eHealth News

Survey points to the importance of integration

According to a new study, conducted for Dell Boomi, almost three quarters (74%) of surveyed CIOs believe that over the next 5 years, successful IT integration will be crucial to their organization if they want to remain competitive. The research is based on a global survey of 900 IT decision-makers that outlines the state of integration, the effects … Continue reading Survey points to the importance of integration

Boosting data integrity to improve patient matching and identification

The lack of data integrity can put a patient’s health at risk, along with impacting reimbursement rates and patient satisfaction scores. The problems are only multiplying with disparate health systems to share patient data, said Ben Moscovitch, Manager of Health IT at The Pew Charitable Trusts. “Patient matching is one of the critical pillars of … Continue reading Boosting data integrity to improve patient matching and identification

Temperature check on the state of clinical informatics in Australia

A recent survey organised by HISA asked its 150-member Clinical Informatics Community of Practice the top priorities for next 12 months and beyond. The findings indicate the top 3 priorities are: Clinical governance for implementing systems or process changes Education of informatics to practising clinicians Interoperability The complete findings can be read here or in the … Continue reading Temperature check on the state of clinical informatics in Australia

UK Hospital to be NHS first on open e-prescribing

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has become the first NHS trust to begin implementation of an open source, open standards-based electronic prescribing system. Salford Andy Blofield,  the CIO at Plymouth, described open electronic prescribing as the trust’s “starting place to move forward”. The application will be delivered through a portal that is fully seamlessly integrated into … Continue reading UK Hospital to be NHS first on open e-prescribing

Accelerating digital innovation in health care

At an e-health conference in Tallinn, more than 100 European organisations called for steps to develop ehealth in Europe and are expected to join a taskforce to advance ehealth through concrete actions and solutions. Brian O’Connor, the chairman of ECHAlliance, highlighted the importance of the Digital Health Society (DHS): “Because a holistic view is needed, the DHS … Continue reading Accelerating digital innovation in health care

Towards integrated health IT platforms

It is predicted that in the next five to ten years, healthcare organizations are likely to have access to integrated health IT platforms based on an emerging set of information management technologies. These  include blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning. “Burgeoning connected health devices and the need to protect against data breaches … Continue reading Towards integrated health IT platforms

AMA issues new healthcare communication standards

The AMA has issued a guide to minimum standards for communication between health services and GPs titled ’10 Minimum Standards for Communicating between Health Services and General Practitioners and other Treating Doctors’. As part of the new standards, the guide calls for health services to have secure and reliable electronic systems that interface with patient … Continue reading AMA issues new healthcare communication standards

The potential for blockchain projects for EHR systems

A problem facing health care systems globally is how more medical data can be shared with more stakeholders for more purposes, while still ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy. The blockchain is a ledger to secure healthcare data. It stores a signature of the record on a blockchain and notifies the patient who is … Continue reading The potential for blockchain projects for EHR systems

The Nursing Informatics Position Statement is launched in Victoria

Nursing Informatics Position statement, which has been developed by the Health Informatics Society of Australia, Nursing Informatics Australia, and the Australian College of Nursing, was officially launched in Victoria. Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, CEO and Director eHealth Education and GeHCo, attended the official launch yesterday. The position statement has been developed to recognise the pivotal role … Continue reading The Nursing Informatics Position Statement is launched in Victoria

Wild Health Summit

Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, CEO and Director eHealth Education and GeHCo, attended the Wild Health Summit in Sydney on Monday 17 October 2017. This informative forum covered topics such as interoperability and connectivity issues facing the sector, including: next generation secure messaging; the rise of the intelligent medical cloud; the real impact of AI and machine … Continue reading Wild Health Summit