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Telstra Invests In Electronic Health Record Specialists Ip Health

It extracts information in real time from a hospitals existing paper or electronic databases, enabling information to appear to derive from a single source for simultaneous sharing. Telstra Ventures Managing Director, Matthew Koertge, said the investment in IP Health aligned to Telstras strategy of developing new growth businesses and would build capability in Telstras Health portfolio. This investment fits with Telstras new health business unit by complementing our existing mobility and hosting solutions and expanding our offering to hospitals. IP Health will be an important asset as we continue to build capability in this area, Mr Koertge said. There are more than 1300 hospitals in Australia, most using multiple systems. This new partnership will help IP Health accelerate its growth by combining our strong and trusted brand, our technology know-how and scale with an innovative software solution. IP Healths Verdi software operates on top of existing systems, is modestly priced, quick to implement and compatible with all hospital systems. Patient information is available on mobile devices for clinicians to use anywhere which is important for specialists who work across multiple hospitals and practices, he said. IP Health CEO, Ashley Renner, said the Verdi solution enables doctors to access and update patient information and treatments, greatly reducing risks and improving response times. Many doctors are called upon out-of-hours to respond to patient needs. Verdi enables those doctors to have the patients full history at their fingertips. This means that if a doctor is called at home for an emergency they could monitor a live read of a patients ECG on their iPad, cross check their pathology results from a number of laboratories and make a recommendation to the nurse on call. Having this information on hand means that more accurate decisions can be made more quickly and at the end of the day that saves lives, Mr Renner said.

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Australian Medical Specialists to Visit Solomons

The visit is funded by AusAID and arranged by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The team of Dr Brian Costello (surgeon), Dr Anthony White (anaesthetist), Mr Simon Davies (audiologist) and Denise Whelan (nurse) will provide free consultations and treatment for Solomon Islanders between 4 14 February 2013. Patients with ear and hearing problems, tonsil, throat and neck conditions, as well as nasal and sinus problems may be treated by the medical team. Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Matt Anderson said the annual ENT visit gives Solomon Islanders the chance for specialist consultations and treatment not available in country. They provide specialist advice and treatment not generally available in Honiara as well as provide local staff with a great training opportunity, Mr Anderson said. They make a difference to the people they treat and operate on and they also boost the skills of the local surgeons, doctors and nurses at the hospital, Mr Anderson said. The ENT visit is one of several specialist medical visits made every year to Solomon Islands and is an important part of the Australian aid program to Solomon Islands. The Australian Government currently funds around 50 surgical team visits to Pacific Island countries every year to fill gaps in local medical services and provides on-the-job training to local medical staff. For more information about the visit and screening to see the medical team, contact the surgical department at the National Referral Hospital.

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