InterSystems wins $259 million NT clinical systems tender

InterSystems has won the $259 million tender for the Northern Territory's Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP), which will see its technology used to create a single digital medical record for all Territorians. InterSystems was chosen from a shortlist of four – the others were Telstra Health, Epic and...

Time is right for electronic prescriptions: King review

The time is right for Australia to move from the current paper-based system to electronic prescriptions, and the government should take the first step and legislate that electronic scripts are a legal record, a review of the pharmacy sector has found. Led by Monash...

Citadel links to BloodNet through Auslab and eBlood interfaces

Citadel Health has become the first laboratory information system (LIS) vendor to receive certification for its interface to the award-winning BloodNet online blood ordering and inventory management system from the National Blood Authority (NBA). Citadel is live with interfaces into BloodNet for two of...

Telstra Health hooks up with Breezie to personalise MyCareManager

Telstra Health has won a $1.2 million contract with residential aged and home care provider Arcare to roll out its new MyCareManager Companion solution, the product of a partnership with Breezie, a UK firm that has developed a tablet-based platform and interface tailored for older...

Guild keeps up the fight for alternative access to codeine

The Pharmacy Guild is continuing its fight to keep providing over-the-counter codeine-containing analgesics, shifting focus to lobby for a special circumstances exemption that will allow pharmacists to supply the medicines to patients for temporary pain relief. While codeine-containing products will be up-scheduled to prescription-only...

Better access to patient referral progress in My Aged Care revamp

Healthcare professionals will have better access to information about their patients and the results of their referrals to the My Aged Care system under changes set to come in on July 3, while the aged care service provider and assessor portals will have a complete...

Massive spend on new and redeveloped hospitals in NSW budget

The NSW government will spend $7.7 billion over the next four years on new hospitals and hospital redevelopments, including $720 million for the ageing Prince of Wales at Randwick, as part of a $23 billion spend on health just in the next year alone. ...

eHealth NSW secures $536m over eight years for digital health 'revolution'

eHealth NSW has secured extra funding totalling $536 million over the next eight years for a swathe of digital health initiatives, including expanding its electronic medications management (eMeds) program, completing the roll-out of phase two of its electronic medical record (eMR2) and expanding the HealtheNet...

30pc of GPs use telehealth but 65pc would like to: RACGP survey

A survey of more than a thousand GPs on their attitudes towards the use of technology in general practice has found that the majority are optimistic about technology's ability to improve productivity and care coordination, but numerous barriers remain, including funding, patient confidentiality and a...

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