Northern Beaches Hospital takes patient-centric approach to eMeds roll-out

Sydney's Northern Beaches Hospital went live with DXC Technology's MedChart electronic medication management system in March, using a patient-centric approach that saw all wards and departments swapping from paper to digital in just 11 days at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. eMeds is the culmination of close to...

International health IT week in review: July 12

Telehealth in the supermarket, telehealth in the pharmacy, health technology assessments for health apps, doctors need better EMRs, prescribing digital therapeutics, vulnerabilities in open-source EMRs, tele-ICU for US VA, telehealth claims up 8000%, cloudRx for private UK docs, COVID-19 research data alliance, painful journey for...

Opinion: Limitations of healthcare standards in today's healthcare settings

When I was eight years old, I recall riding through the countryside with my great-uncle Dr CC Howard. He would point to a farmhouse and say, “I took Mrs Tompkins’ appendix out on the kitchen table there a few years ago.” He was a country...

Govt delays voluntary patient enrolment scheme due to COVID-19

The Australian Department of Health has decided to delay the $448.5 million voluntary patient enrolment (VPE) scheme that was due to start last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative was aimed at patients aged over 70 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

ePrescriptions launch in the Hunter New England region

Newcastle resident Keith Doolan has had his prescription medication dispensed and delivered to his front door following a telehealth consultation with his GP, facilitated by Australia's new electronic prescription capability. The end-to-end workflow involved practice management system Best Practice, pharmacy system Z Software, prescription...

Global Health signs up Peninsula Health, plans integrations with iPM and Cerner

ASX-listed healthcare software firm Global Health has signed a three-year contract with Peninsula Health for to roll out its MasterCare platform for community health, adding the first metropolitan health service to a growing number of regional health providers. As part of the implementation of...

Core Schedule raises $1.2m to expand rostering solution beyond COVID-19

Wellington-based software vendor Core Schedule has raised $NZ1.2 million from early stage technology venture capital firm the Punakaiki Fund to expand its hospital staff rostering solution, which was developed for New Zealand emergency departments and is now used in over 80 hospitals in New Zealand,...

Fred IT to build real-time prescription monitoring system for SA Health

Fred IT has won a $3.8 million contract to build a real-time prescription monitoring system for South Australia, which is expected to be available early next year. Dubbed ScriptCheckSA, the new system will be based on the SafeScript system built by Fred and in...

POLAR data tracks increase in mental health diagnoses in general practice

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in new mental health diagnoses by GPs, particularly anxiety-related, along with a steady increase in antidepressant prescribing and a marked increase in anxiolytic prescribing, the latest data from Outcome Health's POLAR GP tool shows. Outcome Health is...

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