News Archive - 2012

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December 2012 - NIMIS Live in Waterford Regionall

19th December: Waterford Regional Hospital have this morning gone live with NIMIS, the national radiological information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communications system (PACS) which is being rolled out by the HSE. If you are already a Healthlink user you will receive these results automatically; if you are not already registered with us please click on the Apply link above or contact info@healthlink.ie


November 2012 - NIMIS Live in Mayo General

Healthlink users in the Mayo region can now download Radiology results from Mayo General Hospital. This is the second NIMIS site to go live this month and the service is a welcome addition for GPs in the community.


November 2012 - Healthlink at ICGP Winter Meeting

Healthlink is exhibiting at the ICGP Winter Meeting hosted by the ICGP Network of Establishing GPs. This conference takes place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath on Saturday 24th November. We hope to meet many of our users there to update you on developments in the project, newly launched services and plans for the coming year.


November 2012 - NIMIS Live in Portiuncula Hospital

Portiuncula Hospital has today, 20th November 2012 begun sending Radiology results through HealthlinkOnline. The availability of this service is thanks to the continued roll-out of the HSE's NIMIS project and Healthlink is delighted to work with the national team to send patient reports to local GPs. If you are already a Healthlink user you will receive these results automatically; if you are not already registered with us please click on the Apply link above or contact info@healthlink.ie


November 2012 - Healthlink at HISI

Healthlink is exhibiting at the 17th Annual HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium which takes place on the 14th and 15th November 2012, in the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin. If you are attending, drop by our stand to say hello! Eileen Nolan and Marie Lafoy from the National Cancer Control Programme are giving a presentation on Thursday afternoon entitled 'ELECTRONIC CANCER REFERRAL FROM A USER'S PERSPECTIVE - AN UPDATE FROM THE NCCP'.


October 2012 - NIMIS Live in St. Luke's, Kilkenny

23rd October 2012: St. Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny have this morning gone live with NIMIS, the national radiological information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communications system (PACS) which is being rolled out by the HSE. St. Luke's is the 14th hospital to introduce NIMIS and Healthlink has worked with 11 of these to send corresponding Radiology results to the GP community.


October 2012 - Prostate Cancer Referrals Online from Waterford Regional

We are pleased to announce that Prostate Cancer Referrals can now be sent online to Waterford Regional Hospital. GPs using the accredited Practice Management Systems can place referrals from within their patient files to the Prostate Clinic. Other users can access the referral form on the HealthlinkOnline website. For training or further information please contact 01 8825720.


October 2012 - NIMIS Live in Connolly Hospital

Connolly Hospital GPs can now receive Radiology Reports electronically through HealthlinkOnline. This project is part of the national roll out of the HSE's National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) system which is live in Connolly Hospital from today, 2nd October. If you are already a Healthlink-user you will automatically receive these reports, however if you are not registered with us please click on the 'Apply' link above or contact us on info@healthlink.ie for further information.


July 2012 - NIMIS Live in Naas

We are pleased to announce that Radiology Reports are live from Naas General Hospital. This project is part of the national roll out of the HSE's National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) system which HealthlinkOnline interfaces with to send Radiology reports to GPs. If you are already a Healthlink-user you will automatically receive reports immediately however if you are not already registered with us please click on the 'Apply' link above or contact us on info@healthlink.ie for further information.


June 2012 - Lab Results from Our Lady's Hospital, Navan

We are pleased to announce that Lab results are live from Our Lady's Hospital, Navan. This has been a long-awaited service for our users in the area and we would like to thank our colleagues in the lab for their support on this project. If you are not already registered with us for this hospital please contact us on info@healthlink.ie


June 2012 - Healthlink Newsletter

Click here for Issue 13.


May 2012 - Beacon Hospital Discharge Summaries Live

We are pleased to announce the expansion of services from the Beacon Hospital; Discharge Summaries are now being sent to all GPs. If you are already set up to receive Radiology reports from the Beacon you will automatically receive these messages however if you are not please contact us on info@healthlink.ie and we will enable your account.


April 2012 - eGovernment Award for Cancer Referral Project

We are delighted to report that the NCCP Electronic Referral Project won the Cross Agency award at the recent Ireland eGovernment Awards. The referral project is a joint initiative between the NCCP, Healthlink, ICGP, GPIT Group and HSE ICT Directorate. The Awards, now in their 12th year are the recognised benchmark for excellence in Irish eGovernment services and standards. The ceremony took place on 25 April 2012 in Dublin Castle.


April 2012 - New Pilot with Beacon Hospital

A pilot of Discharge Summary reports from the Beacon Hospital has begun. The pilot shall run for approximately four weeks after which time we will make these messages available to all our registered GPs.


March 2012 - Lab Messaging Live from the NVRL

We are delighted to announce that Virology reports from the National Virus Reference Lab are available through HealthlinkOnline. This is a long-awaited development for all users nationally and we would like to thank all those involved in the project for their support and work in delivering this new service.


February 2012 - Healthlink Newsletter

Click here for Issue 12


February 2012 - Euromedic Ireland Joins the National Healthlink Project

Euromedic Ireland, the leading primary care diagnostic imaging provider, has joined up with Healthlink to send results of medical scans electronically to GPs. Their 3 Dublin-based clinics - Dundrum, Northwood and Charlemont plus the Cork and Kilkenny clinics are all sending results through Healthlink which will bring significant benefits to General Practitioners by enabling fast access to radiology results for their patients. All Healthlink-registered GPs are eligible to use this service, please contact us at info@healthlink.ie and we will enable your account.


February 2012 - Launch of ICGP Guidance Document for GPs on National Referral Form to Secondary Care

The ICGP have officially launched a guidance document on the national referral template. The four accredited practice management systems can produce the referral template in paper format. Click on the following link for instruction guides on using the form in each of the individual systems:
http://www.icgp.ie/go/in_the_practice/information_technology/national_referral_form


January 2012 - Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly Launches Electronic Cancer Referrals

On Friday, 27th January, the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly launched the Electronic Referral Project for Breast, Lung and Prostate Clinics. This project is a joint initiative between Healthlink, the NCCP and the ICGP/GPIT group. Standardised cancer referral forms have been developed and can be sent by GPs from within the accredited practice management systems to a Consultant at one of the 8 designated cancer centres. All referrals are guaranteed a response within 5 working days. The service has already been live for some time with over 4000 referrals sent last year across the three disciplines. The NCCP has set a target of having 20% of all Breast, Prostate and Lung referrals made electronically by the end of 2012.

Reilly hails electronic referral service - The Irish Times, Friday, January 27, 2012
GPs use new electronic patient referral system - RTE News, Friday, January 27, 2012
Electronic GP referrals to cut waiting times - The Irish Times, Saturday, January 28, 2012
Online referral system for cancer cases rolled out - Irish Examiner, Saturday, January 28, 2012


January 2012 - St. James's Discharge Summaries sent online

We are delighted to announce the availability of Discharge Summaries from St. James's Hospital. These reports will be sent to all St. James's GPs who are registered with us and similar to Lab and Radiology reports can be downloaded into your practice management system. We would like to thank our colleagues in St. James's IMS Department plus the group of pilot GPs for their support on this project. If you have any queries please contact us on 01 8287115.