Perth set to go live with GP Urgent Care Network pilot

Western Australia is trialling a new urgent care clinic concept that aims to encourage patients to see a GP for urgent care rather than attend a hospital emergency department. The trial will offer urgent care appointments at general practices in the Perth metropolitan region, using an online booking service...

Sonic sells stake in lab automation company for $130m

Sonic Healthcare has sold its 85 per cent shareholding in German laboratory automation specialist GLP Systems to Abbott for approximately $A130 million. The technology has been installed in eight Sonic laboratories in Australia, the UK and Germany, with more planned.

Canterbury DHB to roll out Strata Health technology to manage patient flow

Canterbury District Health Board has signed a three-year contract with Canadian technology firm Strata Health Solutions to roll out its patient flow, resource matching and waitlist management technology. Strata's cloud-based solution will have an interface with Canterbury's eRMS eReferral system and the Orion Health...

mHealth study to track PAI level for people with diabetes

The University of Queensland is running a trial of a new fitness metric integrated into a wearable device to see if it can help people with type 2 diabetes better manage their condition. The physical activity intelligence (PAI – pronounced 'pi') algorithm was developed...

International health IT week in review: July 21

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 21: GDPR fine for Dutch EMR snoopers, NHS tries to quell Alexa nerves, interoperability priority, Philips buys in the US, concerns over 999 triage software, PatientPing for ADT notifications, more AMCA breaches,...

SI Alliance reassesses need for mental health break-glass in Health Connect South

New Zealand's South Island Alliance is running a survey of users of the Health Connect South shared health information system to see if a break-glass security layer is still required for specialist mental health, addiction and dual diagnosis patient information. Clinicians involved in specialist...

Patients to be able to order diabetes supplies direct from myPharmacyLink app

The Pharmacy Guild's technology arm GuildLink plans to add new functionality to its myPharmacyLink app to allow patients with diabetes to order their National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) supplies directly through the app. The NDSS product ordering feature will also allow patients to track...

Civica Care adds mobile solution to Carelink community care suite

Community care software developer Civica Care has launched a new smartphone app aimed at care workers in the field called CarelinkGo, and has picked up three new customers in Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, disability support provider Enable WA and Great Ocean Road Health, which runs residential...

Volpara to distribute AI decision support software for breast cancer detection

Wellington-based medical technology company Volpara Health Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with Dutch firm ScreenPoint Medical to distribute its Transpara artificial intelligence solution for mammography in Australia and New Zealand. Transpara is described as next-generation computer-aided detection software that has been designed to...

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