Australasian health IT week in review: September 24

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending September 24:

‘Dumbfounding’ failures at heart of WA health IT bungle
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 23/09/2016

An inquiry by a committee of the WA Legislative Assembly has called for the state’s health minister to report to parliament on why the Department of Health failed to utilise the government’s Gateway review process, in the wake of a major contract bungle.


WA Health Department issued warning over ICT contract governance
ABC News ~ Jacob Kagi ~ 22/09/2016

A West Australian parliamentary committee has warned more Department of Health information technology contracts could "spiral out of control", in the aftermath of revelations the agency blew millions on unused capacity and equipment.


RACGP calls time on faxes and letters
Medical Observer ~ Staff writer ~ 22/09/2016

The RACGP is calling time on the era of the fax machine and the letter, officially telling the government and other health services to catch up and integrate with the electronic communication systems of general practices.


WA govt urged to give CIO office what it needs
itNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 22/09/2016

The Western Australian government must commit more funding to its CIO office if it is to overcome derision of the state's IT management, a parliamentary committee said.


New technology roadmap for the aged care sector in the works
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Darragh O'Keefe ~ 21/09/2016

The aged care industry’s technology body is commissioning the development of a “technology roadmap” to identify providers’ ICT requirements as the sector is further reformed under the proposals outlined in the Aged Care Roadmap.


Govt scales back depth of Treasury major project reviews
Scoop.co.nz ~ Paul McBeth ~ 21/09/2016

The Treasury will publish just one major report on the government's major project pipeline, replacing the other two reports with high-level updates in an effort to cut costs.


Online GPs for Waikato
Radio NZ ~ Karen Brown ~ 19/09/2016

Up to 400,000 people living in Waikato can now speak to a family doctor online at night or over the weekend.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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