IPN begins roll-out of MediTracker to 180 practices and two million patients

The IPN Medical Centres group has officially announced it will roll out Precedence Health Care's MediTracker app to its 180 practices, allowing two million patients to have access to their medical data held on their regular GP's medical record. MediTracker has been trialled in select IPN practices since the...

ADHA to fund national collaboration for children's digital health

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has partnered with eHealth NSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to set up a child health informatics network, concentrating on identifying digital technologies that can benefit children's health and their experiences of the health system. Dubbed the...

International health IT week in review: April 23

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 23: AMA, Regenstrief launch EHR training platform for medical studentsHealthcare IT News ~ Mike Milliard ~ 19/04/2017The American Medical Association on Wednesday announced a partnership with the Regenstrief Institute...

Standards Australia refuses to explain delay to Digital Hospitals Handbook

Standards Australia is staying silent on the reasons behind a delay in the publication of the promised 'world-first' Digital Hospital Handbook, citing a lack of resources as to why it has not made an official announcement and also refusing to put a timeline on when...

Allscripts offering dbMotion interoperability solution through the cloud

EMR giant Allscripts will offer its dbMotion interoperability platform to the Australian and New Zealand healthcare markets as a cloud solution via Microsoft Azure, promising faster implementation and lower upgrade costs than the on-premise version. dbMotion, which Allscripts bought in 2013, is a service-oriented...

Private equity firm takes majority stake in Genie Solutions

Superannuation fund-backed private equity firm IFM Investors has acquired a majority stake in market-leading specialist software vendor Genie Solutions, in a deal thought to be worth over $50 million. Founded in 1995 by Paul Carr, who led the development of the company until handing...

Budget to deliver Medicare rebate for video consults with psychologists

The federal government will introduce a new Medicare rebate for people living in rural and remote areas that will allow the bulk of the psychological sessions subsidised under the Better Access program to be conducted by telehealth. Set to cost $9 million over four...

HISA user experience network aims to find good solutions to bad HTUX

It was an American radiologist called Adam E Flanders who pointed out the obvious truth in 2008 that “vendors do not deliberately design bad software”, but there is no doubt that there is increasing dissatisfaction being voiced by clinicians, particularly doctors in the US, about...

Torres and Cape to launch dental telehealth team in Torres Strait

The Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service is set to launch a new dental health project in the Torres Strait as part of a $1.46 million grant for the region from the Queensland government's $35 million Integrated Care Innovation Fund (ICIF). Torres and...

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