The hot top 20: most-read stories on Pulse+IT in 2015

The emergence of HL7's FHIR standard proved a popular topic for Pulse+IT readers this year, joining perennial favourites such as the PCEHR, primary health networks/Medicare Locals and the Telstra Health juggernaut with several entries in the top 20 most-read stories.

Any news on three particular hospitals – Perth's Fiona Stanley, St Stephen's at Hervey Bay and the new and old Royal Adelaide – also drew in the eyeballs, for reasons both good and bad.

But it was an ambitious, long-term, well-written strategy from a state government, accompanied by a billion-dollar price tag, that scored top spot this year. eHealth Queensland has appointed a new CEO/CIO in Colin McCririck to oversee the work. Good luck to him.

1. The Queensland government stepped boldly into the future with its 20-year, $1.26 billion health ICT strategy

2. After buying up big, Telstra Health began to show its strategic hand

3. There were few new faces when the successful bidders for the PHNs were announced

4. Telstra's investment in eHealth topped $100 million in February, but is about double that by now

5. Telstra Health's subsidiary HealthConnex was behind the launch of this FHIR-powered telehealth solution

6. The federal government came through with some big bucks to “reboot” the PCEHR

7. FHIR-starter Grahame Grieve explained why eHealth interoperability is so hard

8. Fiona Stanley Hospital has an enduring IT headache

9. Telstra launches its 'doc around the clock' telehealth service

10. General, specialist and allied health practices were warned about opening Windows

11. The cuzzy bros announce plans to build a a national EHR

12. The future of NEHTA and the PCEHR hung in the balance

13. The company formerly known as Sonoa Health explained its plans for world domination

14. NSW goes all out for Cerner for EMR and EMM

15. All eyes on Royal Adelaide Hospital and the ongoing EPAS saga

16. General practice was up in arms over plans to tie ePIP payments to the PCEHR

17. St Stephen's Hospital has integrated medical devices with its EMR

18. The $33 million Diabetes Care Project came to an unfortunate end

19. Large and small vendors are increasingly keen on playing with FHIR

20. DoH special adviser Paul Madden has a big, complicated gig.

Anything you'd like us to cover in more depth next year? Let us know.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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