DOH to release hospitalisation risk algorithm to general practice market

A predictive risk algorithm developed by the CSIRO and Precedence Health Care to identify patients in general practice who are at risk of hospitalisation in the next 12 months will be made available to the wider software market following its publication in the Nature journal Scientific Reports. The algorithm...

HomeStay Care to trial carer and client apps at St John of God smart home

ASX-listed healthcare technology vendor HomeStay Care has begun a trial of two new apps for carers and clients at a St John of God Health Care smart home in Melbourne's East Brighton that is being developed as a blueprint for the charitable organisation's disability services....

International health IT week in review: March 24

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending March 24: FDA rules for cybersecurity and medical devices, Apple heart study early results, popular health apps and privacy, post-operative remote monitoring, fax server fail, remote monitoring at home, best of breed for...

Healius picks SCC for $100m laboratory information system replacement

ASX-listed pathology, diagnostic imaging and medical centre provider Healius has signed a contract with US laboratory information system vendor SCC Soft Computer to replace the ageing systems used by its SDS Pathology division. SDS – which includes QML Pathology, Laverty Pathology, Dorevitch Pathology, Abbott...

SA Health upgrades to latest version of Allscripts EMR

SA Health has upgraded its electronic medical record platform to the current version of Allscripts' technology, a key recommendation of the independent review released earlier this year. Formerly known as EPAS, the system consists of Allscripts' Sunrise EMR and its patient administration system (PAS)...

Adelaide PHN and local headspace centres to upgrade to MasterCare+

Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN) and youth mental health service headspace are planning an upgrade to their existing MasterCare electronic medical record to Global Health's new MasterCare+ platform, which promises improved workflows, reporting and client engagement for the nine headspace centres around the state. ...

Govt to roll out standardised form for home care provider pricing information

The federal government next month will release a standardised schedule on which home care providers must publish their pricing information on the My Aged Care Service Finder following the failure of over 20 per cent of providers to publish their fees. It has been...

Sunshine Coast gearing up for go live of ground-breaking Smart Referrals

Queensland is on its way to implementing a statewide eReferrals system with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service partnering with the Sunshine Coast PHN to roll out the new GP Smart Referrals system for local general practices next month. The Sunshine Coast is...

Healthscope to roll out Unisys security system

Private hospital group Healthscope will roll out a package of security solutions from Unisys across its hospitals in Australia, including a security information and event management (SIEM) solution to protect critical systems. While Healthscope does not use an electronic medical record except for a...

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