Industry Focus

Keep up to date with the latest in healthcare industry news and trends.

Industry Focus Article

21 Dec 2012

Waikato goes live with revamped path lab

Waikato Hospital in New Zealand has completed a $10 million revamp of its pathology laboratory, involving building a special containment lab for testing for infectious organisms and a new laboratory information management system (LIMS) that it says is the first of its kind in Australasia.

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CSC Award

04 Dec 2012

CSC Healthcare Group wins the HINZ Clinicians’ Challenge

CSC’s Healthcare Group won first place at the recent HINZ 2012 Clinicians’ Challenge.

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Obstacle course

26 Nov 2012

Running a clinical obstacle course?

Do your clinicians feel like they are on an information obstacle course? Our clinical desktop solutions make it easier for doctors and nurses to care.

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Industry Focus Article

14 Nov 2012

Green tick for the PCEHR in acute care

Pulse IT journalist Kate McDonald explains how St. Vincent's is letting clinicians at the hospital know when a patient has a PCEHR.

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Industry Update - interview

06 Sep 2012

CSC’s James Rice Interviewed on “The Business”

The introduction of faster 4G communications in Australia is predicted to benefit businesses and consumers. Healthcare in particular, is set to take advantage of this technology evolution.

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Industry Focus Article

23 Aug 2012

E-prescribing proving effective in NZ hospitals

Dunedin Hospital is leading the way with the nationwide rollout of the e-prescribing system CSC MedChart, which is to be live in all New Zealand hospitals by 2014 as part of the Go For Gold strategy.

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Industry Focus Article

17 Aug 2012

New Zealand goes for gold in medication management

New Zealand has taken on the ambitious target of rolling out an electronic medications management (eMM) system in every hospital in the country by 2014.

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Industry Focus Article

24 Jul 2012

Waikato DHB go live with CSC Laboratory

On 14 July 2012 the Waikato DHB of New Zealand went live with CSC Laboratory (iSL). The new $4.3 million laboratory information system project is part of almost $10 million invested by the DHB in laboratory services over the past four years.

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Industry Focus Article

05 Jun 2012

CSC eHealth Solution Ultragenda at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

A major Singapore hospital chooses Ultragenda, CSC Enterprise Scheduling, to improve referrals, appointments and scheduling across hospital departments and medical clinics. A first for Singapore, Ultragenda includes clinician-defined order sets.

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Industry Focus Article

16 May 2012

Enterprise scheduling: transforming healthcare and meeting financial challenges

The NHS faces mounting financial pressures, yet the government is determined to see improvements in the quality of care, even as demand continues to rise.

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CSC Queue Manager

23 Apr 2012

Automated queue management in a care setting

Read how Melton Health Super Clinic reduced waiting times, use of reception services and waiting room floor space with CSC's integrated queuing solution.

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iSOFT Medication Management - doctor at laptop

29 Mar 2012

MedChart momentum in the UK fuelled by evidence of eMM benefits

New research suggests that electronic medication management may be the only effective way to reduce medication error.

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iSOFT Medication Management - doctor at laptop

21 Feb 2012

e-prescribing slashes medication errors, study shows

Medication errors can be reduced by 66% with electronic prescribing technology, says new study by the University of NSW.

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Industry Focus Article

01 Dec 2011

Use of HIE data in a network of EDs saves $1.9 million

A network of EDs in the USA achieved significant cost savings resulting from the electronic exchange of health information. The results are encouraging as Australia works toward an HIE framework as part of the national eHealth program led by NEHTA.

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Industry Focus Article

10 Nov 2011

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney - an electronic medication management pioneer

A paper published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia describes how implementation of the iSOFT MedChart system led to a 50% reduction in prescribing errors.

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iSOFT Medication Management - doctor at laptop

16 Aug 2011

Electronic medication chart improves medication safety

Since implementing iSOFT Medication Management (MedChart) in October 2010, the Dunedin Hospital has reduced medication error by more than 90%.

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iSOFT Medication Management - pharmacist dispensing

16 Aug 2011

Medication management: A diminishing role for pharmacy?

Electronic medication charts such at iSOFT Medication Management (MedChart) improve the ability of the hospital pharmacist to participate fully in patient care.

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iSOFT Mobility Suite - Simon Woods Cabrini

07 Jun 2011

Cabrini doctors more mobile with new iPad app

A new iPad app is enabling doctors at Cabrini Health in Melbourne instant access to patient results and critical information at their fingertips, anytime and anywhere, inside or outside the hospital, using a new application by eHealth engineer iSOFT.

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Industry Focus Article

02 Jun 2011

Macquarie University Hospital uses iSOFT Solutions

Utilising iSOFT clinical information systems, Macquarie University Hospital is the first fully digital private hospital in Australia. A patient’s entire medical record can be added to or accessed from any computer, anywhere in the hospital.

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Dr Bowers

02 May 2011

Webinar: Electronic Medication Management

Within months of implementing the iSOFT Medication Management system (formerly known as MedChart), the hospital saw a significant reduction in medication error and an increase in staff efficiency.

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Industry Update - interview

13 Apr 2011

iSOFT Medication Management solution solves doctor scribble

In a recent Canberra Times article Dr John Ainge discusses the need to replace old hand written medication charts in an effort to eradicate errors in prescribing and administrating drugs to patients.

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Briefing

16 Mar 2011

iSOFT Patient Flow Executive Briefings

iSOFT will be hosting a number of executive briefings in March and April throughout Australia to discuss improving patient flow across the acute care hospital, all the way from out-patient clinics, the emergency department, admissions, billing and finance.

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Industry Focus Article

08 Mar 2011

Implementing Electronic Medication Management: Five Traps to Avoid

Implementing electronic medication management, or any clinical application for that matter, is a daunting task that can be fraught with danger. Where to begin?

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Industry Focus Article

25 Nov 2010

Vic iPad rollout a positive

iSOFT has welcomed an election policy which could see iPads rolled out to every doctor in Victoria’s public hospitals.

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Social Media

05 Aug 2010

Mayo Clinic to launch social media center

The new Center for Social Media, slated to launch at Mayo Clinic in late September, seeks to accelerate effective social media use at the clinic.

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Social Media

05 Aug 2010

Social Media in the NHS

NHS Salford has devised an innovative knowledge sharing chat via Twitter to discuss the use of social media within the NHS.

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Industry Update - interview

06 Apr 2010

HIStalk interviews Gary Cohen

Influential healthcare IT news and opinion site, HIStalk, interviews iSOFT Executive Chairman and CEO, Gary Cohen.

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Industry Focus Article

03 Mar 2010

A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia

The Rudd Government today announced major structural reforms to Australia’s health and hospital system.

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