the right point in time. The program will include a...

EPLIS being blamed for slow results to hospitals and GPs

SA Health will put on 30 temporary staff and has set up a taskforce to help improve pathology test turnaround times following delays to some test results since the introduction of the Enterprise Pathology Laboratory Information System (EPLIS) in 2017. SA Health deputy chief...

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