Australasian health IT week in review: December 5

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

$15 million donation may 'change the way suicide prevention is handled in Australia'
ABC News ~ Sophie Scott ~ 03/12/2015

A private donor will give a massive $14.7 million to fund Australia's first evidence-based suicide prevention programs, to be run by the Black Dog Institute.


Speculation Fremantle Hospital intensive care unit to be scaled back next year
ABC News ~ Andrew O'Connor ~ 03/12/2015

Intensive care services at Fremantle Hospital may be scaled back next year, with Fiona Stanley Hospital to take over management of the smaller facility from February.


Inter-island telehealth system takes specialist help to the Chathams
NZ Doctor ~ Bruce Lee ~ 03/12/2015

Telehealth video conferencing now available at Chatham Islands Health Centre means specialist help from Canterbury DHB is possible without patients needing to fly to Christchurch.


Medjacking risk: Warning hackers could target wireless medical devices
ABC News ~ Rebecca Turner ~ 03/12/2015

Life-saving wireless heart pacemakers could actually be ticking time bombs at risk of cyber attack, a Perth conference has been told.


Orion Health, Medtech and CSC build ‘collective data ecosystem’
CIO NZ ~ Staff writer ~ 02/12/2015

Health software providers Orion Health, Medtech and CSC have teamed together to deliver integrated precision medicine system for New Zealand.


Government policy, not consumer behaviour, is driving rising Medicare costs
The Conversation ~ Stephen Duckett ~ 02/12/2015

A report released last week by the Parliamentary Budget Office shows that government policy has driven a significant proportion of the growth in MBS costs.


Government communication on aged care reforms needs improvement: PC
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Darragh O'Keefe ~ 02/12/2015

BPAC has received a three-year Ministry of Health contract worth $750,000 to distribute nationally an electronic decision support tool to improve detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease.


New kidney disease support tool to go nationwide
NZ Doctor ~ Liane Topham-Kindley ~ 01/12/2015

BPAC has received a three-year Ministry of Health contract worth $750,000 to distribute nationally an electronic decision support tool to improve detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease.


Medicare safety net on ice as negotiations break down
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 01/12/2015

Medicare safety net changes have been put on ice after the government broke off negotiations with cross-bench senators.


What will the NBN really cost?
The Conversation ~ Rod Tucker ~ 01/12/2015

Cost is a central issue in the ongoing debate about the best approach to building Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN).


E-health provider blames SA govt for tough times
iTNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 01/12/2015

Global Health is locked in a Federal Court fight with the state over its refusal to upgrade the CHIRON software used in 12 of South Australia’s 75 public hospitals.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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