DoH seeks expressions of interest in phase 1b Covid vaccine roll-out

The Australian Department of Health has issued an expression of interest for general practices capable of participating in phase 1b of its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, which is likely to begin in March. The government is building a national booking portal for consumers to book an appointment with participating providers...

ACT to replace DORA with national real-time prescription monitoring system

The ACT government has announced plans to replace its DORA controlled drug monitoring portal with the national real-time prescription monitoring system (RTPM), promising enhanced functionality and full integration with clinical software. ACT DAPIS Online Remote Access (DORA) provides access to the ACT Health’s Drugs...

COVID vaccination history details added to Healthi app

IT consulting firm Chamonix Health has released an upgrade to its Healthi app that will present users’ COVID-19 vaccination history on its home page under the person’s name. While a message saying “No COVID immunisations found” is now appearing, as soon as any of...

Sydney LHD looking to recruit GPs to rpavirtual hospital

Sydney Local Health District is looking to recruit general practitioners to care for COVID positive and negative patients through its rpavirtual hospital service, which has helped manage more than 6000 patients since it began in February last year. Many of those patients have been...

International health IT week in review: January 24

Interop expert Tripathi to head ONC, African Union using blockchain for digital passport, regulating medical software, mandatory data guardians, Canadian EMR market, data aids Israel’s vaccination program, Austria’s E-Impfpass, improv actors help doctors Zoom, data sharing throttled Micky Tripathi named by Biden administration to...

Grants awarded for improved surgical scheduling software and ED triage

The Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Precision Driven Health (PDH) research initiative have granted funds for the development of improved surgical scheduling software and an ED triage decision support system for predicting health outcomes. The postdoctoral fellowships to the value of...

Allscripts’ Sunrise EMR to be extended across Gippsland

The Gippsland Health Alliance (GHA) will extend its implementation of Allscripts’ Sunrise electronic medical record (EMR) across Victoria’s Gippsland region following a roll-out at the 300-bed Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) last year. As part of phase three of the project, the Sunrise emergency care...

Health ID partners with Axis Health for complete mobile computing solution

Queensland-based healthcare identity solutions specialist Health ID has partnered with medical equipment and consumables distributor Axis Health to offer a new mobile computing solution to hospitals in Queensland and NSW to help clinical staff better manage patient information at the point of care. Health...

UK telehealth provider Doctor Care Anywhere lists on ASX, raising $102m

UK-based telehealth company Doctor Care Anywhere has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and raised $A102 million in its initial public offering (IPO), joining a number of telehealth providers that have come to prominence in the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, which has contracts...

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