Govt to continue subsidy for Healthdirect video conferencing and eScripts

The federal government will continue to provide free access to the Healthdirect video conferencing system for GPs as well as subsidising the cost of SMS messages for electronic prescriptions under the $2 billion package to extend a range of COVID-19 health measures announced last week. And while it is...

Western Victoria PHN funding My Emergency Doctor for aged care homes

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is funding a new program using the My Emergency Doctor tele-emergency service to improve telehealth services at 12 residential aged care facilities in the region. Western Victoria PHN has also funded a trial of the service at Great...

Wellington trialling anonymised sexual health contact tracing service

The Wellington Sexual Health service is running a NZ-first trial of the SXT Health service platform for quick contact tracing to help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections. The anonymised SXT service allows people diagnosed with an STI to inform their sexual contacts...

New Zealand sets out its roadmap to interoperability

New Zealand's Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) has set out a detailed roadmap to take the health and disability system towards interoperability, publishing a living document that it plans to update annually with quarterly reports. The roadmap solidifies HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)...

Anglicare says no evidence data was stolen in ransomware attack

Anglicare Sydney says there is no evidence that personal data was stolen despite having identified that a 17-gigabyte data transmission to a remote location took place following the ransomware attack that affected some of its systems on August 31. The aged care provider has...

Claiming.com.au integrates its API with Medicare's new web services platform

Medical billing API specialist Claiming.com.au has become one of the first to integrate with Medicare's new web services interface, and is offering its API as a business to business service to other software vendors developing medical claiming capabilities or wanting assistance to transition their existing...

International health IT week in review: September 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 20: Patient dies after ransomware attack, GOSH gets HIMSS Stage 7, Singapore's Apple Watch health deal, patient want their health data, US telehealth expansion, tech for Scottish care homes, Wales data leak,...

Feds extend telehealth MBS items for six months, remove bulk-billing requirement

The federal government has agreed to extend the temporary MBS item numbers for telehealth introduced in March to combat the coronavirus pandemic for another six months. While bulk-billing will still be available it will be voluntary, with medical and allied health practices able to...

MedAdvisor launches first ePrescription functionality in mobile app

ASX-listed medications adherence app vendor MedAdvisor has launched new electronic prescription functionality in its app, with a roll-out ready to start in Victoria followed by the rest of the country. The new functionality will allow eScript tokens to be tapped into MedAdvisor and automatically...

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