Sydney LHD expands remote monitoring, plans to roll out patient app

Sydney Local Health District has expanded its contract with Alcidion to use its Miya Precision remote patient monitoring platform to monitor patients with acute diverticulitis in addition to those with COVID-19, and will also deploy a patient app to better engage with patients. Sydney LHD first signed an agreement...

Seven privacy complaints and three data breach notifications for My Health Record

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received just seven privacy complaints relating to the My Health Record in 2020-21 and only three data breach notifications – two of which were resolved – in the same period.

Sigma joins TerryWhiteChemmart in rolling out HealthEngine booking system

Community pharmacy banner group Sigma Healthcare will roll out HealthEngine’s Patient Appointment Management System (PAMS) to support online bookings, scheduling and voucher management at its Amcal and Guardian outlets.

AIDH surveys cybersecurity as feds tighten ransomware penalties

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) is surveying healthcare organisations to check on improvements to cybersecurity since its last survey four years ago, as the Australian government moves to impose a stronger reporting regime to battle ransomware.

Online booking platforms gear up for investors

Online booking platform HealthEngine is getting ready to list on the stock exchange, while competitor HotDoc is also looking to raise new capital, both boosted by turnover due to the massive increase in vaccination bookings during the COVID pandemic.

Why health information matters: HIMAA conference 2021

St Vincent's Hospital emergency doctor and former AMA vice president Stephen Parnis is headlining the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) annual conference next week, discussing why health information matters in a time of pandemic. Dr Parnis will be joined by Victoria’s chief...

Pre-travel risk management platform launches as border restrictions ease

Microsoft is building an artificial intelligence-powered data analytics platform in association with biosecurity risk analytics vendor GOPASS Global to provide intelligence on the risks in international travel to COVID-19 hotspots as Australia and New Zealand release plans on opening borders to international travel. The...

Feds to roll out COVID-19 vax passport for international travel and arrivals

The Australian government will go live with a new system from tomorrow to allow Australians and Australian visa holders who have a valid passport and their COVID-19 vaccination recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to obtain an international COVID-19 proof of vaccination. The...

International health IT week in review: October 17

Digital health in China, Italy’s COVID health pass mandate, AI for TB in Africa, OCHRE for mobile apps, tech and GP burnout, tech and practice staff burnout, Cerner on EMR usability, open source collective for digital health, FIN12 ransomware targeting healthcare China’s data-driven dream...

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