Australasian health IT week in review: July 23

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending July 23:

New ICT health research centre has aged care high on its agenda
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 22/07/2016

Aged care and ageing will be a major focus of the recently launched multi-disciplinary digital health research centre at Flinders University.

Tasmania's health boss offers to retrain senior Royal staff after leaked email
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 22/07/2016

The head of Tasmania's new streamlined health service has offered to retrain senior managers at the Royal Hobart Hospital in response to an email leaked to the ABC.

New Adelaide hospital: hot-water fix could mean $50m blowout
The Australian ~ Verity Edwards ~ 22/07/2016

The $2.1 billion hospital is due for technical completion in September, but the South Australian government has said patients are unlikely to move in until next year.

Was the BEACH too hot for Turnbull?
Australian Doctor ~ Tessa Hoffman ~ 21/07/2016

The future of primary care research — the research which is meant to help guide care, interventions and rational health policy — looks bleak after what appears to be a systematic defunding of its organisations.

Medical and specialist treatment from Counties Manukau to Samoa by video call ~ Samantha Smith ~ 20/07/2016

Counties Manukau Health has teamed up with the Samoan National Health Service to use video conferencing to get support from clinicians for specialist treatment.

Whanganui District Health Board goes live with Orion Health clinical system
Computerworld ~ Staff writer ~ 20/07/2016

Counties Manukau Health has teamed up with the Samoan National Health Service to use video conferencing to get support from clinicians for specialist treatment.

Insurers accused of getting better access to confidential billing data than patients
ABC News ~ Alison Branley ~ 20/07/2016

Insurance companies could be getting access to people's personal Medicare billing data dating back to the early 1980s, in an attempt to deny people's claims.

Plan to turn western Sydney's Westmead into Silicon Valley of health
ABC News ~ Ashleigh Raper ~ 19/07/2016

Westmead in Sydney's west could become a world-leading medical innovation hub in 20 years, under a new plan put forward by Deloitte Access Economics.

GPs double e-record uploads after PIP changes
Australian Doctor ~ Tessa Hoffman ~ 18/07/2016

The stick-over-carrot plan to save the MyHealth Record system appears to have resulted in twice as many practices uploading shared health summaries since new e-health PIP incentives were brought in.

Queensland Government rejects funding proposal for cardiology 'clinic on wheels'
ABC News ~ Kristine Taylor ~ 18/07/2016

The Queensland Government has rejected a proposal to help fund an innovative mobile cardiology clinic that treats hundreds of people in regional Queensland.

Patient experience survey on hold while practices sign up to National Enrolment Service
NZ Doctor ~ Liane Topham-Kindley ~ 15/07/2016

General practices are unable to use the new national survey on patients’ experience of care until the e-enrolment service is up and running.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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