Here are a few I have come across this week.
Karen Dearne | November 04, 2009
THE federal Health Department did not meet its e-health implementation targets for 2008-09, failing to progress the electronic sharing of clinical information to improve patient safety as well as increased use of secure messaging by GPs.
By Sarah Colyer
Millions of dollars spent on e-health will be wasted unless governments fund computer systems in public hospitals, the nation’s top clinical advisor on e- health warns.
03 November 2009 04:59 PM
A health informatics professor from Sydney University today said Australia's e-health systems should be strictly open source rather than using proprietary software.
Colac Area Health chief executive officer Mr Geoff Iles will officially launch a robotic dispensing system at a Colac pharmacy today at 11am.
The Gollmann Robotic Dispensary System, installed in Colac Healthwise Pharmacy at a cost of $300,000, has Pharmacy Guild endorsement as the best robotic dispensing system available in Australia.
- Karen Dearne
- From: Australian IT
- November 06, 2009
GOOGLE hopes to stem rising public concern over privacy and data protection issues with the release of a dashboard that puts visibility and control over personal information associated with various services firmly into the user's hands.
Just launched globally, the Google Dashboard provides an easy interface with a range of existing privacy controls intended to help users manage their interactions with the search giant's burgeoning range of email, social networking and voice products.
November 06, 2009 03:12pm
OVER half of Australian doctors are dissatisfied with their jobs, a new survey showed.
The US-based Commonwealth Fund survey, based on a poll of more than 10,000 doctors from 11 countries, found the level of satisfaction among Australian physicians was the second lowest of all countries surveyed.
Kirrilly Burton - Monday, 2 November 2009
THE launch of a new Internet addict recovery program, set up by US mental health counsellors, has not been welcomed by all experts in the addiction field.
NEHTA cuts contractor spend
29 October 2009 12:48 PM
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has dropped the amount it is shelling out for contractors while stepping up its in-house employee spend, according to its annual report released yesterday.
November 06, 2009 07:59am
NANOPARTICLES can damage the DNA of cells from a distance, even without crossing the cellular barriers that protect certain parts of the body, British researchers said.
Elizabeth McIntosh - Monday, 2 November 2009
CONTROVERSIAL legislation that gives governments greater control over medical training standards has begun its national roll-out.
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Bill 2009 passed through the Queensland Parliament last week, and will now be used as a template by all other states and territories. Medical groups claim it will hand politicians the ability to manipulate medical education.
NZ study of 6000 businesses finds that "Broadband adoption is found to boost productivity but we find no productivity differences across broadband type"
Tim Lohman 03 November, 2009 13:51
Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Nick Minchin has used the publication of a new report into the productivity of high speed broadband to reiterate his call for a full-cost benefit analysis of the NBN.