EMRs, DMRs and the state of the digital nation

A project to build a database of the various clinical IT implementations and technologies used in Australian hospitals has kicked off in the hope that the information can be shared for the benefit of the health IT community. The brainchild of Checkley Group managing director Bruce Pedersen, the project...

International health IT week in review: August 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending August 20: Why one practice ditched EHR in favor of paper recordsFierceHealthcare ~ Joanne Finnegan ~ 14/08/2017The Illinois Pain Institute has done what many physicians only dream about doing. The...

ANDHealth moves in with Agnes Health to support mid-stage digital health firms

Not-for-profit digital health accelerator ANDHealth has moved into the specialised working facilities of Agnes Health in East Melbourne, aiming to make it the precinct a hub for mid-stage digital health technology companies and entrepreneurs. ANDHealth is a new national digital health initiative partially funded...

Hunter New England to roll out Patientrack for observations at the bedside

Hunter New England Health is set to roll out the Patientrack patient deterioration early warning and alerting system at Maitland Hospital near Newcastle in the next few months before it is progressively rolled out to the rest of the LHD. Patientrack was devised by...

Meds data puts early runs on the board for HealtheNet and My Health Record

NSW Health has been running a benefits realisation program in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (LHD) to embed the viewing of the state's HealtheNet system and the My Health Record into clinical workflow, with early results proving positive for patient care by picking...

AIHW goes live with independent repository of national aged care data

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) went live yesterday with a new website called GEN that provides access to aged care data held in the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse. Designed to cater to all levels of users from school students to...

Mater Group deploys digital solution in advance of EMR readiness

Brisbane's Mater Group has finished the deployment of the OnBase by Hyland enterprise information platform at its seven hospitals and is now planning to ready itself for an electronic medical record by 2020 as part of its overall digital strategy. Mater Group first went...

Getz Clinical launches web-based surgical module

Adelaide's Getz Clinical has launched a surgical module that enables surgeons to record and document surgical procedures, annotate data from imaging devices and produce surgical reports as part of its wider suite of perioperative electronic medical record solutions. The module has been built in...

NASH has failed: agreement set to delegate identity authentication to vendors

Secure messaging vendors will have the ability to issue authentication certificates on the spot and use their own identifiers as an interim measure while work continues on making messaging systems interoperable, with a project also underway on a FHIR-based directory standard that will allow rival...

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