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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Few Interesting e-Health Press Releases I Missed in the Last Few Weeks.

First we have:


May 2010 DCA invests in e-Health

DCA has entered into an agreement to acquire Ballarat based ArgusConnect, leaders in secure document exchange between GPs, specialists, allied health practices and health services.

In a separate arrangement, DCA is in the process of taking responsibility for the Connectingcare service directory and e-referral solution used by 19 Victorian primary care partnerships (PCPs).

The ArgusConnect Response is here:


EXCITING NEWS : DCA to acquire ArgusConnect business

4th May 2010

Attached Files

DCA Company Announcement-3 May-10 .pdf

Database Consultants Australia (“DCA”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Ballarat based business of Argus Connect International (“Argus”).

You can read the announcement detail in the attached PDF, further information on the acquisition and what it means to Argus users will be announced on the web site in coming weeks.

More information about DCA can be found at: http://www.data.com.au/

Information about DCA's 'The Care Manager' product can be found at: http://www.thecaremanager.com.au/

Second we have:


Press Release - Ocean in health technology transfer to Kazakhstan

12 April, 2010

12 April 2010, Astana, Kazakhstan – The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a contract for consultants’ services with the Australian company Ocean Informatics Pty. Ltd. within the framework of the World Bank-supported Kazakhstan Health Technology Transfer and Institutional Reform Project.

The objective of the agreement is to develop the basis of improvement of the existing healthcare information systems based on international standards that will enhance patient care and management efficiency; and create a sustainable institutional base for further deployment of the system and for ensuring long-term technical and operational sustainability. The tasks include:

  • Provision of technical assistance and transfer of know-how to help the MOH in improvement of design and architecture of the national health information system; inter alia, modules for patient management, financial and resource management, and their integration.
  • Development of standards, design (architecture and infrastructure) and technical specifications for ensuring interoperability of various software systems based on results of pilot components integration.
  • Development of materials for training the information system user community (managers, administrators, clinicians etc.) to provide real-time access to data on patient care, financial and resource management and utilization of information technologies in daily practice.

The contract was signed by Mr. Bolat Sadykov, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ognian Pishev, Director Business Strategy, Ocean Informatics.

Now that is a long way from home!

Last we have:


IHE Australia 2010 SMD Connectathon - Results

Date: April 19 - 23, 2010

Venue: University House, Canberra, Australia

8 Australian companies successfully tested 8 products against the Australian Technical Specification: ATS 5822:2010 – e-Health Secure Message Delivery.

See the site for details.

All information that is worth being aware of.


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