Feeds

Oz stalls e-health trials

Pilot catches bugs in specs

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Australia’s e-health implementation has stalled because of cross-version software incompatibilities, it emerged yesterday.

The agency responsible for the rollout, the National E-Health Transition Authority, made the announcement on January 24, stating that an assessment of the Primary Care desktop software “highlighted some technical incompatibilities across versions”.

The software, part of the introduction of Australia’s personal e-health records, was being piloted at a number of sites in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and the Northern Territory, to give the software a “real world” outing during the implementation.

The problem is reportedly that clinical patient summaries produced by different versions of the software are incompatible.

“NEHTA is acting after internal checks detected issues in the latest release of its specifications in November 2011,” the authority said in a statement.

The authority expects to complete revisions to the specifications by mid-March.

The delay will, however, make it difficult for NEHTA to meet the government’s deadline for the half-billion-dollar project. Australians were intended to have a “personally controlled e-health record” (PCEHR) by July 1 this year. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report
Hang on, Ed wasn't here when we compiled THIS document
Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories
No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok?
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
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?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.