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NT Health extends clinical decision support contract with Alcidion

NT Health has signed a contract with listed health tech firm Alcidion to upgrade to the latest Miya Precision clinical decision support platform.

The department, which runs five public hospitals and community and remote health centres serving over 200,000 people, has been one of the early adopters of Alcidion’s original Miya platform. 

Its extended use contract will see the deployment of Miya Precision with core modules Miya Flow and Access and the ability to add more modules over time across its entire network.

Miya Precision is an FHIR-event-based clinical support solution that facilitates multiple clinical and operational applications. It provides clinicians with actionable insights by consolidating information from disparate systems.

WHY IT MATTERS

According to a press release, the platform will support the network’s management of patient flow and beds across Northern Territory hospitals and satellite centres. It will be complemented by the deployment of electronic journey boards, integrated bed management, hospital operations command centre, and a dedicated emergency department functionality.

Miya Precision will be integrated with NT Health’s Acacia Electronic Medical Record currently implemented across its network.

THE LARGER TREND

In October last year, the Sydney Local Health District also extended its contract with Alcidion to use Miya Precision to remotely monitor patients with acute diverticulitis. It initially used the platform for a year to support RPA Virtual Hospital’s remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients under home isolation. 

The platform has also been adopted by two ACT Health-led hospitals – Canberra Hospital and The University of Canberra Hospital, since 2020.

Miya Precision is presently being used in a research project by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) to identify priority areas across regional and metropolitan hospitals in Australia where decision support tools will add value.

In other related news, NT Health, together with the University of South Australia and the DHCRC, is developing a clinical decision support tool to help doctors issue accurate prescriptions for patients dealing with kidney failure. The solution will be later piloted in urban and remote primary health centres and community pharmacies in NT.

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