Electronic scripts now a legal alternative to paper

The federal government has made the necessary changes to legislation to make electronic prescriptions a legal alternative to paper scripts. The changes were promised in the 2018-19 federal budget, with $15.3 million allocated to introducing a national system that will allow prescribing doctors to use their clinical software to...

Clinic to Cloud offers specialist module and patient portal for O&G practices

Medical software vendor Clinic to Cloud has teamed up with the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG) to offer members workflows and features specifically tailored for obstetricians and gynaecologists. The partnership uses Clinic to Cloud’s technology and includes a comprehensive obstetric module...

MedAdvisor signs up Sigma Healthcare for custom-branded app

Medications adherence solution developer MedAdvisor has signed a two-year deal with Sigma Healthcare to provide custom-branded versions of its mobile app for promotion and use by a number of Sigma brands. Sigma has more than 600 pharmacies in its network under the Amcal, Guardian,...

International health IT week in review: November 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending November 10: VA joins Apple Health, eHealth in Estonia, Netherlands and Scandinavia, NpfIT culture lingers, Alberta live with $C459m Epic system, Carnet santé Québec disappoints, Germans dissatisfied with digital progress, $US75m for PathAI,...

Northland DHB links rural hospitals to Whangarei ICU by Zoom

Northland District Health Board has rolled out a new acute care telehealth network using Zoom video conferencing to link its rural hospitals to the intensive care unit at the DHB's main referral centre at Whangarei. The service uses purposely designed clinical carts that are...

Healius and Sonic to roll out DermEngine AI-powered software at skin clinics

Pathology and medical centre giants Healius and Sonic Healthcare are both rolling out MetaOptima Technology’s DermEngine software at their skin cancer clinics. DermEngine is now live at Healius' Skin2 clinics and Sonic is planning to roll it out at its Australian Skin Cancer Clinics...

Civica to roll out Carelink community care suite for Simply Helping

Community care software vendor Civica Care has won a five-year contract to roll out its Carelink cloud-hosted community care suite for in-home care provider Simply Helping, with the implementation expected to begin early next year. Simply Helping's 1000+ support workers will have access to...

ADHA claims “significant progress” on national digital health strategy

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) says it is making “significant progress” towards the main priorities of the national digital health strategy, particularly the roll out of the My Health Record to 90 per cent of Australians, and is now looking ahead to other priorities...

Mt Gambier Hospital live with Sunrise EMR and PAS

Mt Gambier Hospital in regional South Australia has gone live with Allscripts' Sunrise electronic medical record and patient administration system, joining Noarlunga, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Port Augusta and the Repatriation General Hospital in using the system. The go-live at 78-bed Mt Gambier follows...

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