Feeds

IBM scores $23.6m e-health deal

Health records set to go viral

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

IBM has secured a $23.6m dollar contract with the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to design and build Australia’s National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) project.

The government project will provide the first nationwide secure and authenticated service for healthcare organisations and personnel to exchange e-health information. The programme will eventually cover over 600,000 Australian doctors, nurses and allied health providers.

The project will be the foundation of transforming Australia’s health system into an e-health system deploying initiatives like a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCeHR), and aims to drive the smarter use of data, information and communications in healthcare delivery.

NEHTA was established in 2005 by the Australian federal, state and territory governments to identify and develop the foundations necessary for an e-health system.

Under the deal, IBM will tip in its combined hardware, software and services capabilities to manage the project delivery of the NASH system for Australia’s healthcare providers. This will include industry and technology consulting, security and access management technologies, and IT infrastructure management services.

“Our agreement with IBM enables NEHTA to build a system that will give healthcare professionals timely and secure access to appropriate patient information,” said NEHTA CEO Peter Fleming. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?