Loddon Mallee rolls out regional virtual home monitoring across 16 health services

Loddon Mallee Health Network has rolled out a virtual home monitoring solution for low- and medium-risk COVID-19+ patients across 16 health services covering 25 per cent of regional Victoria, designing and implementing a module within its regional care coordination platform (RCP) in just two weeks. The RCP uses DC2Vue...

Communicare integrates with the National Cancer Screening Register

Telstra Health’s primary and community care software system Communicare has integrated with the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR), providing support for patient participation in both the cervical and the bowel cancer screening programs. Communicare joins Best Practice and MedicalDirector in integrating with the NCSR....

Kaweka Health to roll out Hills Health Solutions’ patient engagement platform

The developers of the $70 million Kaweka Health facility currently under construction in Hawke’s Bay have chosen the Get Well solution from ASX-listed Hills Health Solutions as its patient engagement platform. Kaweka Health, which will open the first stage of the elective surgery facility...

DHCRC to develop renal dosage calculator algorithm for NT and SA patients

The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) has launched a new project to improve medication selection and dosing for patients with poor kidney function, including a trial of how to incorporate it into primary care and community pharmacy settings. The tool has been conceptualised...

Gippsland PHN subsidising monitoring tech for low-risk COVID+ patients

Gippsland Primary Health Network is promoting a new positive pathway model of care for GPs to help them use existing technology to monitor low risk COVID+ patients at home. Gippsland PHN has been supporting the LifeguardMobile platform from US firm Lifeguard Health Networks since...

harrison.ai raises $129m, partners with Sonic Healthcare for pathology solutions

Healthcare artificial intelligence vendor harrison.ai has raised $129 million in private equity to help develop its clinical AI applications, including investment from pathology giant Sonic Healthcare to help it pursue pathology AI solutions. The company has an existing joint venture with medical imaging provider...

International health IT week in review: December 5

Cross-border information sharing international patient summary, patient portals help early discharge, Ireland’s digital health plans, Zoom integration with Cerner EMR, digitising social care in the UK, talking prescription labels for visually impaired In a boost to interoperability, SNOMED CT to power IPS sub-ontologyHealthcare IT...

Ballarat expands BHS at Home model to take in COVID+ patients

Ballarat Health Services (BHS) has expanded its existing BHS at Home model of care to roll out the cloud-based Patient Watch system to help monitor COVID-19 positive patients at home. Patient Watch offers a lower cost model to other community-based remote monitoring services by...

Whanganui DHB rolls out first North Island instance of ERMS

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) has gone live with the Electronic Request Management System (ERMS) for eReferrals, the first North Island DHB to do so. ERMS has been used by South Island GPs for more than a decade to pre-populate referral forms and deliver...

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