Electronic prescriptions to roll out progressively from 2020: ADHA

The first transmission of an electronic script under Australia's new ePrescribing network is most likely to happen in the first quarter of next year, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) is forecasting. eScripts are now a legal alternative to paper scripts under amendments to legislation passed by the federal...

International health IT week in review: November 17

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending November 17: Germany legislates for digital health, NHS burned by vendors, F for EMRs, faxes still a fixture, analogue switch-off, school-based telehealth, HIMSS supply chain maturity model, training for EMR satisfaction, Apple Research...

NZ launches self-management support site to boost health literacy

Health Navigator and Health Literacy NZ have got together to develop a new self-management support (SMS) website to provide tools for healthcare professionals to help their patients with long-term condition self-management. Funded by the Ministry of Health, the site includes sections and training modules...

Bowel cancer screening program transitioning to NCSR

The national bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP) is transitioning over to the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) this weekend, with the national register officially operating the bowel register from Monday, November 18. The Department of Health is promising functional improvements to the Telstra Health-developed...

Medi-Map receives NZePS certification for automatic scripting

Electronic medications charting solution Medi-Map has become the first cloud-based medications system to achieve New Zealand ePrescription Service (NZePS) certification, allowing GPs to chart and produce a script at the same time which is then automatically sent to the pharmacy. The Christchurch-headquartered company is...

MEDrefer partners with Hyland for primary to acute care referrals

eReferral software specialist MEDrefer has teamed up with enterprise content management solutions vendor Hyland Healthcare to provide a joint offering to hospitals to better manage the referral process between primary and acute care. MEDrefer offers a free eReferral service to GPs that allows them...

ACT Health begins roll out of queue management and wayfinding kiosks

ACT Health is beginning the roll out of its new queue management and electronic wayfinding kiosks across its public health facilities, including the Canberra Hospital, the University of Canberra Hospital and its community health centres. Device Technologies won a $1.8m contract last year to...

Intelerad launches AI-augmented workflow solution on pay-per-study model

Imaging software specialist Intelerad Medical Systems has launched a new artificial intelligence-augmented workflow solution called Odyssey which it says is designed to encourage the adoption of AI in radiology without the prohibitive costs. It has also launched a rules-based AI workflow orchestrator called Odyssey...

Clinic to Cloud offers specialist module and patient portal for O&G practices

Medical software vendor Clinic to Cloud has teamed up with the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG) to offer members workflows and features specifically tailored for obstetricians and gynaecologists. The partnership uses Clinic to Cloud’s technology and includes a comprehensive obstetric module...

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