HealthShare launches pre-consult tool that converts patient data into clinical note

Digital health company HealthShare has gone live with a new pre-consultation clinical questionnaire platform that takes a patient's medical history and symptom list, codes the text into medical terms and then converts it into bullet points that are directly entered into a doctor's clinical notes. Called BetterConsult, the technology...

International health IT week in review: February 17

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending February 17: Leeds turns to eFax after missing target, Judy Faulkner on Epic UX, US military's Cerner EMR, IBM Watson Health's $50m for AI, WhatsApp channel for HIV, FHIR to be required, Apple...

RACGP signs commercial deal with Hello Health despite lack of interest

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has entered into commercial agreements with the Canadian vendor of the Hello Health practice management system but has refused to divulge any details of the arrangements. Just 25 people attended a series of workshops in six capital...

MOH officially hands National Screening Solution contract to Deloitte

New Zealand's Ministry of Health has officially awarded a contract to build the much-delayed National Screening Solution (NSS) to Deloitte, the consulting firm having already designed the blueprint for the system. The NSS, which will support the $78 million National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP)...

WA to trial outpatients app to reduce no-shows

WA Health is developing an outpatient appointment mobile app and promises to make improvements to ICT systems to better assist GPs making referrals to the public system in a bid to reduce no-shows. The app will be piloted for three months later this year...

Microsoft releases healthcare bot for conversational AI, API for FHIR in Azure

Microsoft Healthcare has released a specialist bot in its Azure marketplace designed to help healthcare organisations build and deploy AI-powered virtual health assistants and chatbots. The technology was first introduced as part of a research project in 2017 but is now being released for...

Oculo live with platform for diabetic eye screening, integrating with Topcon

Melbourne-based eye health clinical communications platform vendor Oculo has signed an agreement with US company Topcon Healthcare Solutions to integrate its cloud-based network with Topcon's Harmony, an open source data management app for connecting ophthalmic imaging devices. Oculo has also built a platform to...

83pc of GPs now fully digital, with no paper records: RACGP survey

Eight-three per cent of respondents to a survey on GP use of technology said they were now entirely digital, with no supplementary paper records maintained. The survey also showed that 73 per cent of GPs work in practices that upload information to the My...

International health IT week in review: February 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending February 10: Microsoft's eye on health data sharing, Google's EHR aggregation plans, DrChrono's mobile EMR, $57m fine for EMR vendor, GP software panel for Scotland, CommonWell's interoperability offer, HIV data exposed by insurer,...

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