NZ HDC calls for nationwide roll-out of electronic systems to reduce drug errors

New Zealand's Health and Disability Commissioner has called for the prioritisation of the roll-out of electronic prescribing and administration systems across the health sector to help reduce the harms caused by medication error. Commissioner Anthony Hill said he was concerned by the lack of progress in rolling out electronic...

Medical-Objects enters the New Zealand market, integrates with cloud PMS

Sunshine Coast-headquartered secure messaging vendor Medical-Objects has announced it has set up in New Zealand, working with Tauranga-based Pathlab NZ to deliver pathology results to requesting doctors. The New Zealand secure messaging market is completely dominated by HealthLink, which also has a strong and...

WA wants to get clinicians and computers closer to the bedside

WA's Health Support Services has approached the market with a request for information on a potential solution for a statewide supply of clinical workstations. The RFI is not a tender but HSS is looking for pricing guidance for the supply of workstations on wheels...

Genie Solutions launches cloud-based obstetrics module for Gentu

Market-leading medical software vendor Genie Solutions has launched a new obstetrics module for its cloud-based practice management system Gentu, working with obstetric and gynaecology specialists to co-design the module for their needs. The module harnesses the power of the cloud to allow O&G specialists...

RxMx to migrate meds monitoring solutions to InterSystems' IRIS for Health

Sydney-based start-up firm RxMx will migrate its patient monitoring solutions to InterSystems' IRIS for Health data platform, which has been engineered specifically for healthcare. RxMx already uses InterSystems technology to help build and deploy its automated patient monitoring system, which is aimed at complex...

NSW Health releases update to Save the Date to Vaccinate app

NSW Health has updated its Save the Date to Vaccinate app, which provides a schedule of childhood immunisations and sends alerts to parents when a shot is due. First launched in 2013 to back up the state's vaccination campaign, the app has been redesigned...

International health IT week in review: December 9

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending December 9: Shadow rulers of VA's EHR, CommonWell-Carequality connection, EMIS-X to share live GP data, Mass General and blockchain, phishing menace, IT glitch misses results, telehealth use low, patients opt in for test...

Dedicated Orion Health team to support South Island DHBs

A team of five full-time Orion Health employees will be assigned to work specifically on priorities set by the South Island Alliance of district health boards as part of a new strategic partnership the two organisations have signed. Auckland-based vendor Orion Health already provides...

Policy, cultural and payment issues remain roadblocks to telehealth adoption: survey

Despite the potential of telehealth to provide effective and accessible healthcare for patients, a number of roadblocks and challenges to widespread adoption remain, a recent survey has found. To the surprise of few in the industry, the five key roadblocks are outdated reimbursement and...

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