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  • Corruption investigators swoop on Queensland's PAS project

    Queensland eHealth chief executive Dr Richard Ashby has resigned following allegations of an undeclared relationship involving an individual linked to the replacement of the state’s Patient Administration System (PAS).

    Written by George Nott01 Feb. 19 11:34
  • Government to amend My Health Record legislation

    ​The Federal Government has announced changes to the My Health Record legislation to ensure police and government agencies can’t access patient information without a court order. The amendments will also allow individuals to delete their record after the opt-out window closes.

    Written by George Nott01 Aug. 18 09:40
  • My Health Record opt-out window opens

    ​Australians will have a My Health Record created for them by the end of the year, unless they opt-out during a three month window which starts today.

    Written by George Nott16 July 18 08:53
  • Govt backs 15 trials of tech built around My Health Records

    ​A mobile app for pancreatic cancer patients, a data exchange to help beat diabetes, an online health education platform and a secure messaging solution to communicate between aged care homes and GPs are among 15 projects being given early access to existing My Health Records in a government backed ‘test beds’ program.

    Written by George Nott04 July 18 10:42
  • A short guide to privacy law: Part 2

    In the first article in this series, I looked at the general requirements of the Privacy Act and provided examples of how your organisation can deal with certain types of breaches.

    Written by Guy Betar06 Aug. 15 14:26
  • Govt to invest $485M in e-health reboot

    The federal government’s personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) scheme will be renamed ‘myHealth Record’ and doctors will trial an opt-out model, as part of a $485 million plan announced on Sunday.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 May 15 10:09
  • Datacom makes e-health play

    Datacom is set to acquire a 20 per cent share in Canberra-based health informatics software company SmartWard as it moves into the e-health space.

    Written by Hamish Barwick18 Sept. 14 10:01
  • Justice Health rolls out electronic medical records

    The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network plans to deliver complete electronic medical records across the New South Wales public health system following the deployment of new software.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 Sept. 14 09:56
  • eHealth NSW gets busy on technology rollouts

    eHealth NSW CIO, Michael Walsh, and newly appointed chief clinical information officer, John Lambert, have laid out some of the technology projects they are focusing on this year, as part of the state’s $400 million e-health strategy.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett29 Aug. 14 09:00
  • QLD to splurge $200M on health systems

    The Queensland government has earmarked $199.8 million for ICT equipment and software to improve the state’s health services in its 2014-15 Budget handed down today.

    Written by Byron Connolly03 June 14 16:17
  • E-health record should be opt-out: Review

    The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) should be renamed 'My Health Record' — MyHR — and shift to an opt-out model, according to a review of the system commissioned by the federal health minister, Peter Dutton.

    Written by Rohan Pearce19 May 14 16:31
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