Healius picks SCC for $100m laboratory information system replacement

ASX-listed pathology, diagnostic imaging and medical centre provider Healius has signed a contract with US laboratory information system vendor SCC Soft Computer to replace the ageing systems used by its SDS Pathology division. SDS – which includes QML Pathology, Laverty Pathology, Dorevitch Pathology, Abbott Pathology, Western Diagnostics and Tasmanian...

SA Health upgrades to latest version of Allscripts EMR

SA Health has upgraded its electronic medical record platform to the current version of Allscripts' technology, a key recommendation of the independent review released earlier this year. Formerly known as EPAS, the system consists of Allscripts' Sunrise EMR and its patient administration system (PAS)...

Adelaide PHN and local headspace centres to upgrade to MasterCare+

Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN) and youth mental health service headspace are planning an upgrade to their existing MasterCare electronic medical record to Global Health's new MasterCare+ platform, which promises improved workflows, reporting and client engagement for the nine headspace centres around the state. ...

Govt to roll out standardised form for home care provider pricing information

The federal government next month will release a standardised schedule on which home care providers must publish their pricing information on the My Aged Care Service Finder following the failure of over 20 per cent of providers to publish their fees. It has been...

Sunshine Coast gearing up for go live of ground-breaking Smart Referrals

Queensland is on its way to implementing a statewide eReferrals system with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service partnering with the Sunshine Coast PHN to roll out the new GP Smart Referrals system for local general practices next month. The Sunshine Coast is...

Healthscope to roll out Unisys security system

Private hospital group Healthscope will roll out a package of security solutions from Unisys across its hospitals in Australia, including a security information and event management (SIEM) solution to protect critical systems. While Healthscope does not use an electronic medical record except for a...

Stroke Foundation calls for support for national telestroke network

The Stroke Foundation has called for cross-party support for the establishment of a national telestroke network building on the successful Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program and similar networks being rolled out in NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand. Victoria has run its program...

ADHA to fund software upgrades for secure messaging but not for MyHR

The Australian Digital Health Agency will not offer any new money to assist aged care or allied health software vendors to upgrade their systems to conform with the My Health Record, but incentives to integrate new secure messaging standards will be available, the agency says....

NZ sets up clinical informatics network

Clinicians from a range of health professions including medicine, nursing, allied health, midwifery and pharmacy have got together to set up a Clinical Informatics Leadership Network (CILN) with the financial and logistical support of Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ). HiNZ says the group now...

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