PathWest's new LIS will be late and over budget: auditor-general

The new laboratory information system being rolled out for Western Australia's public pathology service PathWest will be two years late and over budget by $23.7 million, mainly due to poor ICT project governance and delivery, the WA Office of the Auditor-General has reported. WA went to market in 2015...

Five-year horizon for MidCentral DHB's digital health strategy

MidCentral District Health Board has developed a five-year digital health program of investment that it hopes will transform health and wellness services in the district, which includes Horowhenua, Tararua, Palmerston North, Manawatū, and Ōtaki. The strategy will build on initiatives it has already implemented...

Midland DHB clinicians given access to patient medications data through NZePS

Clinical staff at four of the five Midland region district health boards can now access the New Zealand ePrescribing Service (NZePS) to see patient medications data in real time through the Midland Clinical Portal (MCP). The NZePS is a prescription exchange broker that is...

Women's & Breast Imaging connects to My Health Record

Perth diagnostic imaging centre Women's & Breast Imaging has connected to the My Health Record and will begin uploading reports from breast and gynaecological ultrasound scans and mammograms directly to the system. Women will be able to view the reports on their record after...

NSW to release money for NSW Ambulance patient record project

The NSW government will spend $92.4 million on digital health technology projects in the 2019-20 financial year, including money to link NSW Ambulance with hospital medical records in real time. The funds were promised in the 2017-18 budget as part of an eight-year, $536m...

The San rolls out iCIMS cancer information management system for MDTs

The Sydney Adventist Hospital (the San) is currently automating its cancer services multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDTs) using a new integrated cancer information management system (ICIMS) from the Sydney firm Innovative Clinical Information Management Systems (iCIMS). The new system is built on iCIMS’ LATTICE platform...

Wimmera signs up for Victorian critical care telehealth project

Wimmera Base Hospital in Horsham will soon be linking its intensive care unit to a critical care specialist at Melbourne’s The Alfred Hospital through telehealth, part of an extension to a critical care telehealth project pioneered at Mildura Base Hospital in 2017. Wimmera Health...

Healthily integrates GoShare patient education platform with MedicalDirector

Patient education specialist Healthily has integrated its GoShare platform with clinical and practice management software MedicalDirector. GoShare enables practitioners to deliver health information and resources to patients in a variety of formats such as patient and carer videos, animations, fact sheets and apps. GPs...

Oculo teams up with plano for myopia risk reduction and referrals

Eye health clinical communications platform Oculo has teamed up with Singapore-based parental screening tool developer plano to allow users of the plano app to tap into Oculo's network of optometrists for an easy referral. plano was developed by eye specialist Mo Dirani to help...

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