NSW Health proceeds to RFI for single digital patient record

eHealth NSW has issued a request for information from industry for the proposed NSW single digital patient record (SDPR), which would provide a statewide view of a patient's healthcare information in NSW public hospitals. Following an industry briefing in August, eHealth NSW has developed a vision for the SDPR...

DHS opens up Medicare Easyclaim to new suppliers

Services Australia, formerly known as the federal Department of Human Services, has issued a request for tender to new suppliers for its Medicare Easyclaim services, which handles bulk billing and patient claims for 50,000 GPs, allied health providers and dentists. There are currently five...

West Coast DHB on the market for community care technology platform

West Coast District Health Board is on the market for a community care technology platform covering primary care and ambulatory care, and also supports home-based support workers in New Zealand's least populous but one of its largest DHBs in area. It is looking for...

Nuance and Microsoft working on conversational AI for EMR documentation

Dragon Medical developer Nuance Communications has joined forces with Microsoft to bring the concept of ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) to the medical sector, planning to introduce an initial product early next year for specialist doctors. ACI promises to allow easier clinical documentation and a...

FNQ understood to be in discussions with Telstra Health for ReHP

The two far north Queensland hospital and health services are understood to be in discussions with Telstra Health about potentially rolling out its Communicare community care platform for the $35 million Regional eHealth Project (ReHP). Project lead agency Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health...

MedicalDirector makes a move into UK market with Helix

Clinical and practice management software vendor MedicalDirector has been selected by the UK National Health Service's technology arm NHS Digital as a member of a panel of vendors supplying IT systems and services to general practitioners in England. NHS Digital is phasing out the...

International health IT week in review: October 20

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending October 20: Germany's plans for digital health, FHIR insertion for personal data into EMRs, Apple Watch to record consults verbally, phishing expeditions, barriers to eHealth adoption, Sony's wearable platform, UK's national record locator...

Dashboard added to HealthOne to give GPs a view of patients' hospital stay

General practice teams will be able to see patients' ED visits, hospital admissions and discharges faster through a new GP dashboard function in the South Island's HealthOne shared primary care record system. The new GP dashboard has just gone live in the Southern district...

Healthpoint launches FHIR API for NZ health services directory

NZ's national health services directory provider Healthpoint has launched a new application programming interface gateway to allow third-party apps and health organisations to access provider information and connect patients to services. Healthpoint has used HL7's FHIR standard for the gateway, building it on HAPI...

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