Hafizah Osman

Screengrab of SA Health's website.

By Hafizah Osman 01:48 am March 21, 2019
SA Health, the public health agency of South Australia, has made improvements to its troubled electronic medical record (EMR) system, in an attempt to lay the foundation for progressive implementation of new features and functi
By Hafizah Osman 02:44 am March 14, 2019
Eastern Health has rolled out a new trial across its Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, to help patients better manage their medication after they leave the hospital.

A sample of PET images acquired from Siemens Healthineers' FlowMotion technology. Credit: Siemens Healthineers

By Hafizah Osman 01:26 am March 07, 2019
Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and Siemens Healthineers have partnered in a venture to expand oncology services available in the Northern Territory, providing the hospital with an advanced PET CT scanner that offers patients the capability to scan faster using lower doses of radiation and pe
By Hafizah Osman 10:02 pm February 28, 2019
Speaking during a panel session at the recent AFR Healthcare Summit, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) President Dr Harry Nespolon said the way remote healthcare and telehealth is offered has changed little since the 1960s.  
By Hafizah Osman 01:44 am February 22, 2019
New figures show that one in 10 Australians have opted out of the My Health Record (MHR) system, leaving participation rates at 90.1 per cent. 
By Hafizah Osman 02:21 am February 14, 2019
The cybersecurity implications of medical devices have come under scrutiny, as the digitisation of healthcare reaches a wider net of professional, personal and public environments.
By Hafizah Osman 04:10 am February 08, 2019
An Australian-developed app is combining mobile phones with telehealth principles to bring burns sufferers fast, accurate and secure specialist advice from clinicians.
By Hafizah Osman 09:22 pm January 27, 2019
In an effort to deliver on safety for patients through the establishment of protocols around AI, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has created a working group that determines how the technology fits into the world of radiology and healthcare.

Photo credit: Queenland Ambulance Service

By Hafizah Osman 10:14 pm January 20, 2019
Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has rolled out a digital system that aims to give paramedics greater access to a patient’s vital medical information in an emergency.
By Hafizah Osman 02:11 am January 14, 2019
The agency’s Annual Report 2017–18 identified that “42 data breaches (in 28 notification

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