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So Much For Trust In Shared Health Information Systems To Deliver Benefits And To Be Error Free For The Patient Or Carer!

This amazing yarn appeared a little while ago.Computer system glitch puts thousands of NT patients at riskThe Australian11:34AM August 25, 2016Amos AikmanThousands of Northern Territory patients have been put at risk by a major failure of a crucial computer system that transmits information between hospitals and remote clinics. Show More Summary

Avizia, Kno2 Integrate to Roll-Out Turnkey Telehealth to Rural Hospitals

Telehealth solution provider Avizia has announced a partnership with patient document exchange Kno2 to provide interoperable telehealth to specialist and primary care in rural hospitals. The integration of both platform will enable seamless...Show More Summary

We Need To Retain Some Healthy Scepticism As More Clinical Apps Come To A Phone Near You!

This appeared last week.August 19 2016 - 1:08PM Doctors warn over diagnosis apps amid Ada launch Julia MedewIt is marketed as being "smarter than human doctors" and the "world's most accurate health diagnosis service".It is a medical app on your smartphone that invites you to put in a list of symptoms to find the most likely explanation. Show More Summary

Imprivata, UniPrint Integrate Enabling Clinicians To Securely Print PHI, a virtual printing solution provider has partnered with healthcare IT security firm Imprivata as the newest member of Imprivata’s Developer Partner (IDP) program. As a member of the developer program, willShow More Summary

HIMSS Analytics Awards Sansum Clinic with Stage 6 Award

HIMSS Analytics has awarded Sansum Clinic with a Stage 6 award on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). EMRAM is a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities in the HIMSS...Show More Summary

The Government Clearly Wants To Use Your Health Data For Things They Have Not Told You About. Who Benefits?

Spotted this the other day showing the sort of events now being run around the country:My Health Record Secondary Use - Workshop 10 - Perth WAEvent Details In June 2016 HealthConsult was engaged to assist the Australian Government in...Show More Summary

CommonWell Health Alliance Adds Patient Access to Health Data

  CommonWell Health Alliance members announced today it will provide patient access to their health data via the CommonWell network. The result allows patients the ability to give their providers across the care continuum more secure, near instant access to their important health data, which could help improve care and coordination. How It Works Patient are... Read More

Population Health in Crisis: Leading the Congregation

Every team member is an essential part of the team and brings unique qualities and experiences to bear in their assigned role. This is an axiom of team dynamics; however, it is a pure abstraction and is only relevant if each team member is made to feel unique. Show More Summary

The Press Seems To Be Taking A Rather Negative Tone On The MyHR At Present.

These two quite long articles appeared this week.First we had:My Health Record: Medics speak upBy Marie Sansom on August 15, 2016 My Health Record: Medics speak upAs the new trials of the My Health Record roll out in Queensland, NSW,...Show More Summary

TreeHouse Health Partner Accenture to Support Digital Health Startups

TreeHouse Health, a health innovation center that invests in emerging healthcare companies to help accelerate their growth, has team up with Accenture to provide guidance and insights to its growing roster of digital health startups. As part of its partnership as an anchor tenant, Accenture will assign some of its healthcare consultants to the TreeHouse Health... Read More

Stop Treating Patients Like You-Know-What

Earlier this month, I returned from a weekend of hiking in the White Mountains, just beyond the boundaries of cell reception and Wi-Fi availability, to learn that Jess Jacobs passed away. She was only 29. Jess suffered from two rare … Read more ›

Population Health in Crisis: The Mission

Almost everything non-trivial that happens in the business world, and in many other walks of life, is the result of a project. Projects have a well-defined beginning, middle and end. They always require a project plan. The plan not only defines the stages of the project but also drives its execution. Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 22nd August, 2016.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

EHRs and the Importance of Third-Party Patching

Editor’s Note: Ashley Leonard is the president and CEO of Verismic Software, a global industry leader providing cloud-based IT management technology. He is a technology entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in enterprise software, sales, and operational leadership. Show More Summary

New App Uses Fitbit Data to Predict When You May Get Sick

Datapult, a Toronto-based app studio has launched a new app that uses Fitbit data to alert consumers as to when their body is showing signs of a reoccurring illness, such as a cold, before it happens. The app called achu tracks patterns leading up to sickness using a proprietary algorithm that alerts the user to the fact... Read More

Population Health in Crisis: The Talent Wars

The guys in the black hats always come out when times are hard, this time, to pontificate on why Obamacare and Population Health initiatives are nothing more than myths invented by an army of pseudo-intellectuals who profit from promulgating this sort of nonsense. Show More Summary

Why Is The Government So Hopeless In IT Delivery? Wish I Knew….

This popped up in my scans yesterday.NQ Primary Health UpdateMy Health Record latest newsDid you know that an individual needs to have a myGov account to access My Health Record? People can either log in via their existing account and...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 332 – Results – 21st August, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.Should The Patient Be Required To Review And Approve A Discharge Summary Before It Is Uploaded To The myHR?Yes 76% (68) No 15% (13) I Have No Idea 9% (8) Total votes: 89 It seems the great majority do...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 20th August, 2016.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

When Does Regulated Software Need a New 510(k)?

A ubiquitous characteristic of software is that it often undergoes numerous changes after it is first released for general use. These changes may be to fix things that were never right in the first place, or to provide new features and/or greater security. If the software is a “medical device”, or part of a medical device, […]

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