The federal government has signalled it will not be constructing a new national repository for individual heath records as part of its $467M program to deliver a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for every Australian by June 2012.

The move to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) at Barwon Health has delivered real benefits, says Health Information Services (HIS) Operations Manager Michelle Martella.


Organisations everywhere are exploring solutions to automate enterprise business processes using SharePoint. Here are two smart examples of at Queensland’s Redland City Council and the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.


US firm AccessData is making a concerted push into the Australian ediscovery market, launching its new Sydney regional headquarters and announcing software support for the unique requirements of Australia’s Courts and litigation support environment.


An insurance company in San Francisco, a manufacturer in Germany, a professional services consulting firm in Toronto - all looking to use SharePoint 2010 as their document management platform, but finding that they cannot satisfy their requirements by using SharePoint’s ‘outof- the-box’ functionality. Noel Williams looks at how requirements were met by using a combination of SharePoint 2010 and add-on software from the MacroView Document Management Framework.


Canberra based media digitisation and archiving business DAMsmart has announced the commencement of a project to digitise and preserve the videotape holdings of the National Library of Australia (NLA).


A report issued by the NSW Auditor-General, Peter Achterstraat, has found that a lack of critical infrastructure means the State Records Authority is declining NSW Government agencies’ requests to archive digital information, despite a ministerial memorandum acknowledging the increasing use of digital information.


The New Zealand Parliament has called a tender for intranet and internet website content management software, although the solution will have to integrate with a .Net platform for document management.


According to a recent global survey on data wiping practices, Kroll Ontrack found less than half of businesses regularly deploy a method of erasing sensitive data from old computers and hard drives.


Organisations using SAP as a core business system should have a flying start in providing information contained in the database to decision makers through the transaction systems – but what about the information not in the SAP database? Abie Spies sets out the challenge.