9 August MedicalDirector: Runner-up on Most Innovative Companies List 2018 August 9, 2018 By Danielle Cranefield Announcement, General 0 Clinical management software provider MedicalDirector has been named the second most innovative company in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Most Innovative Companies list for 2018, with the company also taking out the top award in the Best Business Model Innovation category for its cloud product, Helix. MedicalDirector’s Helix platform provides GPs with access to their patient’s health information on any device in a secure, encrypted environment and allows information to flow within healthcare organisations and hospitals. Read more (Source: Healthcare IT News) Related Reforms to Medicare compliance– firmer but fairer? Law reforms introduced from 1 July 2018 have given Medicare stronger debt recovery powers. The legislation also provides for fairer approaches to compliance, by apportioning responsibility for overpayments between both doctors and their employers or contractors, including public hospitals. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the legislation aims to deal with the “very, very small number of outliers” who don’t comply, at the same time acknowledging “the outstanding degree of integrity” among the medical workforce when the Act was being reviewed by Parliament. Single Touch Payroll STP is a reporting change that will require employers to report tax and super information to the ATO from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. The ATO is urging employers to determine what they need to do to get ready My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018 My Health Record kits being distributed to Australian healthcare providers The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record Rural Australia - Don't Opt Out Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health is urging all country people to embrace My Health Record - an online summary of their health information. Major step forward in cancer research Australian scientists have taken a "major step forward" in the world of cancer research with the discovery of a new type of drug that can put cancer cells in animals into a permanent state of sleep. Comments are closed.