No letters to dead people: Kelsey outlines MyHR publicity strategy in NPC address

Letters will not be sent to all households and there won't be paid ads on national TV, but the Australian Digital Health Agency is implementing a comprehensive communication strategy to inform the Australian public about the My Health Record system and how to opt out of it, ADHA CEO Tim...

HealthTap not a good fit for Waikato DHB: independent report

An independent report has found that Waikato District Health Board was right to end its two-year contract with US telehealth firm HealthTap, as the app proved to be a poor fit with the NZ public healthcare system, had several technological issues early on and had...

Christchurch nurses call for wider roll-out of Cortex app

Staff in the general surgery wards at Christchurch Hospital have been given permission to keep using the Cortex digital patient list and task manager following a three-month trial in 2017 in advance of the wider roll-out of the app throughout the hospital's new acute services...

Patients want control of their health data, and to be asked when it's used: report

Australian consumers overwhelmingly want ownership over and access to their health data, and while the majority are open to sharing de-identified data for medical research, they want to be asked for their consent first. These are some of the findings from a comprehensive study...

Central NZ hub and spoke telestroke service to roll out nationwide

A remote telestroke service first piloted by Capital and Coast DHB that has now been permanently adopted in the Central region is being rolled out to Midland DHBs, with Northland implementing its own version and Canterbury DHB bidding to act as a hub for the...

ADHA test beds to target mature technologies for aged care, chronic disease

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) is looking to target geographical areas of high digital maturity rather than proof of concept pilot sites for its digital health test bed initiative, with a particular focus on health sector priority areas such as aged care and chronic...

Perth Children's Hospital opens with iCM clinical system

The much-delayed Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) is in the middle of a staged opening before it is fully operational in early June, beginning to see outpatients last week and with plans to commence elective surgery next Monday. The $1.2 billion hospital's emergency department will...

PHNs trialling Digital Health Guide to apps as international interest piqued

Several primary health networks are currently trialling the 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 Semantic...

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...

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