States harmonise baby book data for national child health record

Trials will be held in the next year in the Blacktown-Mt Druitt region of western Sydney and the Dubbo-Coonamble region of central western NSW for the Child Digital Health Record, a national approach to harmonising early childhood data currently held in paper-based baby books. Trials will also be held...

International health IT week in review: August 25

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending August 25: Dr Google's diagnoses, McKessan pulls out of Canadian portal, Babylon's permission to expand, digital reduces deaths from sepsis, Apple health murmurs, clinical decision support v EMRs, US remains non-interoperable, UK care...

Healius to begin $100m LIS roll-out, introduce eRecalls and kiosks for GPs

ASX-listed pathology, imaging and medical centre operator Healius plans to begin the five-year deployment of its new pathology laboratory information system (LIS) from SCC Soft Computer this calendar year. It also plans to introduce eRecalls, self service check-in kiosks and a “queue remotely” app...

AGPA wants 12-month delay to PIP QI uploads

The Australian General Practice Alliance (AGPA) is recommending to its members that they write to the Department of Health to seek a 12-month extension on uploading patient data sets for the Practice Incentive Program Quality Improvement (PIP QI) incentive. AGPA says it remains concerned...

Firstcheck looks to raise capital for skin app expansion in Australasia

The New Zealand company behind the Firstcheck skin cancer detection app is opening up its company to shareholders, looking to raise $1.2 million through online equity crowdfunding platform Equitise. Firstcheck, which allows consumers to take a photo of suspicious moles using smartphone cameras and...

SiSU Health signs five-year deal with Priceline Pharmacy network

Priceline Pharmacy brand owner Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) has signed a five-year extension to its partnership with health measurement device vendor SiSU Health Group, which will see SiSU's health stations rolled out to more pharmacies. SiSU's health stations offer a free health check, measuring...

'Sub-optimal': Healthscope fast-tracks enhancements to Northern Beaches IT

Private hospital operator Healthscope has acknowledged it made mistakes when opening Sydney's Northern Beaches Hospital last October and says it has prioritised enhancements to its electronic medical record (EMR) to focus on patient safety issues. The acknowledgement follows a recently released report outlining problems...

NZ Ministry of Health renames beleaguered NOS project again

A new business case has been developed and approved for New Zealand's beleaguered National Oracle Solution (NOS) project, which has been implemented at just four district health boards after several delays. The NOS, which began life as the Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain (FPSC)...

Sigma partners with Doctors on Demand for in-pharmacy telehealth

Pharmacy group Sigma Healthcare has partnered with telehealth provider Doctors on Demand to offer in-pharmacy video consultations with GPs in rural and regional areas. Twenty-three pharmacies from Sigma's Amcal, Guardian and Discount Drug Store banner groups are taking part in the roll-out, which will...

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