Australasian health IT week in review: June 4

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending June 4:

There's nowhere to go now': BEACH closure confirmed
Medical Observer ~ Rada Rouse ~ 03/06/2016

Australia's foremost general practice research program has been unable to secure funding and will close at the end of the month.


Medtech and GPNZ agree on new National Enrolment Service pricing
NZDoctor ~ Bruce Lee ~ 03/06/2016

Medtech has released a new pricing scheme for the national enrolment and ePrescribing services after reaching an agreement with PHO representatives facilitated by General Practice NZ.


Marlborough medical practices roll out the 'internet banking' of healthcare
stuff.co.nz ~ Selina Powell ~ 03/06/2016

The medical equivalent of online banking has been rolled out at two Blenheim medical practices.


St John Ambulance takes over Apollo Health
ABC News ~ Kathryn Diss ~ 02/06/2016

St John Ambulance has taken over a Perth healthcare company, with plans to turn its medical centres into urgent care facilities to reduce pressure on WA's emergency departments.


Royal Adelaide Hospital builder says completion now due by September
ABC News ~ Nick Harmsen ~ 01/06/2016

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) seems likely to open to patients in 2017, with builder SA Health Partnerships now telling the South Australian Government the building work will not be finished until September.


SA Health staff fired for inappropriately accessing patient records
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 01/06/2016

Three SA Health staff have been sacked after inappropriately accessing patient records.


The mHealth era is here: mobile dermatology applications
NZDoctor ~ Amanda Oakley ~ 01/06/2016

Even if you have not yet downloaded mobile apps for dermatology, your patients may have.


How to pick the good from the bad smartphone health apps
The Conversation ~ Carol Maher ~ 31/05/2016

With an estimated 100,000 health and fitness apps available on the two leading smartphone platforms, iOS and Android, it seems there is an app for everything, from tracking your bowel movements, to practising your pimple-popping technique.


Patients get sneak peek inside Melbourne's new Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
ABC News ~ Clare Rawlinson ~ 30/05/2016

Glen Cloke was supposed to die at 14. At least that was the prognosis his parents were given before doctors at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre took a bold step in his treatment, and gave him an adult's dose of radiation therapy.


Microsoft declares war on dumb passwords
Sydney Morning Herald ~ Adam Turner ~ 27/05/2016

Microsoft is creating a dynamic list of stupid passwords that you're forbidden to use with your online accounts, in an effort to protect people from their own laziness.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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