FHIR likely to become mandated in the US

The US governments proposal to force providers and vendors to stop information would mean FHIR gets mandated as the health sharing standard across the US, and force others around the world to look at whether compliance should be used in their country

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Welcome to Wild Health – Irregular Insights

Wild Health Irregular Insights is a new health tech and innovation newsletter focussing on industry led insights, opinions and analysis for Australian health technology professionals

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Why aren’t cloud based patient management systems taking?

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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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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The digital health land time (and govt) forgot

At last year’s senate hearings into the My Health Record (MHR) one of the star witnesses for the defence (the defence of the MHR that is), was the Australian Digital Health Agency’s (ADHA) chief operating officer, Bettina McMahon.  Ms McMahon is a very strong second act to the ADHA’s charismatic and articulate CEO Tim Kelsey. […]

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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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Doctors influence vs doctor authority online

There’s a big difference between being a medical authority and a medical influencer. You can be both but the web and social media are blurring the lines with some likely fallout

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