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12 Jul 2019

A Federal Government agency is partnering with Australian software organisations to design world leading software for medical specialists.

The Australian Digital Health Agency has provided nine specialist software vendors with $40,000 to complete designs that seamlessly and securely integrate the My Health Record into their current systems to bring benefits to specialists, such as cardiologists or anaesthetists.

In addition to the funding, the Agency will provide design expertise to work with each vendor’s design teams to co-produce improvements in design with their users.

Following an open approach to market, the Agency is partnering with: 

  • Best Practice Software;
  • Clinic to Cloud;
  • Clinical Computers;
  • Genie Solutions;
  • Intrahealth;
  • Medical-Objects;
  • Medical Wizard;
  • Software for Specialists; and
  • Zedmed. 

The software organisations will work with the Agency and specialists to develop these designs over the coming months.

Many specialists already use My Health Record through software systems they use in public and private hospitals. Having easy access to the My Health Record system in their private clinics as well will ensure a more complete picture of a patient is available during specialist consultations and improve continuity across care settings.

The Agency ran an expression of interest process in May 2019, where software developers with a clinical information system being used in at least 10 private specialist practices in Australia at May 1, 2019 were invited to apply.

Published: 12 Jul 2019