Vale Dr Andrew P. Howard

Our friend, mentor and digital health crusader passed away in Melbourne on Monday 13 May 2019. Andrew’s inveterate passion and rampant enthusiasm for making a difference changed healthcare services for all Australians. Andrew began his career journey in medical practice. He was frustrated by paper medical charts, patient files...

Tech companies combine forces for assisted living display home

A demonstration home for the NDIS specialist disability accommodation program has opened in the Melbourne suburb of Preston, featuring technology from Tunstall Healthcare, home automation experts Techsmax and fittings and electronic access systems firm Hafele Australia. The Assistive Housing Hub aims to help community...

International health IT week in review: May 19

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending May 19: Digital health product evaluation, digital health formulary, living up to digital health's potential, ditching pagers, Jawbone resurrection, virtual health for diabetic veterans, Navajo data sharing deal, GP at Hand destabilising...

InterSystems releases new TrakCare version with extended mobile capabilities

InterSystems has released a new version of its TrakCare healthcare information system that extends the mobile-enabled user interface introduced last year to all clinical modules. The new version has been built on the company's IRIS for Health data platform, which will allow InterSystems to...

MediRecords now live in 13 Queensland hospital services

Cloud-based clinical software vendor MediRecords has completed the roll-out of its practice management enterprise solution (PMES) for Queensland Health, replacing the legacy practiX system in 13 Hospital and Health Services (HHSs). MediRecords won a hotly contested contract over a dozen other vendors in April...

Microsoft releases patches for vulnerability in remote desktop services

Microsoft has issued patches for older versions of Windows, including those no longer supported, following the discovery of a vulnerability in remote desktop services, formerly known as terminal services. Patches have been released for Windows 7 and Windows XP, which are still commonly used...

Zedmed launches Doctor's App for patient histories and results on the go

Clinical and practice management software vendor Zedmed has launched its Doctor's App, allowing doctors and allied health practitioners to view patient appointments, clinical histories, results and active recalls on iOS and Android devices. The Doctor's App is designed to work in conjunction with a...

Pen CS adds AMA's doctorportal CPD app to Topbar

Pen CS has teamed up with the Australian Medical Association to add its doctorportal Learning continuing professional development app to Pen's Topbar clinical decision support tool. The app will allow doctors to access the portal without leaving their clinical information system. It also includes...

Queensland Children’s Hospital moves to standardised referrals

Children's Health Queensland has adopted the new paediatric statewide referral criteria (SRC) for outpatient referrals into Queensland Children's Hospital. The criteria are being used to standardise referrals, triage and categorisation across Queensland to ensure consistency of practice and efficiency in referral processing.

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