Australasian health IT week in review: October 24

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

Govt MP call for subsidy for regional diabetes technology
ABC News ~ Lucy Barbour ~ 23/10/2015

Families in regional Australia who have children with type 1 diabetes are pleading with the Federal Health Minister to subsidise life-saving technology.


Broken Hill hospital linked to high-speed medical network
ABC News ~ Declan Gooch ~ 23/10/2015

Broken Hill hospital is set to be connected to a high-speed health network that will allow faster access to electronic medical records.


No bungle' over PCEHR rebrand, declares Govt
Australian Doctor ~ Serkan Ozturk ~ 22/10/2015

Only months after its high-profile rebranding of the PCEHR, the Federal Government is denying it has been involved in another “bureaucratic bungle" over its new name.


Government 'attempting to rewrite history' over electronic health records, says Labour
stuff.co.nz ~ Tom Pullar-Strecker ~ 22/10/2015

Government 'attempting to rewrite history' over electronic health records, says Labour


Melbourne start-up company Quanticare reinvents the walking frame to create high-tech tool
ABC News ~ Simon Leo Brown ~ 22/10/2015

A Melbourne start-up company has reinvented the walking frame, turning the simple mobility aid into a hi-tech diagnostic tool.


Sector briefing on ACAT transition to My Aged Care
Community Care Review ~ Staff writer ~ 22/10/2015

The Department of Social Services will host a live webinar for service providers and Aged Care Assessment Teams on the full transition of ACATs to My Aged Care.


Delays plague provider sign-up to My Aged Care
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Darragh O'Keefe ~ 21/10/2015

Just 39 per cent of aged care providers are ready to receive referrals through the My Aged Care gateway, more than three months after it launched, latest figures show.


Think tank says 'bundled payments' could improve care and cut costs
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 21/10/2015

A ‘bundled payments’ system instead of fee-for-service could improve healthcare while addressing the spiralling costs of chronic and complex-needs patients, a leading public health think tank says.


Staff targeted in 'inaccurate' debate over Fiona Stanley Hospital, says Serco chief
ABC News ~ Andew O'Connor ~ 21/10/2015

Serco chief executive Mark Irwin has told a parliamentary inquiry that staff have been targeted as a result of "inaccurate" debate over problems at Fiona Stanley Hospital.


Grand plan to develop a single national electronic health record for Kiwis
NZ Doctor ~ Liane Topham-Kindley ~ 20/10/2015

A single national electronic health record system will be developed in New Zealand over the next three to five years.


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