Member News

MEMBER COMMENTS REQUESTED – Department Human Services Advice: Cloud Computing

11 April 2017

The below information was received from DHS.  We are seeking feedback / comment from members regarding the information below, in particular the stated requirement of “dedicated servers” by  Medicare that can be taken directly to DHS next week in Canberra for discussion of the implications.   Good afternoon The department has reached a position following…

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PITUS Update

04 April 2017

New standards, information models and terminology reference sets now available The RCPA Board of Directors have officially endorsed the Standards for Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) and associated information models and terminology reference sets, following internal and public review and endorsement from all of the main stakeholders. The Standards for Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA)…

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Communiqué of the meeting of the Pharmacy Board of Australia

04 April 2017

The communiqué of the meeting of the Pharmacy Board of Australia held 24 March 2017 is now available on the Board’s website. http://www.pharmacyboard.gov.au/News/Communiques.aspx

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Day light savings update – Medicare Easyclaim, ECLIPSE and Medicare Online services

31 March 2017

Good morning, End of Daylight savings 2017 NSW, ACT and VIC The Australian Government Department of Human Services would like to advise that due to system maintenance, Medicare Easyclaim, ECLIPSE and Medicare Online services will be unavailable between 22:00 April 1, 2017 and 04:00 April 2, 2017 As a result, Medicare Easyclaim will need to…

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Australian digital hospitals summit – early bird ends Friday

28 March 2017

Fuelled by Government funding, Australian hospitals transition towards complete digital integration. Are you equipped to implement these changes? As technology continues to enhance the healthcare industry, the benefits of digital integration include: reduction in errors, decreased adverse incidents, a better working environment for clinicians, and ultimately a higher level of patient care. The Australian Digital…

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INPUT REQUIRED: Dr Frank “Give patients a summary of care that is due”

28 March 2017

Give patients a summary of care that is due What is the issue? Despite making an average of six visits to general practice annually, Australians receive only about half of the preventive and other care that is indicated for them.  Patients mostly don’t know what care is indicated for them, when each element of care…

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COAG Health Council Communique – 24 March 2017

28 March 2017

The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Melbourne at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. PDF printable version of COAG Health Council Communique – 24 March 2017 – PDF 192 KB

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Interoperability Showcase: Interoperablity@HIC 17

28 March 2017

HISA and IHE Australia invite health IT vendors to participate in the Interoperability Showcase @HIC17.  This event will be part of the HIC 2017 conference in Brisbane 6-9th August. IHE Showcases are live communication  and practical demonstrations of healthcare applications demonstrating connectivity using real world health scenarios. The IHE showcase is the largest, noisiest and…

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Consultation Members Required: Health information workforce census minimum dataset development project

28 March 2017

INVITATION The University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne have established a project to develop a minimum dataset to be used for an Australian health information workforce census. This project is a world’s first to develop a research methodology for a national workforce census across the spectrum of the health information workforce (HIW). The…

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