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  • Defence's e-health budget blowout

    A Department of Defence e-health project ended up costing $110 million more than budgeted and was delivered three years late, according to a new Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report.

  • Australian startup snapshot: Vimcore

    Vimcore is a Sydney B2B startup that connects its customers’ employees to local healthcare providers. When not running the business, the company’s co-founder, Jessica Evans, advocates women entrepreneurship in the largely male tech startup scene.

  • Gonski departs NEHTA board

    The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has announced that former Australian Medical Association president Dr Steve Hambleton will be organisation's new chair.

  • 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.

  • E-health test site kicks off e-discharge pilot

    A Katoomba-based hospital has kicked off a trial under which it will share electronic discharge summaries with GPs and vice versa, ahead of the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) launch in July 2011.

  • App brings e-health to tablets

    Health IT solutions company, Sysmex New Zealand, has released a new mobile app that enables clinicians to access patients’ e-health records via touchscreen-equipped devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android tablets and smartphones.

  • NEHTA licenses CSIRO software for e-health rollout

    The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has licensed software from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to aid the move to a standardised dictionary of clinical terms as part of the Federal Government’s PCEHR project.

  • Federal Govt introduces e-health legislation

    The Federal Department of Health has introduced e-health legislation into Parliament pertaining to its $467 million Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project, scheduled for completion by 1 July 2012.