Population Health Solutions

As part of our commitment to improving lives through connected healthcare, Telstra Health is working with health organisations and funders to integrate clinical information around a patient to support a more patient-focused health system.

Our health information platforms and registers provide a secure and robust way to connect patients’ health information across multiple providers in near real time, across whole populations and sectors. This enables clinicians to have a more complete view of their patient’s health information, supporting improved quality and safety of care.

Telstra Health’s health information platforms and registers currently support the National Cancer Screening Register and Real Time Prescription Monitoring.

Our expertise

Improving cancer screening outcomes through a centralised cancer screening database

The NCSR is a digital health platform that enables a single electronic record for each person in Australia participating in cervical and bowel screening.

Preventing prescription medication misuse

Real Time Prescription Monitoring provides near real-time, accurate and up-to-date clinical data about a patient’s medication history at the point of prescribing and dispensing to identify patients who may be at risk of medication misuse.

National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR)

Cancer screening saves lives. The NCSR is a digital health platform that enables a single electronic record for each person in Australia participating in cervical and bowel screening. It helps improve cancer screening outcomes for individuals by inviting and reminding eligible people when they are due for screening, and by providing screening histories to a patient’s healthcare providers to help inform appropriate care.

The NCSR is the first digital health system in Australia to comprehensively link all relevant population screening stakeholders. Commonwealth and state health authorities, GPs, specialists, public and private pathology services, and the participant.

The NCSR currently:

  • Maintains a national database of cervical screening records.
  • Invites eligible persons to commence cervical screening when they turn 25.
  • Reminds participants when they are due and overdue for cervical screening.
  • Provides a participant’s cervical screening history to laboratories to inform screening recommendations.
  • Provides a ‘safety net’ for participants who are at risk and have not attended further testing by prompting them (and their healthcare providers) to have follow up tests.

Find out more on the NCSR website

National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR)

Cancer screening saves lives. The NCSR is a digital health platform that enables a single electronic record for each person in Australia participating in cervical and bowel screening. It helps improve cancer screening outcomes for individuals by inviting and reminding eligible people when they are due for screening, and by providing screening histories to a patient’s healthcare providers to help inform appropriate care.

The NCSR is the first digital health system in Australia to comprehensively link all relevant population screening stakeholders. Commonwealth and state health authorities, GPs, specialists, public and private pathology services, and the participant.

The NCSR currently:

  • Maintains a national database of cervical screening records.
  • Invites eligible persons to commence cervical screening when they turn 25.
  • Reminds participants when they are due and overdue for cervical screening.
  • Provides a participant’s cervical screening history to laboratories to inform screening recommendations.
  • Provides a ‘safety net’ for participants who are at risk and have not attended further testing by prompting them (and their healthcare providers) to have follow up tests.

Find out more on the NCSR website

Real Time Prescription Monitoring

In 2016 there were over 1,800 deaths in Australia as a result of prescription medicine overdoses. Telstra Health’s joint venture for pharmacy and medications management solutions, Fred IT Group, was recently awarded the contract to build the National Data Exchange to enable the introduction of a national approach to real-time prescription monitoring.

This national approach will play a significant role in helping to prevent prescription medication misuse by:

  • Providing health professionals with real time, accurate and up to date clinical data about their patients’ monitored medication history at the point of prescribing and dispensing.
  • Enabling pharmacists and GPs to identify and support patients who are at risk.

Fred IT also built the Victorian real-time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) which went live on 2nd October 2018. Fred IT will draw on its experience with this solution to support the national extension of real time prescription monitoring to health professionals in all states and territories. 

Find out more about SafeScript

Real Time Prescription Monitoring

In 2016 there were over 1,800 deaths in Australia as a result of prescription medicine overdoses. Telstra Health’s joint venture for pharmacy and medications management solutions, Fred IT Group, was recently awarded the contract to build the National Data Exchange to enable the introduction of a national approach to real-time prescription monitoring.

This national approach will play a significant role in helping to prevent prescription medication misuse by:

  • Providing health professionals with real time, accurate and up to date clinical data about their patients’ monitored medication history at the point of prescribing and dispensing.
  • Enabling pharmacists and GPs to identify and support patients who are at risk.

Fred IT also built the Victorian real-time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) which went live on 2nd October 2018. Fred IT will draw on its experience with this solution to support the national extension of real time prescription monitoring to health professionals in all states and territories. 

Find out more about SafeScript

SafeScript solution wins at AIIA National iAwards

The “SafeScript” Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) solution that Fred IT Group (our Joint Venture partner) developed for their client, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria, won the award in the category of Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) National iAwards on Thursday, 29th of August 2019.

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Fred IT Group wins Victorian Government Real Time Prescription Monitoring contract

Fred IT Group has been appointed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to deliver Australia’s first large-scale prescription monitoring system as part of its SafeScript initiative.

Real time prescription monitoring is a strategic priority for the Victorian Government in its effort to reduce the real and growing issue of prescription medicine misuse.

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SafeScript solution wins at AIIA National iAwards

The “SafeScript” Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) solution that Fred IT Group (our Joint Venture partner) developed for their client, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria, won the award in the category of Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) National iAwards on Thursday, 29th of August 2019.

Tell me more

Fred IT Group wins Victorian Government Real Time Prescription Monitoring contract

Fred IT Group has been appointed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to deliver Australia’s first large-scale prescription monitoring system as part of its SafeScript initiative.

Real time prescription monitoring is a strategic priority for the Victorian Government in its effort to reduce the real and growing issue of prescription medicine misuse.

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