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  • AU: Labor comes up short on personally controlled e-health plan

    The government has failed to deliver on its 500,000 target for the personally controlled e-health record system, coming up short by about 100,000 consumers.

    According to a Health Department spokeswoman, the total number of PCEHR users was 397,745 as at June 30. She could not reveal the average number of logins for last month.

    That represents a whopping increase of 313,196 registrations last month alone, compared with 84,549 at the end of May.

  • AU: Labor eyes tech studies in schools

    The government has launched a $6.5 million program to boost information and communications technology as a career of choice amongst schoolchildren.

    The Digital Careers initiative is aimed at addressing an acute shortage of secondary school students choosing to study ICT, including related courses such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (stem), program coordinator National ICT Australia said.

    Freelancer.com founder Matt Barrie has in the past highlighted the urgent need to increase the number of students studying ICT.

  • AU: Labor ignored multiple e-health alerts

    Labor pushed ahead with its troubled e-health project despite repeated warnings the billion-dollar scheme was flawed.

    As federal Health Minister Peter Dutton yesterday described the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record as "meaningless", documents obtained by The Australian under Freedom of Information laws give new insight into the failure of this technological revolution.

  • AU: More bumps in e-health road

    The Gillard government's personally controlled e-health record system is facing more bumps in its rollout following frequent disruption to its software vendor testing environment.

    In the past seven months, only five vendors have passed the requirements for their software to be connected to the live e-health production platform. There are more than 250 software vendors who need their 300-400 products certified for the PCEHR.

  • AU: Most doctors reject e-health record system as 'white elephant'

    A vast majority of doctors continues to shun the government's $467 million e-health record system, with about 58 per cent saying they would never participate in the scheme.

    Some have warned that the opt-in, personally controlled e-health system, designed as an online summary of people's health information, risks becoming a white elephant.

    Patients decide who can gain access to their e-health record and it allows them to view and control information added to their record by doctors or other healthcare professionals.

  • AU: NEHTA wins a $47.2m injection

    The National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has received a $47.2 million injection that will keep it operating for another year.

    A Department of Health grants report shows NEHTA had an extension to Council of Australian Governments funding from June 5 to June 30 next year.

    US software firm MMRGlobal has alleged the government agency infringed its patents. MMR has hired legal firm Rockwell Olivier.

  • AU: Network infrastructure: The foundation of a successful business

    From communications to services, the modern world is changing. We are more online and more digital than ever before. And it’s no wonder why. According to recent research, digital transformation will add an estimated $45 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2021 and increase its total growth rate by 0.5 per cent each year.

    With an emphasis on digital products and services, alongside a focus on the adoption of emerging technologies, digital transformation has the power to accelerate growth, drive competitive advantage, and improve areas like work, healthcare, and education.

  • AU: New eye care service 'technology of the future'

    The WA Country Health Service says a new telehealth eye care service in the Goldfields-Esperance region will play a major role in the future of patient health care.

    The $1.3 million federal program will focus on Indigenous and older Australians and run for 18 months.

    The technology allows remote patients to have an instant consultation with a doctor in Perth or Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

  • AU: New South Wales: Illawarra cut off from Telehealth services

    It was billed as an innovative way to link Illawarra patients with medical specialists from across Australia and around the globe.

    Video medical consulting from the familiarity of a GP’s rooms was to remove barriers for people having difficulty getting to major cities.

    But the federal government announced it will cut Telehealth services to outer metropolitan areas from January next year - meaning Illawarra residents won’t have access.

  • AU: New South Wales: St John's app winner smart way to help in emergencies

    St John Ambulance NSW will launch a smartphone phone app it believes will save lives.

    The app, called "Responder App", was the winner of the App Aid competition, against the apps of nine other leading charities, today.

    The app was designed to provide St John volunteers with immediate access to information including tips, checklists and patient treatment guides to help in emergency treatment.

  • AU: New South Wales: Sydney stacks up against global cities on digital performance

    Sydney is one of the top ten digital cities in a ranking of global cities measuring how cities are performing in relation to internet speed and strategies and policies for new technologies.

    The inaugural Digital Cities Index (DCI) 2022ranks 30 global cities across the four thematic pillars of connectivity, services, culture and sustainability.

    The index combines quantitative and qualitative analysis, including a survey of 3,000 residents across all cities in the index.

  • AU: NICTA, eGov Cluster launch digital innovation challenge

    Canberra’s NICTA-led Australian eGovernment Cluster is hosting the launch of a $300,000 competition which will engage ACT and Canberra innovators and SMEs in the development of new, improved digital government services.

    The “Digital Canberra Challenge” is funded by the ACT Government as part of its Growth, Diversification and Jobs - A Business Development Strategy for the ACT program, and has been developed to align closely with the territory government’s broader Digital Canberra Agenda.

  • AU: No guarantee on e-health risk

    The Department of Health and Ageing has refused to guarantee that its much vaunted e-health record system is risk-free after more than 140 risks were identified before it went live on July 1.

    The Gillard government's personally controlled e-health record system, developed by Accenture, contained a staggering 142 risks of which 32 were rated extreme, 77 high and 33 medium.

  • AU: NSW trumps feds with cloud computing trials

    The NSW government has trumped its federal counterparts by unveiling plans to conduct cloud computing trials for desktop computers and messaging.

    The move will determine how NSW moves towards a whole-of-government cloud computing framework and where its $2 billion-plus IT budget should be spent.

    Finance and Services Minister Greg Pearce will today announce that Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and Fronde have been selected as key suppliers for the three-month trial at shared services agency ServiceFirst.

  • AU: Online health deadline looming

    The Gillard government must sign up more than 9600 people a day to meet its target of 500,000 registrations by the end of the month for the $467 million eHealth record system.

    It took 11 months to hit the first 250,000 as of June 5. This time the government will have about three weeks to repeat the feat.

    The government had aimed for half a million Australians with a personally controlled eHealth record by next month.

  • AU: Police to get in your face

    Biometric facial scans taken for passports, drivers' licences or nightclub entry can now be stored in police and spy agency databases, under changes to Australia's privacy laws.

    The Gillard government's new privacy legislation has removed the ban on biometric data being handed to crime-fighting agencies.

    Officials say the move could be of immense benefit in fighting crime, although privacy lobbysists liken it to a "Big Brother" development.

  • AU: Public services sites go to cloud

    Hundreds of government websites that carry non-sensitive information are set to be hosted in different locations across the globe under a public cloud framework.

    Australia.gov.au and fin­ance.gov.au will be among the first to migrate to the whole-of-government content management system, dubbed GovCMS.

    These websites contain only unclassified public information and do not allow public registration or login access to websites, says the Department of Finance.

  • AU: Queensland: Palaszczuk Government set to deliver better internet in Townsville

    The Palaszczuk Government will connect state-owned optical fibre to the North Queensland Regional Data Centre to provide better internet for up to half a million people.

    Innovation Minister Kate Jones today announced the government would provide $350,000 to Townsville City Council to connect the NQRDC to the QCN Fibre network to create the jobs of the future in North Queensland.

  • AU: SA’s e-health rollout delayed further

    The rollout of the State Government’s troubled $422 million electronic health records system has been delayed again.

    The Government revealed today that the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) will not be implemented at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) before the transition to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

  • AU: Security, BI and skills top IT priorities for CIOs

    Emerging technologies like mobility and cloud computing, along with concerns about traditional issues of security, Business Intelligence, including Big Data, and skills development, are exercising the minds of Australia’s CIOs and IT decision-makers as the top priorities to tackle in their businesses.

    The top IT business priority is security but the emerging trend of mobility now outranks ICT spending reduction, and is viewed by CIOs as a critical priority.

    In new findings from research of the Australian ICT market, research firm Telsyte, CIOs and IT decision makers are placing emerging technologies like mobility and cloud computing on their list of top IT business priorities in addition to the traditional “pain points” of security, business intelligence (including big data) and skills development.

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