MedicalDirector rejects claims that doctors are “required” to share data

Clinical and practice management software vendor MedicalDirector has rejected a claim in a News Corp newspaper that it now requires users to share their patients' health data with the company as part of a software upgrade. It has also denied there is a technical issue with its most recent...

Pharmacy mistake to blame for incorrect PBS data on My Health Record

Human error at a pharmacy has been identified as the cause behind incorrect PBS data being uploaded to the My Health Record. The data has now removed from the record and corrected in the Department of Human Services' (DHS) systems, but to find out...

In-room patient and clinical information system for Toowoomba Hospital

Queensland's Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) has gone to market for an in-room patient and clinical information system for Toowoomba Hospital that will provide access to a huge range of systems, including the Cerner integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) that is being rolled...

Opinion: AI and the advance of medical imaging technology

In March 2010, in the 16th issue of Pulse+IT – back in the day a paper magazine – I wrote an article on how medical imaging technology at the time was not providing the heterogeneous user groups what they wanted in a universal viewer. ...

Alcidion to buy MKM Health and Patientrack for $12m

ASX-listed health informatics platform vendor Alcidion is set to buy IT services and integration specialist MKM Health, distributor of the Patientrack early warning system technology, for $12 million. MKM Health CEO Kate Quirke will take over as CEO of the enlarged Alcidion, with current...

Southern GPs invited to join Health Care Home program

Southern District Health Board and WellSouth primary health organisation are inviting general practices to adopt the Health Care Home model of care, which provides patients with options such as phone consults and better access to their health records through secure patient portals. Southern DHB...

Perth Radiology Clinic connects to the My Health Record

Perth Radiology Clinic (PRC) has become the first private diagnostic imaging group to connect to the My Health Record, the organisation having begun sending DI reports to the system in early April. PRC has a number of community branches throughout metropolitan Perth and also...

Nuance releases update to Dragon speech recognition for medical practices

Nuance Communications has launched edition four of its Dragon speech recognition system for general and specialist medical practices, promising to relieve the burden of clinical documentation by up to an hour a day. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 has been designed to work with...

International health IT week in review: April 22

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 22: VA loses secretary and CIO, throwing doubt on $10b Cerner deal; NHS sharing patient data with Home Office; FDA acts on medical device security; telehealth for women in South...

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