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No new fax machines as NHS plans to ditch the outmoded tech by 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says shedding the legacy paper-based devices will improve privacy and security concerns, and enable better data sharing.


National group to explore linking regional clinical portals in New Zealand

A national group is being formed to start work on linking the country’s four regional clinical portals, with approval from the district health boards’ (DHBs) chief information officers.

The group is being led by Stella Ward, chief digital officer at Canterbury DHB.

If successful, the project would allow any clinician involved in a patient’s care to view that person’s computerised health data from anywhere across New Zealand.

Victoria’s Bass Coast Health integrates clinical and administrative system using MasterCare EMR

The MasterCare EMR solution will be used by Bass Coast Health clinicians to govern the assessment and management plans of clients, along with the monitoring and measuring of on-going outcomes.

Can technology restore humanity to healthcare?

With EHR frustrations at a boiling point and physician burnout at epidemic levels, it's time to rethink the way IT is designed, developed and deployed to better enable a human touch, says one clinician.

Memorial Hermann earns HIMSS Davies for reducing falls

System deployed clinical decision support alerts along with its EHR to lead the country with the least amount of patient falls.

ONC names winners of Certified Health IT Product List challenge

Three winners and one honorable mention have been announced in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Certified Health IT Product List Data Challenge. The competitors were tasked to find ways for users of the Certified Health IT Product List to make better use of the granular data it keeps on every technology product that has been approved by ONC.

The winners include:

KLAS: More healthcare orgs should join CommonWell-Carequality efforts

Many EHR and health IT vendors have eliminated obstacles to participation, and most have made connection to the network plug-and-play, a new report says.

Want to increase your hospital's operational efficiency and cohesiveness? Huddle up, says Intermountain Healthcare's CEO

Marc Harrison said the escalation process, which includes daily huddles with all levels of staff, has provided operational clarity, improved safety.