Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon today (Wednesday 20 August) will launch a major new initiative in regional health care at The University of Western Australia.
The Great Southern GP Network and UWA Centre for Software Practice joined forces to establish The Great Southern Managed Health Network (GSMHN) after receiving $1.8 million in funding from the Federal Department of Health and Ageing. The partnership was set up on a not-for-profit basis that will include and promote research collaborations.
One of the most significant services provided on the Network is the Medical Message Exchange (MMEx), a web-based secure messaging system for exchanging confidential patient information between health professionals throughout WA.
WHO: Hon Nicola Roxon, Federal Minister for Health and Ageing
WHAT: Launch the Great Southern Managed Health Network
WHEN: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 12.30pm
WHERE: Prescott Room, Vice-Chancellery, The University of Western Australia (enter at main entrance, intersection of Winthrop Ave and Stirling Highway)