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  • My Health Record opt-out window opens

    ​Australians will have a My Health Record created for them by the end of the year, unless they opt-out during a three month window which starts today.

  • Defence's e-health budget blowout

    A Department of Defence e-health project ended up costing $110 million more than budgeted and was delivered three years late, according to a new Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report.

  • Telstra enters e-health space

    Telstra (ASX: TLS) has launched an e-health business division called Telstra Health as it looks to connect patients with doctors via video conferencing, said group executive of retail, Gordon Ballantyne.

  • Australian startup snapshot: Vimcore

    Vimcore is a Sydney B2B startup that connects its customers’ employees to local healthcare providers. When not running the business, the company’s co-founder, Jessica Evans, advocates women entrepreneurship in the largely male tech startup scene.

  • Gonski departs NEHTA board

    The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has announced that former Australian Medical Association president Dr Steve Hambleton will be organisation's new chair.

  • E-health record should be opt-out: Review

    The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) should be renamed 'My Health Record' — MyHR — and shift to an opt-out model, according to a review of the system commissioned by the federal health minister, Peter Dutton.

  • NSW govt touts e-health future

    The NSW government has unveiled its Blueprint for eHealth in NSW, aimed at improving collaboration between agencies and the development of a strategy to provide services to rural and remote areas.

  • Tasmania lays foundations for e-health overhaul

    Tasmania's Department of Health and Human Services has gone to market seeking foundational building blocks for an ICT strategy that will drive better outcomes and options for patients, according to the department's deputy CIO.

  • WA govt invests in e-health initiatives in Budget 2013-14

    The Western Australian government is investing in several e-health initiatives this financial year, including $8 million over four years to develop and deliver on an emergency telehealth service in the state’s Goldfields region.

  • Telstra finalises eHealth investment

    Telstra has completed an investment in electronic health operator IP Health, which provides patient information to medical practitioners on their smartphones and tablets.

  • 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.