Australasian health week in review: August 1

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health, IT and eHealth news:

How to install Windows 10
Sydney Morning Herald ~ Hayley Tsukayama ~ 31/07/2015

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 on Wednesday, making the new operating system available to the vast majority of the PC and Windows tablet universe.

Open source leader 'livid' at TPPA software patent capitulation
ZDNet ~ Rob O'Neil ~ 30/07/2015

Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement appear likely to undo New Zealand's ban on software patents.

SA govt taken to court over expired software licenses
iTNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 29/07/2015

South Australian health minister Jack Snelling is refusing to buckle under legal pressure to move off an out-of-licence patient system used in the state’s regional hospitals.

A deadly dose of doctor shopping
Pharmacy News ~ Meg Pigram ~ 29/07/2015

The need to speed up the introduction of real-time monitoring of prescription drugs has been highlighted by a recent coronial inquest, the Pharmacy Guild believes.

Call to end ‘snail mail’ between doctors
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 28/07/2015

RACGP president Dr Frank Jones has endorsed calls for an update of medical communications after a missing hospital letter was blamed for contributing to the warfarin-related death of an elderly Adelaide woman.

Microsoft hopes computer users show Windows 10 some love
Sydney Morning Herald ~ Paresh Dave ~ 28/07/2015

Know someone required to use Microsoft Windows at work but who uses a Mac at home? Probably so.

Leaked report pushes for patient portal success
NZ Doctor ~ Reynald Castaneda ~ 28/07/2015

A leaked sector review document is pushing for the mainstream success of patient portals and eHealth records.

Home-sleep study firm denies misdiagnosis claims
Australian Doctor ~ Tessa Hoffman ~ 27/07/2015

Claims that scores of patients are being misdiagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) by companies selling CPAP machines have been strongly refuted by a major player in the industry.

Shake up of primary care funding signalled in leaked documents
NZ Doctor ~ Liane Topham-Kindley ~ 27/07/2015

A shake-up of primary care funding, including possibly an end to the Very Low Cost Access funding formula, is among proposals in a leaked sector review document.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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