Tasmania sets out bold strategy for statewide digital health transformation

The Tasmanian government has allocated $150 million over four years out of an expected $475 million, 10-year investment in digital health technologies in today’s state budget, proposing to become the first Australian state to deliver a fully integrated healthcare system. The long-term investment will see the procurement and implementation...

Western Sydney to set up 12 urgent care service centres

Western Sydney will establish up to 12 urgent care service centres at general practices in the region to improve access to care for non-life threatening urgent conditions. The centres will be supported by a central intake line (CIL) that can refer the patient to...

Sigma Healthcare signs long-term deal for Corum’s PharmX

Pharmacy technology vendor Corum Group has signed Sigma Healthcare, the operator of Australia’s largest pharmacy network, to a long-term deal for its wholesale business to continue to use Corum’s PharmX platform. PharmX is an e-invoicing system that provides an electronic gateway for pharmacies and...

Online tool for COVID-19 antiviral treatments

New Zealand’s Pharmac has released an online tool to help clinicians identify who is eligible for subsidised COVID-19 antiviral treatments. Three antivirals are now available to New Zealanders with a streamlined and widened access criteria announced recently.

IBD tools added to medCompanion app

Newly developed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) tools have been added to the medCompanion app developed by Melbourne gastroenterologist John Nik Ding to improve bowel preparation before colonoscopies. Associate Professor Ding developed the app to dispense information on bowel prep to patients in an accessible...

SuperbugAi Flagship developing outbreak alert system

The recently funded SuperbugAi Flagship project is developing a hospital tracking and response system to detect superbugs, combining data held in electronic medical records, the genetic fingerprints of superbugs, and hospital management systems to track patient movement. Funding of $3.4 million through the Medical...

Celo and Core Schedule join forces

NZ-headquartered healthcare messaging app vendor Celo has joined forces with fellow Kiwi firm Core Schedule to offer a combined solution for healthcare organisations. The partnership combines Core Schedule’s rostering solution with Celo’s app to streamline rostering and communication.

Aged care software vendors get together to pitch consortium solutions

Six Australian software and hardware vendors have got together to pitch a consortium of solutions to the aged care industry, promising to provide a “unique and powerful” package to help solve some of the challenges in aged care. Led by medication management and aged...

International health IT week in review: May 22

International GP survey shows benefits and challenges of remote care, Greenland hospital systems downed by cyberattack, the rise of telehospitalists during COVID, trusted research environments to mitigate risks, Google facing class-action over DeepMind, US patient credential and matching ecosystem proposed, Venezuelan cardiologist pinged for developing...

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