ADHA switches on permanent delete function for My Health Record

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) will tomorrow activate a function within the My Health Record system to let consumers permanently delete their record. Previously, consumers were only able to cancel their record. Those that have been cancelled in the past will now be permanently deleted from the system,...

Adherium reduces headcount and US base in major restructure

Connected medical device manufacturer Adherium has undergone a major restructure, losing ts group CEO and chief financial officer and announcing a reduced presence in the US market. NZ-headquartered Adherium, which listed on the Australian stock exchange in 2015, makes a range of sensors called...

Barwon Health to trial queue flow management at new Barwon North facility

Geelong-based Barwon Health has issued a request for information for a new queue flow management system including self-service kiosks and wayfinding that it plans to trial at its new Barwon Health North facility in Norlane. The $33 million Barwon Health North is expected to...

Vocera releases wearable Smartbadge with touchscreen for healthcare

Clinical communication device vendor Vocera has released a new category of wearable badges featuring a larger touchscreen to allow clinicians to view patient lists and send texts from the device. At 2.4” (6cm) the new Smartbadge's touchscreen is larger than older versions of Vocera's...

PwC wins contract to develop digital plan for rural and remote Queensland

PricewaterhouseCoopers has won a $530,000 contract to develop a digital plan for rural and remote healthcare to guide the transformation of rural and remote health facilities to fully digital. The plan is one of the elements of Queensland's digital health strategic vision 2026,...

Plunket launches video conferencing service for lactation support

New Zealand child health organisation Plunket has launched a new video conferencing service using Zoom to provide breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants. Available through Plunket’s 24/7 parent helpline PlunketLine, the video conferencing service allows Plunket nurses to work directly with mothers who have...

International health IT week in review: January 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending January 20: Apple Watch for at-risk seniors, HIMSS sells Analytics arm, SingHealth hack, meds rec in Scotland, Boston Children's hacker jailed, Microsoft working with Allscripts and Walgreens, VA EHR, Alberta patient portal, Birmingham...

ProCare taps Indici as preferred PMS as Medtech takes on parent company

Auckland primary health organisation ProCare has plumped for the cloud-based Indici as the most suitable practice management system for its needs but says it will hold off recommending it to practices until suitable commercial arrangements can be agreed with vendor Valentia Technologies. Irish firm...

Sydney LHD builds specialist health information team headed by former Apple lead

Sydney Local Health District has appointed a new CIO in Richard Taggart, previously the Australia and New Zealand industry lead in healthcare for Apple, to lead a team of specialist health information officers managing systems across its five hospitals and three community health centres. ...

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