St John of God Health Care Adopts IFC Online, EpiSoft’s Payment Process
St John of God Health Care has implemented EpiSoft’s informed financial consent and online payment process for patients.
These features are the latest addition to its epi-me online patient intake portal, also by EpiSoft. It has also been integrated into the hospital group’s online PAS.
These additions bring a “significant improvement in the efficiency” of hospitals. It allows staff to prepare a patient cost estimate from webPAS, which is then automatically exported to epi-me where it is presented alongside a national claim form.
After capturing their IFC online, a patient can choose to securely pay all out-of-hospital charges, including credit card pre-authorization for any incident they may incur upon admission. The electronically signed documents and payment receipt are then sent back to the webPAS to automatically update the patient’s account as paid.
“Allowing patients to complete their IFC, National Claims Form and make payments through the portal simplifies the admissions process for them and our admissions team,” said Debbie Hoddy, Admissions Manager. patients at St John of God Health Care.
ADHA Begins Transition to New Health API Gateway
The Australian Digital Health Agency this week began moving to a new health API gateway.
The new Health API Gateway replaces the current Oracle API Gateway to facilitate connections to My Health Record.
Full rollout of the new Health Information Gateway is expected to take between 2 and 3 weeks, according to the ADHA update.
Last year, the agency rewarded Deloitte the contract to develop the Health Information Gateway, which will provide a “secure and scalable platform for the exchange and access to health information”. It is based on modern web services and standards for HIE such as FHIR.
Medi-Map’s platform approved for use in Western Australia
A Medi-Map electronic medication management system has been approved for use in Western Australia as part of a closed electronic prescription system between an aged care facility (RACF) and a pharmacy.
The Medi-Map Medication Management System has been deemed transitionally compliant under the Electronic National Residential Medication Chart (eNRMC) Transition Agreement.
Following this accreditation, Medi-Map will still need to provide more details on the governance and staff access to its system, its procedures and a demonstration of its use as a closed system.
Since 2018, RACFs across the country have been testing eNRMC-compliant products with the aim of making them available nationwide.