South Western Sydney ready for go-live with GP-ED real-time data project

South Western Sydney PHN is gearing up to go live in five general practices and three emergency departments with its pioneering iRAD interoperability project, which is using Allscripts' dbMotion solution to deliver relevant patient data in a concise view within clinical workflows to ED clinicians and GPs. The project...

RCH tracking ED wait times in real time

Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital is using live data from its Epic EMR to provide a snapshot of expected waiting times at its emergency department. The wait time status site, which went live in June, is automatically updated every 30 minutes by analysing live data...

Senate inquiry into My Health Record to look at public information campaign

The Senate Community Affairs committee is calling for public submissions to its new inquiry into the My Health Record, with the committee due to report by October 8. The inquiry was referred by Labor and the Greens to the committee to look into the...

Waitemata DHB viewing real-time data through in-house Inpatient Snapshot

Counties Manukau DHB has rolled out the Inpatient Snapshot developed in-house by Waitemata DHB, which is giving hospital clinicians a clear and up-to-date view of a patient's essential data in real time. First launched in December 2017 with information from Waitemata's observations system eVitals...

Sydney GPs sending haematology eReferrals to RPA using SmartForms

A group of 32 general practices in the Sydney Local Health District catchment is piloting the use of HealthLink's SmartForms technology to send eReferrals for haematology consults to the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) and Concord hospitals. The project, also involving Canadian firm Strata Health’s...

Victoria goes to market for clinical information sharing solution

Victoria is in the market for a vendor neutral clinical information sharing (CIS) solution that can integrate with the different electronic medical records and patient administration systems used by the state's 151 hospitals. The CIS will also be used to give clinicians access to...

Labor to push for new Senate inquiry into My Health Record

Labor has called for another Senate inquiry into the move to make the My Health Record an opt-out system, announcing it will ask the crossbench to support a reference to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee. The move follows intense public debate...

Western NSW expands telehealth in aged care program

Western NSW has expanded its telehealth in residential aged care facilities (TRAC) program to the small far west town of Wentworth, which joins Broken Hill and Dubbo in offering the service. The program, funded by Western NSW PHN and the NSW Rural Doctors Network,...

Tasmania building statewide eReferrals system to be linked to My Health Record

Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) has issued a request for proposal for a statewide eReferral system that will initially facilitate electronic referrals between GPs and specialists and in future integrate with Tasmanian hospital systems and deliver eReferral letters to the My Health Record. PHT, Tasmania's...

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