HealthEngine wins contract to build COVID-19 vaccination booking system

Online appointment booking and directory service HealthEngine has been chosen to build the booking platform for the federal government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Booking Service.

The booking platform will be launched in the next few weeks to help support the vaccination roll-out, allowing patients to locate and book appointments with designated vaccine clinics via a service finder based on the National Health Services Directory (NHSD).

It will be available to health service providers who are part of the national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, including GP clinics, pharmacies and state-run vaccination clinics.

Clinics with existing booking systems are being encouraged to continue using those systems, but those without an online booking system will be able to use the HealthEngine platform.

According to HealthEngine, the solution is suitable as a standalone booking option and will be built by modifying HealthEngine’s existing platform.

The work is being fast tracked to meet challenging deadlines, HealthEngine CEO Marcus Tan said.

“Given the very tight timeframes involved and the complexity of such a project, we are under no illusions about the challenge we have signed up to” Dr Tan said.

“However, the opportunity to support a historic public health effort involving millions of Australians by assisting the federal government with a very important piece of national digital health infrastructure, was one we simply couldn’t pass up.”

HealthEngine plans to work with partners such as Medipass and MedAdvisor to extend future functionality as required, he said.

HealthEngine was also recently chosen by TerryWhite Chemmart to help develop a COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccine online booking and appointment management platform, which is integrated with MedAdvisor’s pharmacy platform PlusOne.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: HealthEngine, National Health Services Directory, COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

Comments  

+3 # Australian Digital Health Agency staffer 2021-03-10 08:09
Weren't these the same guys that got fined $2.9M by the ACCC for misusing patient data?
They also had an earlier data breach.
+3 # Hulya Coleman 2021-03-10 09:59
Oh that's smart. Give the contract to the company with the HUGE data breaches. That will instil so much confidence in the population.
+1 # Ian Colclough 2021-03-10 16:08
Clinics with existing booking systems are being encouraged to keep using them. And then what? Isn't this Health Engine development intended to make the data available to the ?authorities ? health department? What are the other practices expected to do in making their Covid info available to government? Have I been asleep?

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