COVIDSafe app evaluation dudded by multiple redactions

An independent evaluation of the Australian government’s heavily promoted COVIDSafe app has been released under freedom of information laws but has been heavily redacted, with only minimal information open to public scrutiny. The report was required under Privacy Act regulations and was written by research consultancy Abt Associates with...

NZ to go live with Book My Vaccine as group 4 kicks off

New Zealand is set to go live with its new Skedulo-based online booking system Book My Vaccine on Wednesday as it ramps up its national COVID-19 vaccination program, opening up appointment bookings for people between 60 and 65 who are the first tranche in group...

SWARH and Barwon Health to roll out IRIS for Health for real-time data analysis

Victoria’s South West Alliance of Rural Health (SWARH) and Geelong-based Barwon Health plan to roll out InterSystems’ IRIS for Health data platform to create a real-time analytics repository supporting AI and machine learning, and business and clinical intelligence. IRIS for Health will provide a...

Shexie releases statistical form builder with online library, and online forms

Medical practice software vendor Shexie has released a new statistical analysis form builder and an online forms builder suite to allow users of its Platinum practice management and clinical software to build their own statistical and informational screens. Shexie also has an online library...

International health IT week in review: July 25

Google Cloud and AWS health data offerings, doctors want EMR interoperability, dodgy NHS Covid Passes, app to verify NHS Covid Passes, more on US DVA EHR modernisation, Elekta software hack, VC funding for digital health hits $15 billion, RLDatix buys Allocate Software Google Cloud...

TAS commissions equity in telehealth project for Māori, VLCA and rural practices

Central region Technical Advisory Services (TAS) has issued a request for proposals for telehealth services as part of its delivering equity in telehealth in primary care project. Funding of almost $NZ 1 million has been secured for the project as part of an overall...

WACHS to roll out K2 remote foetal monitoring system

Bunbury Regional Hospital in Western Australia has gone live with the K2 Infant Guardian foetal monitoring system, the first in a wider roll out to the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) over the next year. The $4.2 million investment through WA’s Royalties for Regions...

Brain mapping software for neurosurgery gets TGA clearance

Sydney-headquartered neuroscience software developer Omniscient Neurotechnology (o8t) has received Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) clearance for its brain mapping platform Quicktome, along with clearance from the US FDA and Health Canada. The technology, aimed at allowing neurosurgeons to visualise and understand a patient's brain networks...

Foxo now integrated with Pen CS’ Topbar for real-time secure messaging

Healthcare communication and file-sharing platform Foxo is now available to more than 6100 practices using Best Practice, MedicalDirector and Zedmed following its integration with Pen CS’ Topbar application. Foxo is being offered for free to GPs and promises one-click access to encrypted, real-time engagement...

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