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It Seems Others Agree With Me That Mr Dutton Was A Dud Health Minister.

Just after the Pre-Christmas Cabinet Re-Shuffle I gave Mr Dutton an F- for his performance in E-Health.Here is the link:http://aushealthit.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/i-would-award-hon-peter-dutton-f-for.htmlIt seem others also were notShow More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 253 – Results – 18th January, 2015.

Here are the results of the poll.Holiday Poll: How Likely Do You Think The New Federal Health Minister (Ms. Sussan Ley MP) Will Be Able To Deliver Success In The E-Health Domain.Extremely Likely 4% (3) Quite Likely 3% (2) Neutral 13%...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 17th January, 2015.

Here are a few I have come 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

#WWBR Week of January 12, 2015

Trinity Health to expand risk-based care with Heritage Provider Network Bob Herman for Modern Healthcare “Intriguing partnership between two healthcare providers to provide bundled healthcare services to payers and employers. We will see far more partnerships such as this in … Read more ›

It Rather Looks Like MMRGlobal’s Hope For Vast Patent Riches Have Taken A Body Blow!

This appeared late last week.Judge Strikes Down Patent Claims by EHR VendorGreg Goth JAN 9, 2015 7:32am ETA United States District Court has ruled against an EHR vendor which claimed broad patent protection over shared health information.Judge...Show More Summary

HIMSS Analytics Announces eClinicalWorks as Certified Educator of the EMR Adoption Model

EMRAM is an eight-step process that allows healthcare provider organizations to analyze their level of EMR adoption, chart accomplishments, and benchmark progress against other healthcare organizations across the country. Each of the...Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 15th January 2015. It’s Getting Much Worse!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot. Indeed more than a few commentators are wondering out loud if the Abbot Government will last for a second term.The modified co-payment - announced...Show More Summary

Government Backs Down On Medicare Co-Payment - Back To The Drawing Board!

Amazing back-flip. All planned changes 'off the table'. Consultations now to begin... A matter to pause and consult on! I have to say Minister Ley is sounding much more reasonable than here hopeless predecessor. She has noticed there...Show More Summary

The Digital Pharmacy: Walgreens’ Emerging Strategy

Walgreens is entering the digital age with a spate of new partnerships that aim to create a virtual experience for a new, rising class of healthcare consumer. Read more ›

Here Is Another One That Seems To Have Slipped Out When No One Was Watching!

This appeared late last week.Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) January 2015 Release 5 available for download Created on Friday, 09 January 2015NEHTA has released new specification sets and conformance requirements...Show More Summary

It Looks Like The Government Will Need A Plan C on The Medicare Co-payment.

Read all about it here: www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/majority-of-senators-commit-to-scrapping-new-20-gp-fee-20150114-12nxvy.html I wonder how far down the alphabet we will go before they realise this is not a good idea? As...Show More Summary

Good news and bad news for young medical professionals, and why you should care

There’s good news and bad news coming out of the latest Merritt Hawkins’ survey of medical residents in their final year of training. The good news for resident physicians is that hospitals and health systems are recruiting and hiring. In fact, these...(read more)

Practice Fusion and OptimizeRx Partner to Help Providers Improve Patients’ Access and Adherence to Medication

Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record for doctors and patients, announced an agreement with OPTIMIZERx Corporation to integrate its patient savings and support system into the Practice Fusion EHR. This integration...Show More Summary

MedAptus Partners with athenahealth to Improve Provider Revenue Capture, Inpatient Management and Team Care

MedAptus has announced that it has partnered with athenahealth through athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program. Together the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of more than 59,000 health care providers...Show More Summary

Amazing Charts Releases 2015 Predictions for Medicine and Technology

Amazing Charts, a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems for physician practices, today issued its healthcare predictions for 2015. 1.      Membership Medicine Comes on Strong: The patient membership approach toShow More Summary

MacPractice Enhances eRx Electronic Prescribing Option for Mac and iPad

MacPractice, the leader in the development of best-in-class practice management and clinical software for Macs, iPads and iPhones and associated services for physicians, dentists, chiropractors and eye care professionals, today announced enhancements to eRx, an ePrescribing option currently within MacPractice. Show More Summary

gloStream Selects DrFirst to Integrate Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

gloStream, a performance management services company for independent medical practices, announced today that it will integrate electronic controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) capabilities with DrFirst, the leading provider of integrated medication management technology, into gloEMR, gloStream’s electronic medical record system. Show More Summary

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

Very cool… Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released? theverge.com a> • A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memoriesThere’s no short­age of apps that want to help you doc­u­ment your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed app Day One has carved out … Sent from Flipboard, […]

A Belated Welcome To 2015. I Wonder How It Will Play Out In E-Health? I Am Not All That Confident For Now.

Over the holiday break I was challenged to suggest what might be needed to make a positive difference in e-Health.What I suggested then were that five actions were needed. These were:“Action One:Recognise that there are two distinctShow More Summary

Orion Health Aspires to PaaS

The interoperability problems that plague healthcare are compounded by the paucity of developer options for modern software development. Software as a Service (SaaS) models are increasingly commonplace for EHRs, population health and other finished applications. Platform as a Service (PaaS) … Read more ›

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