Australasian health IT week in review: October 10

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

GPs in renewed push against doctor shopping
Medical Observer ~ Staff writer ~ 09/10/2015

GPs and pharmacists have teamed up to complain about the extremely slow rollout of real-time drug monitoring.


Levy steps down from Orion role as Auckland DHBs consider 'major' IT investments
NZ Doctor ~ Cliff Taylor ~ 09/10/2015

Conflict of interest concerns have forced Auckland and Waitemata DHBs chair Lester Levy to give up his role as a director of health IT company Orion Health.


Telstra adds to aged care portfolio
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 08/10/2015

Telstra Health is in the process of buying ComCare developer EOS Technologies from Silver Chain Group, it has announced today.


Medical, pharmaceutical groups call for prescription monitoring system to stop doctor shopping
Sydney Morning Herald ~ Harriet Alexander ~ 08/10/2015

Nathan Attard was methodical and determined in the way he went about obtaining prescription medicine.


Region fears businesses will abandon Tasmania's west coast because it will get NBN satellite, not fibre
ABC News ~ Alex Blucher ~ 08/10/2015

There are fears of population decline and businesses abandoning Tasmania's west coast because the region will not receive fibre-to-the-node or premises under the NBN.


GPs seek relief from guideline overload
Australian Doctor ~ Alice Klein ~ 08/10/2015

Australian GPs are suffering from ‘guideline overload' and want more succinct clinical practice guidelines that are easier to access, research shows.


Hospital delay to hit parents
The West Australian ~ Cathy O'Leary ~ 08/10/2015

Parents staying at the new Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands will have to be shuttled to their seriously ill children at Princess Margaret Hospital, because of delays to the new children’s hospital.


Orion Health spreads wings with two international deals
NZ Doctor ~ Bruce Lee ~ 07/10/2015

Orion Health has signed deals with a giant UK pharmacy chain and the US Department of Defense with the potential to reach millions of patients.


WA Health to finally end IT leadership limbo
iTNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 07/10/2015

WA Health has finally begun taking applications for a chief information officer role that has remained in the hands of temporary appointees since 2010.


Royal Adelaide Hospital using computer simulation to plan patients' transfer to new site
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 06/10/2015

A computer simulation will be used to help medical staff at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) work out how best to transfer patients from the existing hospital site to the new one next year.


Government sets 50Mbps target for rural broadband by 2025
stuff.co.nz ~ Tim Fulton ~ 06/10/2015

The Government says all but 1 per cent of New Zealanders should get broadband speeds of at least 50 megabits-per-second by 2025.


Royal Adelaide Hospital using computer simulation to plan patients' transfer to new site
ABC News ~ ABC News ~ 05/10/2015

A computer simulation will be used to help medical staff at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) work out how best to transfer patients from the existing hospital site to the new one next year.


Private medical information of Kiwis divulged in email blunder
stuff.co.nz ~ Sam Sachdeva ~ 02/10/2015

The Ministry of Health is investigating how an email error revealed the private medical information of 24,000 New Zealanders.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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