Specialists call for access to ePIP to promote My Health Record uptake

Specialist physicians are calling for incentives similar to those offered to general practices through the Practice Incentives Program eHealth payment (ePIP) to encourage more participation by specialists in the My Health Record, along with funding for the minimum interoperability standards project and the removal of the distance requirement for telehealth...

DHHS funding access to emergency response planning tool for regional GPs

Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is running a one-year trial of fully subsidised access to an online emergency response planning tool (ERPT) for up to 500 general practices in rural and regional areas. The tool was developed by Healthpoint ANZ in...

International health IT week in review: April 21

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending April 21: European health record rolls on, interns swamped by EMR work, digital red book for kids, potential DICOM security flaw, Alexa at Boston Children's Hospital, Cerner on FHIR, half of US doctors...

Defence to go to tender for JP2060 eHealth record next month

The Department of Defence will issue a request for quotation for the initial elements of its $150-$350 million JP2060 Phase 4 Health Knowledge Management (HKM) solution in May, which will include a replacement primary care practice management system, a critical care patient management system and...

InterSystems launches provider directory module in HealthShare

InterSystems has added a Provider Directory module to its HealthShare health informatics platform, describing it as a master data management solution that automates the process of collecting, consolidating and publishing accurate healthcare provider information. The new module is part of the HealthShare 2019.1 release,...

National Cancer Screening Register to support bowel program from November

The currently paper-based national bowel cancer screening program will transition to the electronic National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) from this November, and integration with GP practice management software is also on the cards from next year. The NCSR, designed and managed on behalf...

Children’s Health Queensland on the market for imaging informatics solution

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service is looking for a new imaging informatics solution, comprising a commercial off the shelf product including a radiology information system (RIS) and a multimedia management solution (MMS). The solution will support imaging services at Queensland Children’s Hospital...

SA Health to trial priority care clinics with Adelaide general practices over winter

SA Health plans to trial a number of priority care centres in target postcodes across metropolitan Adelaide, working with selected general practices to offer bulk-billed services for low-acuity care cases to try to reduce unnecessary presentations in emergency departments during the winter months. The...

Oneview hopes to raise $25m to fund aged care market entry

ASX-listed patient infotainment software vendor Oneview Healthcare plans to go to the market to raise $25 million to help fund the launch of its new aged care product later this year and to accelerate sales of its core inpatient product, which is used in 55...

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