Volpara to distribute AI decision support software for breast cancer detection

Wellington-based medical technology company Volpara Health Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with Dutch firm ScreenPoint Medical to distribute its Transpara artificial intelligence solution for mammography in Australia and New Zealand. Transpara is described as next-generation computer-aided detection software that has been designed to help radiologists read screening mammograms...

International health IT week in review: July 21

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending July 21: GDPR fine for Dutch EMR snoopers, NHS tries to quell Alexa nerves, interoperability priority, Philips buys in the US, concerns over 999 triage software, PatientPing for ADT notifications, more AMCA breaches,...

SI Alliance reassesses need for mental health break-glass in Health Connect South

New Zealand's South Island Alliance is running a survey of users of the Health Connect South shared health information system to see if a break-glass security layer is still required for specialist mental health, addiction and dual diagnosis patient information. Clinicians involved in specialist...

Patients to be able to order diabetes supplies direct from myPharmacyLink app

The Pharmacy Guild's technology arm GuildLink plans to add new functionality to its myPharmacyLink app to allow patients with diabetes to order their National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) supplies directly through the app. The NDSS product ordering feature will also allow patients to track...

Civica Care adds mobile solution to Carelink community care suite

Community care software developer Civica Care has launched a new smartphone app aimed at care workers in the field called CarelinkGo, and has picked up three new customers in Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, disability support provider Enable WA and Great Ocean Road Health, which runs residential...

eHRoL updated with latest version of ICD-10-AM for clinical coder training

The Australian-developed clinical coder training tool known as eHRoL has been updated with the 11th edition of the ICD-10 Australian modification classification, and now has over 2800 de-identified medical records for clinical coders to train on. The electronic health records online learning (eHRoL) system...

NZ Ministry of Health looking to boost integration capability

New Zealand's Ministry of Health is considering approaching the market for a set of integration tools and partners to support improvements in interoperability and help deliver clinical information when and where it is needed. The ministry has opened a registration of interest process for...

RANZCR calls for action on orderables catalogue, eReferrals, historic images

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has outlined its top five priorities for an interoperable health system, calling for the adoption of imaging guidelines for referring doctors, an eReferrals system and shared access to historic images, as well as an ‘orderables'...

Ambulance Tasmania goes to market for secondary triage decision support

Ambulance Tasmania has issued a tender for a new secondary triage clinical decision support system to help reduce growth in demand for ambulance services for conditions better managed by primary care. The system will support a secondary triage model for 000 callers who don't...

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