Queensland Health taps Fred IT to build real-time prescription monitoring system

Queensland Health has signed a contract with pharmacy software vendor Fred IT to build a new real-time prescription monitoring system for the state dubbed QScript, which is due to be rolled out in the second half of the year. South Australia has also recently gone to tender for a...

SA Health appoints first CMIO as Sunrise EMR rolls out at Royal Adelaide

Royal Adelaide Hospital has completed stage three of its four-stage implementation of Allscripts' Sunrise electronic medical record, rolling out clinical documentation throughout the hospital before embarking on the final stage, electronic medications management. The roll-out follows an implementation at Mt Gambier District Health Service...

NZ government to fund rebuild of National Immunisation Register

The New Zealand government has allocated $1.4 million for a business case to rebuild its National Immunisation Register (NIR), part of a $23 million package aimed at strengthening the country's immunisation system. Hundreds of thousands of young adults will be offered measles vaccinations in...

Highly enjoyable digital devices also improve mobility in rehab patients: study

A large study into the use of activity monitors and wearables such as Fitbits in patients recovering from strokes, brain injuries, falls and fractures has found that the digital devices improve mobility, particularly time spent walking. The Australian study also found that participants thoroughly...

ResApp to trial screening app for COPD in Indigenous population

ASX-listed digital health firm ResApp Health has received the go-ahead for a trial of its smartphone app to screen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia. The study will recruit up to 200 subjects over...

AFP to roll out single health record and workers' comp case management

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is on the market for a digital health record and case management solution that can also streamline claims for time off work and incapacity payments. The move follows a recommendation from the Australian National Audit Office that the force...

Victoria to trial patient-reported outcome measures in cancer care

The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) has contracted market research firm IPSOS to trial the collection of patient-reported outcomes data for cancer care. The trial involves a patient survey using the EQ-5D survey tool that is widely used in population health and measures...

Pre-configured personal alarm with real-time location visibility

The people behind the mCareWatch wearable device have launched a new personal emergency alarm aimed at keeping vulnerable people safe, offering real-time location visibility for families and carers. mCare Digital says its new mCareMate personal alarm overcomes some of the practical problems encountered by...

International health IT week in review: February 16

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending February 16: Data errors and duplicate records, ransomware costs mount, patient trust in data use, $100m telehealth pilot in US, EU medical device regulations, US VA delays Cerner go-live, consumer wearables more accurate...

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