One list to rule them all: how to get a regional EHR without paying a fortune

The New Zealand government is currently working on a plan to develop a single electronic health record for all of its citizens, and while it is unlikely the country will follow Australia's lead in building one from the ground up, Wellington could do worse than looking at its own doorstep...

Country Health SA looking for new billing solution for fee-for-service doctors

South Australia has issued a request for information for a new billing solution that can support fee-for-service payments for doctors providing public inpatient services in Country Health SA Local Health Network facilities, including rural hospitals, residential aged care facilities and multi-purpose services. The new...

Beyond SNOMED mapping in GP software: a response to the Deeble Institute

The Deeble Institute recently released a position statement written by the former leaders of the BEACH general practice data program calling for better structures to ensure reliable national data from general practice electronic health records (EHRs). Since then, there have been follow-up articles...

MedAdvisor to boost aged care business with Healthnotes acquisition

Medications adherence platform vendor MedAdvisor is planning to go to the market to raise capital to buy Healthnotes, a pharmacy software platform that offers similar capabilities but with added ties to residential aged care. MedAdvisor has entered into an agreement with parent company Health...

Ley to introduce cancer screening register bill this week

Health Minister Sussan Ley will introduce a bill to establish the new National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) for cervical and bowel cancer screening to Parliament this week. While the announcement of Telstra Health as the winning contractor caused a furore in some media outlets...

No more faxed referrals for Auckland as eReferrals become mandatory

The three district health boards (DHBs) serving the Auckland region are making electronic referrals into their hospitals and health services mandatory from March next year, doing away with faxed and mailed referral letters from GPs, specialists and community allied health providers. The DHBs –...

CSIRO releases home monitoring report showing savings of $3b a year

The CSIRO has released its long-awaited report into home monitoring of chronic disease, which shows that a modest investment in home monitoring technology, allied to risk stratification tools and remote monitoring by telehealth nurses, could save the healthcare system up to $3 billion a year...

FNQ finally makes a move on $35m eHealth solution for primary and acute care

The two northern Queensland hospital and health services have gone to market for a regional eHealth solution that will provide an integrated point-of-care clinical record covering primary, community and acute care settings in the region, over four years after winning federal funding for the project....

Automatic upload of data from hospital PAS to Medicare for newborn enrolments

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has completed a trial to streamline the enrolment of newborns for Medicare and the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register using data extracted from a hospital's patient administration system and transferred directly to a DHS online portal. In what is...

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