Royal Melbourne Hospital rolls out networked glucose meters

Royal Melbourne Hospital says it is the first hospital in Australia to implement networked glucose meters for the electronic monitoring of patient glucose levels during their hospital stay. RMH trialled the use of the StatStrip meters from AMSL in 2016 and now has a network of 155 meters in...

Mackay extends emergency telehealth service to aged care facilities

The Mackay Hospital and Health Service in Queensland has extended its emergency telehealth service to 10 aged care facilities in the towns of Mackay and Sarina. The service runs from 4pm to 10pm seven days a week and follows a similar service that began...

Stepped care mental health service uncovers depression in teenagers

An online mental health service based on the principles of stepped care has helped identify students experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety in a pilot study in NSW. Developed by the Black Dog Institute, the Smooth Sailing service uses a website to screen, assess,...

Online benefit-harm calculator for aspirin bleed risk

Researchers from the University of Auckland and Middlemore Hospital have developed a benefit-harm calculator for use by clinicians and patients to decide on whether to take daily aspirin as a preventative against heart disease and stroke. The web-based calculator brings together a bleed risk...

Queensland passes laws to enable real-time prescription monitoring

The Queensland Parliament has passed new laws today that update regulations covering medicines and therapeutic goods to allow for the introduction of a real-time prescription monitoring system. Like the other states and territories, Queensland has had access to a licence for a software solution...

TechnologyOne wins ACT Health inventory management contract

ASX-listed software as a service vendor TechnologyOne has won a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the ACT Health Directorate to provide a replacement for its legacy inventory management system. TechnologyOne will implement an enterprise SaaS solution incorporating supply chain, prosthesis management, business intelligence and...

Royal Rehab to roll out MasterCare patient administration system

Sydney's Royal Rehab Private Hospital plans to go live next month with a new MasterCare patient administration system (PAS) from Global Health. The MasterCare PAS will support workflow from admission through to discharge of patients, managing all aspects of patient information flow from beds...

Healthdirect releases online risk checker for preventable diseases

Healthdirect Australia and The George Institute for Global Health have developed a free online risk checker to help consumers determine their level of risk for heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. The healthdirect Risk Checker provides a personalised summary and report that guides users...

A Better Visit on Android for people living with dementia

Dementia Australia's A Better Visit app is now available for Android tablet devices, having been downloaded 3000 times from the App Store since its launch for iPads in November last year. The free app features a range of two-player games designed to enhance communication...

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