Technology resources for COVID-19

Updated on May 26: Listed are some of the technological resources available to medical practices, allied health practices, pharmacies, hospitals, aged and community care during the coronavirus outbreak. Penelope case management Athena Software has launched two new remote care solutions for its Penelope case management platform, including video...

ManageMyHealth adds PROMs functionality to telemedicine platform

Clinical software vendor ManageMyHealth is renewing its push into the hospital sector with its integrated telemedicine solution, adding patient reported outcomes measurement (PROMs) functionality to the portal to hospitals reduce outpatient waiting times and no shows by enabling virtual clinics. The functionality was initially...

NZ releases Âwhina app for up-to-date COVID-19 information for health sector

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has released a mobile app tailored for healthcare workers to give them up to date access to information on COVID-19. The Âwhina app allows staff to filter content to find what is relevant to their area of work...

Patients' embrace of telehealth leads to calls for permanent reforms

The majority of patients offered a telehealth consultation both before and during the coronavirus pandemic have used telehealth and most viewed the service as good quality, a survey by the Consumers Health Forum has found. The survey backs calls made last week by the...

PKS buys Pavilion Health to build complementary solutions for labs and hospitals

ASX-listed Pacific Knowledge Systems (PKS) has bought fellow Australian health technology company Pavilion Health with plans to provide a unified solution for pathology and hospital customers include invoice audit, code check, clinical decision support and risk management of incidents and products. PKS offers a...

Early June release for Best Practice eScript functionality in most states and territories

Best Practice Software plans to release its electronic prescription capability in the next version of its Bp Premier practice management system, although eScripts are not yet legal prescriptions in all states and territories. BP will release Jade service pack 3 (SP3) in early June,...

ACC funds roll out of Conporto harm reduction system to New Zealand GPs

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is funding the roll out of the Conporto Event Detection & Mitigation (EDM) system to all Kiwi GPs to help reduce medication-related harm events. Conporto EDM is triggered by an appointment, a prescription, an ED triage or other encounter...

BreastScreen WA uploading mammogram results to My Health Record

BreastScreen WA has become the first breast screening service in Australia to connect to the My Health Record system, allowing women to see their mammogram results as soon as their test is assessed. The service has been providing results to women electronically since last...

International health IT week in review: May 24

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 24: $9.9b for EMRs, Apple and Google API live, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, virtual access to ICU, Fitbit's plans for ventilators, tsunami of telehealth growth, AI predictions for COVID-19 Hospital EHR...

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