RANZCR calls for action on orderables catalogue, eReferrals, historic images

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has outlined its top five priorities for an interoperable health system, calling for the adoption of imaging guidelines for referring doctors, an eReferrals system and shared access to historic images, as well as an ‘orderables' catalogue to standardise terminology used...

Ambulance Tasmania goes to market for secondary triage decision support

Ambulance Tasmania has issued a tender for a new secondary triage clinical decision support system to help reduce growth in demand for ambulance services for conditions better managed by primary care. The system will support a secondary triage model for 000 callers who don't...

International health IT week in review: July 14

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 14: DXC's Lorenzo integrates with Epic, 40 million OpenNotes, EMR algorithms for HIV, $100m telehealth program in US, NHS and Alexa team up but privacy lobby acts out, vulnerability in Zoom VC...

Zoom Pharmacy app used to help track diabetes medication adherence

An app developed by medications home delivery service Zoom Pharmacy is being used in a new trial with Counties Manukau DHB to help monitor the level of adherence to medication by patients with diabetes in south Auckland. Zoom will also deliver prescriptions to outpatients...

Sullivan Nicolaides now ‘seamlessly’ uploading pathology reports to MyHR

GPs and medical specialists in Queensland and northern NSW ordering diagnostic tests from Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) will now see the resulting reports uploaded to their patients' My Health Record on a routine basis, as the Sonic Healthcare subsidiary becomes the first to offer the...

Bp releases Jade update, prepares for CommBank Health Claim integration

Best Practice Software has released the Jade version of its Bp Premier practice management system featuring its new BP vendor partner network, and has also revealed it is set to integrate with Whitecoat to allow practices to use the Commonwealth Bank's new Health Claim platform....

SWSPHN live with iRAD interoperability project using dbMotion

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) is now live with its integrated real-time active data (iRAD) interoperability project, which is using Allscripts’ dbMotion solution to share patient data between general practices and other healthcare services, including hospital emergency departments. SWSPHN first announced the...

EMR, paging system compounded Northern Beaches opening issues: report

Difficulties with the electronic medical record, paging system and pathology ordering system at Sydney's Northern Beaches Hospital (NBH) compounded the staffing issues that plagued the hospital's opening, a report from NSW's Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) has found. Junior doctors at the hospital,...

VAHI launches data request hub and data linkage report

The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) has launched a data request hub to provide easier access to health data such as the Victorian hospital data reports (HosData), mental health, alcohol and other drug treatment data and perinatal data. The site aims to provide...

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