AIDH releases four-year strategic plan with focus on digital health workforce

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) has released its strategic plan for 2021-2024, focusing on building the digital health workforce and taking digital health to every healthcare professional. It plans to ask its 2000-strong membership to drive health workforce reform to retain the region’s global standing in healthcare...

Trial of ëlarm early warning app linked to wearable devices for border workers

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health is running a month-long trial of an app that connects to wearable smart devices to see if it can detect COVID-19 in border workers. The ëlarm app has been developed by Kiwi data analytics firm Datamine and uses artificial...

Call to flag RACF residents in GP software to improve aged care monitoring

Researchers have proposed the inclusion of a flag in general practice clinical software that would populate the MBS and PBS datasets in order to identify residential aged care residents and enhance monitoring of aged care. They have also recommended the federal government continue and...

Wanngi partners with PII Australia for private telehealth solution to help close the gap

Telehealth provider PII Australia and health management app developer Wanngi have joined forces to offer a private telehealth solution to help Aboriginal communities to make better lifestyle choices and improve their quality of life. The partners have received private funding over three years to...

SA Ambulance Service referrals to My Home Hospital

Eligible patients in metropolitan Adelaide can now be referred to South Australia’s new My Home Hospital service through the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) as well as GPs, specialists or hospital emergency departments. My Home Hospital is being delivered in a joint venture between Calvary...

Microsoft to buy Nuance in $25b deal to boost cloud strategy for healthcare

Microsoft will buy speech recognition and AI developer Nuance Communications in a $US19.6 billion ($A25.6b) deal that will massively expand Microsoft’s healthcare industry cloud strategy. Nuance has a market-leading portfolio of products for clinical speech recognition, many of which are built on Microsoft Azure,...

Cubiko releases vaccination support metrics for COVID-19 roll-out

Brisbane-based practice intelligence platform Cubiko has launched a range of new features to support general practices in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. The new vaccination support cabinet extends the existing platform to provide insights into financial sustainability, continuity of care and clarity over workforce...

AI-enabled CCTV in aged care trial gets underway

A much delayed trial of using CCTV in residential aged care facilities for resident safety is now under way in two SA Health facilities in Adelaide. The trial is using an artificial intelligence-enabled audio-visual surveillance and monitoring system developed by local electronic security solutions...

SA goes live with ScriptCheckSA real time prescription monitoring system

South Australia’s ScriptCheckSA real-time prescription monitoring system has gone live across the state following a short trial, allowing doctors and pharmacists to identify patients who might be abusing prescription drugs and are at risk of overdose. The software underlying the $7.5 million program has...

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