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19 December 2017

MTAA Final PulseLine for 2017 Consumers Shaping Health – 2018 to be a big year for health consumers AMA warns govt over PIP changes Home care packages and the tyranny of choice More practices taking the HCH leap of faith Patient-centred care: It’s not the technology, stupid Digital key to health literacy and self-care Aged…

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When will Healthcare Catch FHIR?

19 December 2017

AUTHOR: Tom Bowden, CEO, HealthLink & Vice President, MSIA Many healthcare IT aficionados think of interoperability as a ‘magic broom’ that will sweep healthcare’s problems magically aside, connecting IT systems to one another and finally bring the benefits of information technology to an industry stuck in the nineteenth or twentieth century. Alas, interoperability is a…

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08 December 2017

GP Access to The Viewer a ‘game-changer’ for Queensland GPs Precedence rolls out Health Care Homes risk stratification tool Health checks for older doctors to prove they’re fit to practise How evil is tech? Alcidion to buy Kiwi clinical messaging app Smartpage Trish Greenhalgh heads up speakers’ list for ATC 2018 RACGP ponders development of…

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Powering the Future of Healthcare in Asia Pacific – How technology will change healthcare delivery

08 December 2017

SPECIAL REPORT FROM BAKER MCKENZIE The delivery of healthcare is poised for a radical change. The unparalleled ability to collect, mine and analyse health data, the increasing sophistication of biosensors, and the exponential rise in the use of smart phone devices provides opportunities for a radical re-think in how to economically and efficiently provide healthcare…

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How to improve clinical software: Forewarn before appointments are made

08 December 2017

Dr Frank Oliver is working on article 23 of his series “How to improve clinical software” for Medcial Observer. His next article is titled “Forewarn before appointments are made”. What is the issue? There are certain people that general practices might wish not to accept automatically as new patients.  These can include violent former partners…

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Living database of every health innovation in Australia

08 December 2017

MSIA are part of a consortium which has received MTPConnect funding to create Australia’s first living database of health innovations across the digital health, medtech and pharmaceutical sector. In it you can track the progress of any innovation in Australia in real time. The Australian Health Innovation Showcase will launch officially in February, you can…

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Invitation to collaborate on digital enablement for pathology and diagnostic imaging requests

08 December 2017

The Australian Digital Health Agency was established by the Australian Government in July 2016 to drive the digital health agenda for the Australian community. We are working with the Australian community, clinicians, researchers and industry to connect people and their clinicians and, ultimately, to improve health and care in our community. We recognise the importance…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Alcidion to acquire Oncall Systems

08 December 2017

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC), a health informatics software business, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oncall Systems Limited (“Oncall”), a leader in advanced clinical messaging and mobile task management systems for hospitals and allied healthcare. Oncall Systems have designed Smartpage, a clinical communications suite that comprises of three software modules…

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TGA Hosted evening workshop on Codeine Scheduling – 13 December 2017

08 December 2017

From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter in pharmacies. The Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), as part of the Commonwealth Department of Health, is working in collaboration with pain specialists to ensure health professionals dealing with chronic and acute pain management have alternative strategies to…

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