Most health practices prepared for end of Windows 7 support: vendors

Clinical software vendors and practice IT support experts say they don't envisage major problems for medical and allied health practices upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 following Microsoft's official end to support for the 10-year-old operating system this week. However, experts say the end of support for SQL...

International health IT week in review: January 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending January 19: Win10 vulnerabilities and health IT, trust in Google Health, Saskatchewan ransomware attack, EOL for Win7, digital wound care tool, Mayo Clinic's AI platform, US health IT strategy, EMR deskwork, EMR search...

Icon Group rolls out InterSystems' Health Connect integration engine

Cancer care provider Icon Group has rolled out InterSystems' HealthShare Health Connect integration engine to provide a centralised platform for its major clinical applications. Icon Group previously used point-to-point interfaces to integrate the 12 major applications and to connect to external healthcare providers at...

nib sets up joint venture with Cigna for health data science and analysis

Private health fund nib has partnered with US health insurance giant Cigna to create a specialist healthcare data science and services company that aims to analyse members' individual disease risk, develop disease risk profiles and better manage their healthcare. nib and Cigna have both...

NZ health sector to phase out analogue fax machines by end of 2020

Analogue fax machines will be phased out from the New Zealand health sector by the end of this year, with the Ministry of Health seeking a waiver to allow the use of digital alternatives to faxes for prescriptions. The ministry is recommending that as...

Webstercare uploading pharmacist shared medicines list automatically to MyHR

Medication management software specialist Webstercare has become the first vendor to integrate the new My Health Record pharmacist shared medicines list (PSML), helping community pharmacy Metropolitan Pharmacy Services in Sydney's Leichhardt to upload the first document to MyHR last month. Webstercare said the PSML...

Enhanced technology at the core of better aged care: AMA

Digital health, clinical informatics and assistive technologies have the potential to significantly improve the aged care system through increased efficiency and coordination of care providers, the Australian Medical Association says. Releasing a position statement on innovation in aged care last month, AMA president Tony...

I-MED in joint venture to develop radiology AI

Diagnostic imaging provider I-MED Radiology Network has partnered with Sydney-based healthcare artificial intelligence firm Harrison.ai to develop technology to improve the delivery of imaging services. Called Annalise.ai, the joint venture will see radiologists and AI engineers develop prediction engines for imaging modalities such as...

Sigma to deploy Scrypt HQ platform for Amcal and Guardian

Sigma Healthcare has signed a three-year agreement with Scrypt Ventures to roll out its Scrypt HQ dispensary workflow and patient communication tool at Sigma's Amcal, Guardian and Discount Drug Store franchises. Scrypt HQ platform works with dispensing and dose administration aid software and is...

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