Australasian health IT week in review: April 9

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

Delay fears for new kids’ hospital
The West Australian ~ Daniel Emerson and Gareth Parker ~ 08/04/2016

The Australian Medical Association has aired doctors’ concerns that Perth Children’s Hospital will not open by the end of the year as forecast and called for an end to the “secrecy” surrounding the delays.

More than 900 fire door frames to be replaced at Perth Children's Hospital
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 08/04/2016

More than 900 fire door frames will have to be replaced at the new Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) because they do not comply with Australian standards, West Australian Health Minister John Day has confirmed.

6 wearable technologies doctors need to know about
Australian Doctor ~ John Kron ~ 08/04/2016

The explosion in wearable technology in recent years may be a commercial fad but many believe it will benefit doctors in treating patients.

Calvary Public Hospital executive faked documents, meetings to hide $5m loss: report
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 08/04/2016

Gross financial mismanagement has been uncovered at Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital.

Lax pathology billing may be affecting diabetes PIPs
Medical Observer ~ Sheshtyn Paola ~ 08/04/2016

GPs may be missing out on Diabetes PIP outcome payments due to inconsistent pathology billing, according to the RACGP.

Qld Health, IBM payroll court battle officially over
ITNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 07/04/2016

The Queensland government will face a mammoth legal bill for the full 2.5 year duration of a lawsuit it commenced against IT giant IBM in the state’s Supreme Court, following the official end of the case.

GPs caught in middle while Medtech and Ministry discuss enrolment service
NZDoctor ~ Bruce Lee ~ 06/04/2016

The possibility of splitting the new National Enrolment Service and NZ e-Prescription Service as they are rolled out to practices was discussed at a meeting of Medtech and Ministry of Health representatives last Friday, but no final decision has been made.

Royal Adelaide Hospital might have 400,000 recent paper medical records to shift
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 05/04/2016

As the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) grapples with how it will move paper medical records from its current site to be available to staff once the new hospital opens, a records agency estimates there could be up to 400,000 paper files from the past two years alone.

Pharmaceuticals in nearly 80pc of Victorian overdose deaths in 2015: coroner
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 05/04/2016

Doctors are calling for stricter monitoring of prescriptions after it was revealed pharmaceutical drugs played a role in nearly 80 per cent of overdose deaths in Victoria last year.

Major public telehealth plan targets seniors, aged care
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 04/04/2016

NSW’s western health district is working with health and aged care providers on the ground to use telehealth to deliver services, particularly in rural and remote areas.

Qld govt ordered to pay legal costs in IBM payroll stoush
ITnews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 04/04/2016

The Queensland government has suffered another defeat in its legal fight with IBM, today being ordered to pay the IT giant's costs following its failed bid to sue the company for its role in the notorious Health payroll project.

Enterprise mobility provider announces first aged care deployment
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 04/04/2016

Western-Sydney aged care provider Abel Tasman Village Association has implemented a purpose-built cloud-based mobility platform that includes location aware employee apps.

Health executive sacked after prostate cancer SA Pathology blunder gives patients wrong diagnosis
ABC News ~ Wendy Glamocak ~ 03/04/2016

About 100 patients in South Australia were given false positive results for prostate cancer in a bungle that has now led to the sacking of a key health executive.

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