Stories by Chloe Herrick

NEHTA presses pause on e-health records

The National E-Heath Transition Authority (NEHTA) has halted the implementation of primary care desktop software development at a number of lead implementation sites for the $466.7 million Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project.

UTS on the hunt for CIO

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is on the lookout for a CIO to head up its IT department and implement new initiatives as part of a $1 billion upgrade to the university.

NSW govt appoints CIO

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has appointed Emily Morgan as its CIO on a six-month contract to facilitate and run a project across its IT infrastructure.

NeHTA rejects electronic health record fears

The National E-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA) will maintain its current design for personal e-health records despite acknowledging concerns that increased consumer control over health information could potentially result in poorer health outcomes for patients.

Feature: Data Dilemma

When it comes to storage infrastructure, few topics have been more talked about in 2011 than the phenomenon of ‘Big Data’ — the exponential growth of data — largely off the back of the huge transactional systems which underpin global commerce — which must be stored, backed up and archived.

The Grill: Microsoft’s global CTO, Norm Judah

<b>Chloe Herrick:</b> What is Microsoft’s roadmap for the next three years?
Norm Judah: On the Cloud side, we’ve been in the services business for a long time not confusing technology services from consulting services...

CSG calls off potential takeover

IT services company, CSG (ASX: CSV), has put to bed any potential acquisitions, following a non-binding off-market offer in September, citing the process was not in the best interest of its shareholders.

Q&A: Brighton Grammar director of ICT, David Humphreys

Victoria-based Brighton Grammar School is no stranger to a significant ICT project, with the school currently in the process of replacing textbooks with tablets to provide a more interactive and collaborative way of learning and teaching.

E-health test site kicks off e-discharge pilot

A Katoomba-based hospital has kicked off a trial under which it will share electronic discharge summaries with GPs and vice versa, ahead of the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) launch in July 2011.

Aussie retailers to cut costs with managed print services

After a tumultuous year for Australian retailers, the industry’s national body has formed a five year managed print services partnership with Upstream Print Solutions in an effort to cut costs internally and for its members.

Electoral commission registers e-voting uptick in NSW by-election

Record numbers of NSW voters used the state electoral commission’s e-voting system, iVote, to cast their ballot in the recent by-election for the seat of Clarence. The number of voters who employed iVote in the electorate more than doubled compared to the March state election.