Accenture wins three-year, $100m extension as infrastructure operator for MyHR

Consulting firm Accenture has been awarded a $100m, three-year extension to its contract with the Australian Digital Health Agency to continue as the national infrastructure operator (NIO) for the My Health Record system. The contract is in addition to the initial eight-year contract thought to be worth over $500m,...

Melbourne's Sunshine Private Hospital to implement Telstra Health EMR

The $140 million Sunshine Private Hospital will go live with Telstra Health’s Kyra Clinical electronic medical record when it opens its doors in Melbourne’s west next year. The new hospital is being built by health insurer Australian Unity’s property trust and will be operated...

DHCRC looking into virtual care deployments in remote NT communities

The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) has launched a new, multi-million dollar project looking at how virtual health technologies are best deployed in remote Indigenous communities, particularly in primary care. The project, led by NT Health and Tasmania’s Menzies School of Health Research,...

Brisbane Metro North phasing out fax for eReferrals

Brisbane’s Metro North Hospital and Health Service’s Central Patient Intake Unit (CPIU) is phasing out fax for all communications and is no longer accepting faxed referrals from general practices that have the capability to use electronic systems. Practices in the Brisbane North Primary Health...

Heritage Care rolls out SleepSensor tech at new Northcote facility

Residential aged care provider Heritage Care has opened its new residence in Melbourne’s Northcote using the bed sensor technology and a data platform and dashboard to track vital signs and monitor sleep cycles for residents. The brand new Heritage Care facility is using the...

COVIDSafe app finally put out of its misery amid cost blowout claims

The new Australian government has officially called a halt to the COVIDSafe contact tracing app amid claims the total cost has risen to over $21 million. The app, launched with much fanfare in early 2020, was only ever able to identify two positive cases...

Technology key to meaningful transformation of aged care: RMIT-CISCO lab

Technology and digitisation have a critical to role to play in transforming an aged care system that can be scaled to meet the needs of the 1.2 million Australians who currently use the system, new research from the RMIT-Cisco Health Transformation Lab in Melbourne has...

Resident management systems a resource for tracking adverse events: study

Data routinely captured in residential aged care facility electronic management systems can be used to quantify the types and rates of adverse incidents, a new study has shown. The study found that aged care providers generally collect data on a broader range of adverse...

Long COVID a perfect example for NZ Telehealth’s PACE model

Long COVID could provide an ideal national model for what is being termed the Patient Anywhere Specialist Everywhere (PASE) model in New Zealand, allowing patients to receive multi-disciplinary care no matter where they are. The PASE model has been outlined in a recent white...

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