DHS to take staged approach in move from PKI certificates to PRODA

The Department of Human Services will end the use of site and individual public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates for healthcare provider authentication by December 2020 in favour of the more secure Provider Digital Access (PRODA) system. The announcement is part of the federal government's response to the independent review...

Northland hospice links to hospital for palliative care information sharing

North Haven Hospice in Whangarei is providing access to its PalCare electronic record to clinicians and allied health staff from Northland DHB to improve information sharing for palliative care patients. GPs and practice nurses are already able to view and contribute to patient notes...

International health IT week in review: February 18

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending February 18: FDA’s Scott Gottlieb wants to use funding boost to create a Center of Excellence on Digital HealthFierceHeatlhcare ~ Evan Sweeney ~ 15/02/2018The Food and Drug Administration plans to...

Health confident remaining NCSR functions on track

The Department of Health says it is confident the remaining elements for the full roll-out of the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) are on track for completion in the next month or two despite hopes it would be ready last month. The department has...

Converging Data to orchestrate response in next Cyber Security Accelerator

Data acquisition and analytics specialist Converging Data plans to add an automated response to security events in the next release of its Cyber Security Accelerator (CSA), which is set to be rolled out at a major hospital in Melbourne next month. Bendigo Health is...

Telstra Health brings back old guard to right Communicare ship

Telstra Health has moved to reassure users that it will continue to roll out new releases of its Communicare clinical and practice management system, bringing back founders Brian and Kerry Dunstan to help provide technical support for the software, which is widely used in Aboriginal...

NZ health minister orders review into national bowel screening program

New Zealand's new health minister David Clark has ordered a review into the national bowel screening program following the discovery that some people had not received invitations for screening as their addresses were not up to date. The roll-out of the new program, which...

CanDo app promises practical support with daily tasks for poorly patients

A Sydney-based advertising executive has developed an app that helps deliver practical support to people undergoing medical treatment or living with a serious illness such as cancer. Developed by Rachael Lonergan in collaboration with the Garvan Research Foundation, the CanDo app is designed to...

Metro South seeking patient entertainment solution for PAH

Brisbane's Metro South Health and Hospital Service is weighing up its options for a new patient entertainment solution, going to market for information on choices ranging from a simple replacement TV solution or a full 'patient-centred and interactive health connections solution'. The scope is...

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