eHealth News

Presenting on eHealth and Innovation in Chile

Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, the CEO and Director of eHealth Education and GeHCo, has presented a paper on ‘eHealth for the Entrepreneurship & Health innovation’ at the Universidad Catholics de Temuco in Chile. Attending the presentation were students, senior university staff, and healthcare professionals who came to hear the talk from across the region. The Catholic University of … Continue reading Presenting on eHealth and Innovation in Chile

Plymouth to introduce an open platform

The CIO at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has reported that their organisation is planning to go live with an open source electronic health record (EHR) within the next six months. The trust has confirmed plans to initially go live with an open-standards based electronic prescribing module, on a single pilot ward. The trust is thought … Continue reading Plymouth to introduce an open platform

Clinical coders to benefit from training program

A new online training program for clinical coders has been developed by GeHCo in collaboration with Western Health, the Department of Education and Training, Department of Health and Human Services and Victoria University Polytechnic. The new tool was launched at Victoria University as part of the Clinical Coding Training Tool project (CCTT). The training tool,  … Continue reading Clinical coders to benefit from training program

Founding member for the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Dr Evelyn Hovenga, the CEO and Director eHealth Education and GeHCo, was given the honour of being a founding member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. She has been recognised by her peers for her outstanding contributions to research education and leadership. The Academy aims to promote the dissemination of knowledge and best practices, foster … Continue reading Founding member for the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Towards defining an open digital platform

Late last year Apperta published “Defining an Open Platform” to make the case for open platforms and lay out a blueprint for an open platform architecture at a level of detail that would allow any willing party to build a first-generation implementation of an open platform that would be interoperable with any other. This proposal is based on … Continue reading Towards defining an open digital platform

Health information workforce needs support in digital framework

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) has recently made a submission to the Australian Digital Health Agency’s framework for action. They have made a number of recommendations concerning the role of the health information manager (HIM) workforce and the importance of ensuring data and information quality. “If the development of [the workforce] is … Continue reading Health information workforce needs support in digital framework

Breaking the data silos conference analyses benefits of data sharing

GeHCo attended the Breaking the data silos conference held in Canberra last month. Data experts from the public sector, universities and non-government organisations stressed the importance of data sharing and transparency and its role in building better public policies. Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director of the Grattan Institute addressed the difficulty of data sharing in the … Continue reading Breaking the data silos conference analyses benefits of data sharing

First direct patient content integrated into an Australian EMR

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) has gone live with a full EMR integration which allows messages to be sent by patients and be directly accessible by the clinical team. It also allows patients to receive instructions and information on their personal device. “This is the first patient direct content into the electronic medical record that … Continue reading First direct patient content integrated into an Australian EMR

A new national digital collaborative to improve child health

In one of the first initiatives of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure, the Australian Digital Health Agency is partnering with eHealth NSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) to establish the National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative. SCHN Chief Executive Dr Michael Brydon said that records on a child’s health … Continue reading A new national digital collaborative to improve child health

Using our data to make hospitals safer

One in every nine patients who go into hospital in Australia suffers a complication, and if they stay overnight the figure increases to one in four, according to the new Grattan Institute report. The report by Stephen Duckett  ‘All complications should count: Using our data to make hospitals safer’, shows that a patient’s risk of developing a … Continue reading Using our data to make hospitals safer