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  • NSW Health calls time on GroupWise, preps Exchange move

    NSW Health has started preparing the consolidation of all its disparate e-mail systems into one Microsoft Exchange environment for some 200,000 end-users across the state government department with the big loser being Novell's GroupWise.

  • EMR success needs IT wake up: NSW e-health CIO

    The success of an electronic medical records (EMR) project will depend on a level of high-velocity, mission-critical ICT not seen before in the sector, says the NSW Department of Health’s director of e-health and ICT strategy branch Ian Rodgers.

  • NSW Health moving to single payroll

    NSW Health is considering the consolidation of its multiple salary packaging solutions into a standard state-wide salary packaging solution.

  • Is open source the key to successful national e-health?

    The Federal Government and healthcare industry bodies should abandon proprietary software and embrace open source if Australia is to have a successful national e-health platform, argues e-health academic, Professor Jon Patrick. Professor Patrick, who heads up the health information technology research laboratory at the University of Sydney, said the existing proprietary software used in the health industry lacked the flexibility and cost-effectiveness to meet the demands of emergency department clinical situations.

  • NSW Health to spend $100m on electronic medical records

    After many promises and trials, NSW Health has committed $100 million over the next two years to replace existing paper-based health records in public hospitals with a state-wide electronic system aimed at improving patient care.