Wednesday, 20 June 2018
We are pleased to announce that version 18.1 of Communicare is now publicly available after having been successfully released to several sites as a limited release. Information about the new version 18.1 features is provided below and are also demonstrated in our new Communicare Version 18.1 Feature Demonstration.
Development of version 18.2 is already complete and is now available as a limited release. Information about v18.2 features is also provided below.
Taking into account the features of each version customers are welcome to either take v18.1 or wait for v18.2 to become publicly available. If you would like to discuss please contact the Communicare Service Desk on 1800 798 441.
For more information please refer to the link below.
Version 18.1 Features or view the Upgrading to Communicare Version 18.1 features demonstration.
New Team Members
Coralie is an experienced clinician and IT professional having worked as a Clinical Nurse / Manager Operating Theatre for over 20 years, then 7 years in Health IT with WA Department of Health application development & support, and projects.
With a background in web development and over 10 years’ experience in business analysis and quality solution delivery, Mark has worked in all facets of Professional Services, with a hands on approach to customer interaction.
Richard has vast experience in software development and specialises in integration and interoperability. His role heads up all things data including data integration, data migration and data extraction. He has significant healthcare experience having held senior roles for both WA and NT Health Information Services organisations.
New Customer – Awabakal Medical Services
Telstra Health successfully completed the Awabakal Medical Services (AMS) Communicare implementation, which comprised data migration from Medical Director and professional services leading to a late December 2017 Go Live. The Telstra Health team comprised of Perth staff (Alistair Nicolson, Kresna Bell and Tim Parkinson mainly) and Brisbane staff (including Jane Enchelmaier, Monique Paddock, Jono Steedman and Chris Noble).
Awabakal celebrated its 40th year history of service delivery in 2017. From very humble beginnings it has transformed into one of the largest Aboriginal community owned and run organisations in New South Wales and became a leading example of Aboriginal development in Australia. They have well established programs in health, dental, aged care, early learning and housing.
Awabakal Medical Service has expanded to 26 permanent staff, 7 part time staff, 5 casual staff, 16 visiting specialists, 15 visiting allied health workers, 6 dental workers which is a total of 75 health professionals.
Awabakal’s service delivery area takes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens. Their main clinic is at Hamilton in Newcastle. Awabakal deliver outreach clinics to Toronto, Maitland, Karuah, Windale and Wickham. They are currently setting up 2 new clinic sites at Cardiff and Raymond Terrace.
AMS is now using 65 Communicare licenses to service 21,914 patients across 8 sites in NSW:
Our Telstra Health team found they are a “lovely health service to work with”. A couple of the GPs are previous users of Communicare (Dr Kate from Ngukurr Sunrise and Dr Jim from DDAMS).
Below is a photo of the Wickham clinic. The building is older than 100 years. It used to be a school and is now utilised by Awabakal Corporate Services, Housing Services and Aged Care. It is also utilised to run Men’s and Women’s groups, the Mum’s and Bubs programs and staff training.
New Customer – Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service
Telstra Health successfully completed the Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service (Durri ACMS) Communicare go live on 22 January 2018, which comprised data migration from Medical Director and professional services. The Telstra Health team comprised of Perth staff (Alistair Nicolson, Kresna Bell, PJ Connolly, Aaron Grillo, Steve Dixon & Tim Parkinson mainly) and Brisbane staff (Monique Paddock, Jane Enchelmaier, Jono Steedman and Chris Noble mainly).
Durri ACMS is situated at Kempsey NSW (425 km from Sydney) and is one of the largest AMS in the state. Durri means "to grow in good health" and is the traditional land of the Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr people.