Australasian health IT week in review: June 18

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending June 18:

Pegasus and ProCare give green light to National Enrolment Service
NZ Doctor ~ Bruce Lee ~ 17/06/2016

Two of the country’s largest PHOs plan to roll out the National Enrolment Service to their practices after initially withholding activation.

Australian pilot of telemonitoring for chronic disease a success
Australian Doctor ~ Carmel Spark ~ 17/06/2016

The day when chronically ill patients hook themselves up to a home device to measure their ECG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, lung function and blood sugars, and then upload the results to a website may be closer than you think.

Doctors want patient control over e-health records revoked
ITNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 16/06/2016

AMA president Dr Michael Gannon said the ability of patients to control what is entered into their personal health record and who can access it is contributing to a lack of faith in the MyHR system amongst doctors, who have been sluggish adopting it as a result.

GPs implement their own 'healthcare home' models
Australian Doctor ~ Tessa Hoffman ~ 16/06/2016

Six practices in western Sydney are honing a medical home model in the hope that it will eventually go national.

Medical staff lacked logins to key reporting system, chemotherapy bungle inquiry hears
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 16/06/2016

Some medical staff could not access an electronic incident reporting system aimed at red-flagging errors because they did not have the correct logins, a South Australian inquiry into a chemotherapy bungle has heard.

One in three patients with cold or flu expect an antibiotic
Australian Doctor ~ Kathryn Ryan ~ 16/06/2016

A new Australian survey shows 38% of those who saw doctor the last time they or their child had a cold or the flu expected a prescription for antibiotics.

Queensland earmarks $119.9 million for health tech
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 15/06/2016

Funding for continued roll out of clinical and administrative support systems and technology equipment replacement.

Optus Satellite signs rural NZ broadband deal
ZDNet ~ Corinne Reichert ~ 15/06/2016

Australian telecommunications carrier Optus has announced signing a deal with rural broadband company Farmside to provide those living in rural and remote sections of the east cost of New Zealand's South Island with internet connectivity via its satellite division.

One in three practices set to lose e-health PIP incentives
Australian Doctor ~ Jo Hartley ~ 14/06/2016

More than one in three GP clinics are in danger of losing tens of thousands of dollars a year for failing to comply with new E-health Practice Incentives Program rules that came into force last month.

App streamlines blood donation process
NZ Doctor ~ Staff writer ~ 14/06/2016

If you are considering donating blood it has never been easier thanks to a newly released app.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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