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ADHA Update

08 December 2017

A MoU between the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) will ensure that digital health solutions are consumer-centred and advance the efficiency, quality, and delivery of healthcare in Australia. Here is the media release: Consumers’ voice drives digital health https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/news-and-events/news/consumers-voice-drives-digital-health

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Share your views on indicators of quality in aged care

08 December 2017

COTA Australia are leading a project to determine what measures and indicators of quality are most useful to consumers and providers. The findings will help to inform the future of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program (QI Program). Online surveys To contribute to this project, aged care providers and industry representatives can complete the…

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PBS Updates

08 December 2017

Biosimilar Awareness Initiative – Literature Review (7 December 2017) The Biosimilar Literature Review updates for the periods March-May 2017 and June-August 2017 are now available. The March-May updates include reports of the NOR-SWITCH study assessing the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of switching from originator infliximab to biosimilar infliximab. Consumer Outcome Statement for the Post-market Review…

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Discussions with Health re the PBS Data Distributions

08 December 2017

John Green had several meetings this week with the Department of Health to discuss PBS Data Distributions. His discussions touched on the following: Existing XML-v3 Alternative Data Formats for Presentation Support for the PBS XML v2 and Associated Text Files Ongoing vendor involvement in the proposed solution Long term plans and schedules Pharmacy members have…

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AndConnect – Industry stakeholder round table on the development and commercialisation of digital health

08 December 2017

AndConnect held four round table sessions last week, each comprising of approximately 25-30 industry leaders drawn from industry, research organisations and government. The discussion was facilitated by LEK Consulting and focused on a constructive discussion of the key elements required for the development of a thriving digital health technology sector in Australia. The four Roundtable…

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Living database of every health innovation in Australia

06 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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Quick News Links

04 December 2017

The National Rural Health Alliance wraps up November 2017  Pharmacists leading the way with My Health Record Australia’s largest pathology labs sign up to My Health Record Men take control of their health with My Health Record Secure messaging vendors testing FHIR API for federated directories Auditor-General to investigate Waikato DHB’s $14.6m HealthTap investment MoH…

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Powering the Future of Healthcare in Asia Pacific How technology will change healthcare delivery: SPECIAL REPORT FROM BAKER MCKENZIE

04 December 2017

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 solutions for populations across Asia Pacific.…

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How to improve clinical software: Forewarn before appointments are made

04 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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