Blog https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/rss How many secure digital messages are being exchanged in your region? And how could you help even more professionals avoid the pitfalls of paper?New Blog Entry https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/secure-messaging-volume-by-all-phn-regions/ <p>How many secure digital messages are being exchanged in your region? And how could you help even more professionals avoid the pitfalls of paper?</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:22:58 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/secure-messaging-volume-by-all-phn-regions/ The World Community Grid https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/the-world-community-grid/ <p><span style='font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-NZ; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>HealthLink is currently contributing CPU power towards projects as part of the World Community Grid.</span></p> Mon, 30 May 2016 03:33:45 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/the-world-community-grid/ HealthLink Australia Newsletter - April 2016 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/healthlink-australia-newsletter-april-2016/ <p>HealthLink Australia Newsletter - April 2016</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:58:34 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/healthlink-australia-newsletter-april-2016/ Best Practice goes Premier and Includes Aduro SmartForms Technology https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/new-blog-entry/ <p>Our friends at Pulse+IT report that Best Practice (Bp) has gone through a rebranding for its clinical and management modules which are now known as 'Bp Premier". HealthLink notes that this release includes our highly anticipated Aduro SmartForms technology.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/new-blog-entry/ A merry message from HealthLink https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/a-merry-message-from-healthlink-en-nz/ <p>Enjoy yourself and relax this holiday season 2016 is going to be huge for eHealth in Australia</p> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:53:12 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/a-merry-message-from-healthlink-en-nz/ HealthLink Newsletter October 2015 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/healthlink-newsletter-october-2015/ <p>HealthLink's Newsletter for October 2015</p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:07:03 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/healthlink-newsletter-october-2015/ Delivering certainty in care for over 21 years - win dinner on HealthLink! https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/21-years-of-delivering-certainty-in-care-win-dinner-on-healthlink/ We all want the very best healthcare for our loved ones and ourselves.  This is what has inspired us to keep doing what we do for over 21 years now.  Wed, 28 Oct 2015 02:28:00 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/21-years-of-delivering-certainty-in-care-win-dinner-on-healthlink/ Specialist letters picking up steam on the PCEHR https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/specialist-letters-picking-up-steam-on-the-pcehr/ <p>Pulse+IT is reporting that after more than three years of operation, the number of specialist letters being uploaded to the PCEHR is finally picking up, with over 4000 now on the national system</p> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 04:32:46 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/specialist-letters-picking-up-steam-on-the-pcehr/ West Auckland CareInsight Pilot Live at Westgate Medical Centre & A & E https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/west-auckland-careinsight-westgate-medical/ <p>Westgate Medical Centre in Fernhill, Massey services over 10,000 enrolled patients plus A &amp; E patients from the greater Waitakere area.</p> <p>Dr Richard Selkon, General Manager of Westgate, is now piloting HealthLink's CareInsight service. The information provided by CareInsight will be of vital importance, he says, in urgent situations where patients are brought in unconscious or with chest pain, for example, and can’t say what medications they are on.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:21:22 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/west-auckland-careinsight-westgate-medical/ White Cross Accident & Medical in Henderson Gears Up for CareInsight https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/white-cross-accident-and-medical-in-henderson-gears-up-for-careinsight/ Westcare White Cross Accident and Medical Centre in Henderson is gearing up to take full advantage of HealthLink’s CareInsight service, which will allow the 24-hour walk-in centre to offer the highest level of excellence in patient care and management.  Their new Clinical Director, Dr Preggie Naicker, believes their use of CareInsight will be very broad, enabling the centre’s ten full time doctors and numerous part-timers to easily check patients’ immunisation histories, hospital records, tests and more. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:35:36 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/white-cross-accident-and-medical-in-henderson-gears-up-for-careinsight/ Collaboration - The Sum Is Greater Than The Parts https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/collaboration-the-sum-is-greater-than-the-parts/ As Director of accessable Environmental Health Management Services, HealthLink and I have been working very closely together to develop innovative online forms solutions.  It has become a very effective working relationship.  Tue, 28 May 2013 11:02:16 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/collaboration-the-sum-is-greater-than-the-parts/ What Do General Practices Really, Really Think? (About The Use of Information Technology) https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/what-do-general-practices-really-really-think-about-the-use-of-information-technology/ In February, HealthLink undertook a survey of general practices’ attitudes to the use of information technology.   We were interested in learning whether or not the emergence of the Internet and related technologies had changed practices’ attitudes to patient privacy, how much practices used their computers during clinical consultations and how keen they were to use their computers to find information about patients from remote sources. Mon, 27 May 2013 10:56:55 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/what-do-general-practices-really-really-think-about-the-use-of-information-technology/ End of the ‘Golden Weather’ for Big, Top-down Health IT projects https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/end-of-the-golden-weather-for-big-top-down-health-it-projects-/ I would like to discuss a key trend we are now seeing:  large government-sponsored shared medical records projects hitting the same obstacles all over the world. Fri, 24 May 2013 10:32:57 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/end-of-the-golden-weather-for-big-top-down-health-it-projects-/ (video) HealthLink's CareInsight Service Now Rolled Out Across Northland https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/northland/ Northland’s medical community is one of the most united medical communities in the country.  The Northlanders have a long history of working together to improve delivery of patient care and they are regularly at the forefront of any innovation.  Having a relatively sparse population spread over a number of centres, Northland has some interesting logistical challenges. Recently the decision was taken to select an After Hour/Emergency Department solution to meet Northland’s needs.  HealthLink’s CareInsight system was chosen.  Here are a few comments about the system from Chris Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Manaia PHO in Whangarei.“HealthLink has contracted with the two Northland PHOs; Manaia and Te Tai Tokerau to install CareInsight throughout the district.  CareInsight has been installed in all but four of the 36 Northland-based General Practices. The entire implementation from first communication out to our practices to completed installs took ten weeks. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:25:33 +1200 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/northland/ Australians - Are You PIP Ready for February 1st? HealthLink Is... https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/australians-are-you-pip-ready-for-february-1st-healthlink-is/ As Australian GP Practices apply for eHealth Practice Incentive Payments (PIP) they will need compliant Secure Messaging software in place.  Healthlink is an eligible supplier of Secure Messaging Capability as listed on the NEHTA website. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:20:35 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/australians-are-you-pip-ready-for-february-1st-healthlink-is/ Winners Of Our Gourmet Lunch Competition - Congratulations! https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/winners-of-our-gourmet-lunch-competition-congratulations/ Thanks to everyone who sent in their ideas for blog articles for 2013, as part of our &quot;Win a Gourmet Lunch&quot; competition this week.   A $100 restaurant voucher is winding its way to each of the following winners as I write: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:24:41 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/winners-of-our-gourmet-lunch-competition-congratulations/ New Zealand Attains First Place Ranking in Health Information Exchange https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/new-zealand-attains-first-place-ranking-in-health-information-exchange/ New Zealand has been given Number 1 ranking in the level of cross-sector health information exchange by The Commonwealth Fund in its 2012 survey of eleven countries.  Previous Commonwealth Fund studies have given New Zealand high rankings in various surveys but this is the first one that has focused directly on the level of Health Information Exchange (HIE). Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:31:23 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/new-zealand-attains-first-place-ranking-in-health-information-exchange/ Happy Christmas & Thank You! (Win a Gourmet Lunch on Us) https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/happy-christmas-and-thank-you-win-a-gourmet-lunch-on-us/ It&#039;s now only 8 more sleeps until the big day and if you&#039;re anything like me, after a busy and productive year, you&#039;ll be wondering where 2012 went! Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:27:10 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/happy-christmas-and-thank-you-win-a-gourmet-lunch-on-us/ CareInsight: Over 5,000 Successful Patient Look-Ups PLUS 2 New Services in 2013 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/careinsight-over-5000-successful-patient-look-ups-plus-2-new-services-in-2013/ One of the fastest growing areas of eHealth is that of online enquiry into GP and pharmacy records.  CareInsight is a leading tool for performing online enquiries and over the past year has really proved its worth.  As you can see from the graph below, the look-up numbers are climbing very fast, with nearly 1,000 successful queries performed in November alone.  CareInsight is now installed in the Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Gisborne and right across Northland (including hospital and after hours facilities in Whangarei, Dargaville, The Bay of Islands and Kaitaia).  The sheer usefulness of the CareInsight system has sparked considerable interest from both New Zealand and Australia; where we will begin offering services in the new year. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:35:21 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/careinsight-over-5000-successful-patient-look-ups-plus-2-new-services-in-2013/ 2012 HINZ Conference - See You There! https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/careinsight-over-5000-successful-patient-look-ups-plus-2-new-services-in-2/ We are now fast approaching the annual HINZ conference which is a major event on the New Zealand health informatics calendar.  This year we have a number of outstanding international speakers including: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:38:42 +1300 https://www.healthlink.net/en_AU/blog/careinsight-over-5000-successful-patient-look-ups-plus-2-new-services-in-2/