Insights


The cloud over PMS cloud

Have the rumours of the death of desktop PMS for GPs and specialists, in the wake of ‘the cloud’,been greatly exaggerated? The recent troubles at major PMS vendor Medical Director, and among some of the other early cloud PMS contenders, suggest that cloud was never going to be as easy as first thought.

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Welcome to Wild Health – Irregular Insights

  Welcome to Wild Health Irregular insights, a new newsletter for those involved in the strange and fast evolving world of digital health and health technology. We are not a news newsletter – PULSE does that. We are about insights and opinions and ideas. If you don’t like our stories then simply go to the […]

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An Apple a day takes on a whole new meaning

Apple’s decision to transform from a smartphone company to a healthcare company may change all our lives

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MedicalDirector axes jobs, ex staff not happy

GP patient management software giant MedicalDirector has restructured its business significantly, letting go as many  14 staff members, according to sources.

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BetterConsult at intersection of patient and doctor data

What if your patients told you a lot of useful stuff before they sat down with you? And when they eventually walked in, you’d already read a summary of who they are, what they think is wrong with themselves, and a range of other potentially useful consultation information? Would that help? Healthshare, the folks that […]

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Police access to health records raises privacy concerns

Thousands of records containing sensitive information such as HIV-status, past abortions and mental health issues are being requested by the police every year – and doctors and privacy experts are deeply concerned about it.

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Did the Hello Health deal undo the RACGP commercial manager?

Did the Hello Health RACGP debacle bring the long time RACGP commercial manager Craig Martin undone? If you’re trying to slide something under the media radar, then the twilight zone between Christmas and New Year is as good a time as any to do the deed. So it seems with the departure of Craig Martin […]

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Reasons to love our medical software and data industry

Just before Xmas , the medical software industry of Australia put a very large and potentially game-changing stake in the ground, which may have a very positive impact on doctors (and patients) around the country – eventually. Although not that well-funded – it’s still a relatively small group of local and global players – the […]

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Doctors influence vs doctor authority online

When I look on Twitter here’s how I see physician authority and influence: Authority – These are the true leaders in medicine with deep knowledge, experience and credibility in their domain. These are the leaders among physicians. The power hitters. And not necessarily academics. Influence – Those with lots of followers or influence as determined […]

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Police can acess medical data, MHR or not

An examination of the legislation underpinning Medicare Australia has revealed that the precedent for the police accessing MyHealthRecord without a warrant was set a long time ago. Medicare Australia is legally allowed to share linked PBS and MBS data with law enforcement without a court order, so long as the disclosure is “reasonably necessary” to […]

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