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25 January 2021

DoH seeks expressions of interest in phase 1b Covid vaccine roll-out

The Australian Department of Health has issued an expression of interest for general practices capable of participating in phase 1b…
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2 December 2020

Most states and territories now live with QR code check-in apps for contact tracing

All Australian states and territories have now made QR code-based check-in apps available barring Queensland, with all making it mandatory…
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30 November 2020

DTA to add Herald Bluetooth protocol to COVIDSafe app

Australia's COVIDSafe digital contact tracing app is getting a makeover by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), which is planning to…
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25 November 2020

NT adopts COVID-safe check-in system from ACT

The Northern Territory will roll out a QR-based COVID-19 check-in system next week to provide a contactless, secure and simple…
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20 November 2020

Victoria issues quick-fire tender for COVID vaccination management system

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a tender for a COVID-19 vaccination management system that…
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18 November 2020

Jurisdictions put up hands to pilot digital data exchange for contact tracing

NSW, Victoria and the ACT are expected to pilot a digital data exchange mechanism that would allow the states and…
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15 October 2020

Plans for SaaMD registration for CovidCare app as long COVID looms

Twenty-four clinics around Australia are now taking part in a clinical trial of the University of Melbourne's CovidCare app, a…
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22 September 2020

Govt to continue subsidy for Healthdirect video conferencing and eScripts

The federal government will continue to provide free access to the Healthdirect video conferencing system for GPs as well as…
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18 September 2020

Feds extend telehealth MBS items for six months, remove bulk-billing requirement

The federal government has agreed to extend the temporary MBS item numbers for telehealth introduced in March to combat the…
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16 September 2020

Software vendors left scrambling as MBS changes for cardiac services rushed through

Medical software vendors and health funds were left scrambling over the weekend as the Department of Health hurried through changes…
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