Breakthrough for secure messaging following successful proof of concept trials

Australia's leading secure messaging and clinical software vendors have successfully proven they can securely exchange electronic referrals and discharge summaries between a range of different systems in the real world, in what is a major breakthrough for interoperability in the healthcare sector. The Australian Digital Health Agency-backed trials are...

Minor errors mar otherwise useful Victorian ICT dashboard: auditor

An audit of the Victorian government's ICT dashboard has found the initiative has improved the transparency of public sector ICT projects, but timeliness and completeness of information was an issue for some agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Victorian...

Telstra silent on future of health division as it announces major restructure

Telstra has refused to comment on the future of its Telstra Health assets despite announcing a huge reorganisation of its telecommunications business today, which includes setting up a separate division to manage core infrastructure in a signal the company may sell this off once the...

NSW budget: $740m for health precinct at Liverpool Hospital

Sydney's Liverpool Hospital will undergo a massive redevelopment over the next eight years, part of a $740 million plan to build a health, research and education hub for innovation and emerging technologies announced in today's NSW state budget. eHealth NSW will receive about $115...

International health IT week in review: June 17

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending June 17: Skepticism over AI revolution, smartphone malaria test, smartphone urine test, mobile strategy decline, Apple relies on FHIR, cyberattacks on imaging systems and medical devices, trust in NHS, UC San Diego joins...

Point-of-care testing has clinical and cost benefits in remote settings: study

A study into the use of Abbott's i-STAT device for point-of-care testing in remote health centres in the Northern Territory has found it provides clinical and financial benefits, including the potential to save over $20 million a year after costs. The Flinders University study,...

Best Practice goes live with Indigo

Clinical and practice management software vendor Best Practice Software has launched the Indigo release of its Bp Premier solution, promising significant management and clinical enhancements. Changes to the management modules include the introduction of Tyro bulk billing, additional support for multi-location sites and improvements...

TurboGrouper interfaces with iPM and webPAS to take on 3M's Codefinder

The Australian-developed TurboGrouper clinical coding and grouping software solution has this week successfully achieved an interface with DXC's webPAS patient administration system, and there are now plans to take on dominant clinical coding and grouping leader 3M in the local market. Developed by Sydney-based...

Health Language Analytics takes out top prize at NSW iAwards

Sydney's Health Language Analytics (HLA) took out the Premier’s award for public sector innovation at the NSW iAwards last week for its Horizon clinical natural language processing (NLP) technology, which has been deployed at the NSW Cancer Institute, the Sydney Adventist Hospital and by the...

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