The hot top 20: most-read stories on Pulse+IT in 2014

In a year dominated by the PCEHR, the budget, the fate of Medicare Locals and the emergence of Telstra Health as a major player in the health IT sector, it was the first step into the Australian market by a US firm that registered as the most popular story for Pulse+IT readers in 2014.

1. Epic wins the tender to deliver an EMR for Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital

2. The 61 Medicare Locals got sliced and diced into 30 PHNs

3. Orion Health announces its plans to play with the big boys

4. It's a story from last year, but that didn't stop people reading about Telstra's plans for eHealth

5. Medibank decided not to pursue its personal health record, healthbook

6. Telstra's big telehealth announcement garnered big views

7. Health Minister Peter Dutton says Medicare Locals will be cut, but that he had no plan B for the GP co-pay

8. PCEHR stories rated well, including this one on $140 million to keep it going for another year

9. And this one, on the belated release of the Royle review

10. This was a surprise: the Triple Zero app for emergencies

11. Telstra's acquisition of aged care market leader iCareHealth added to its burgeoning portfolio

12. The fully integrated St Stephen's Private at Hervey Bay was a publicity machine for UnitingCare

13. Security expert Steve Wilson gave good headline for this story on a security flaw in the myGov website

14. As did Telstra Health's Bronwyn Pike for this story on Telstra's jumbo telehealth plans

15. There's that name again, this time for the acquisition of Emerging Systems

16. The news that Medicare Locals had lost funding for their eHealth programs was not unexpected

17. As Pulse+IT had reported the cuts in April

18. Professor Horvath's review of Medicare Locals was pretty much accepted in full by the government

19. All Telstra, all the time, even from last year

20. The Instagram for doctors app rounds out the top 20.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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