Clinical Computers implements Secure Messaging Standard

Under the auspices of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Clinical Computers has successfully implemented the latest Australian standard for secure messaging. The standard is seamlessly integrated into CCOS and facilitates secure, reliable and fast messaging between providers. The new functionality include:

  • Enhanced searching across multiple secure messaging provider providers by using a federated provider directory service
  • Interoperability and message exchange with different secure messaging enabled software products by utilising standardised messages
  • The ability to securely exchange messages based on current and future Australian encryption standard

The Secure Messaging (SMD) functionality has been tested by the Australian Digital Health Agency and was released in CCOS Version 14.14. 

More information can be found at 

Security and Ransomware

As highlighted recently in the media, there has been a significant upsurge in Ransomware attacks such as the Cryptolocker, which encrypts the victims’ files, rendering them completely unusable and in some cases demanding a ransom (see more information here).

These attacks are becoming more advanced and it is commonly accepted that it is no longer good enough to rely on single point of failure backups and anti-virus programs. These viruses are capable of bypassing the latest virus definitions and knocking out backup software, as well as scanning the network for backups and corrupting them. We strongly recommend that you get in touch with your IT equipment providers to ensure you have the most up to date protections (periodic backup, off-site copies, cloud solutions, disaster recovery protocols, etc.)

In the event you became victim of such an attack involving CCOS, please contact your IT providers as well as Clinical Computers (02) 9387 7122

CCOS (v14.15) integrates with My Health Record

We are pleased to announce that CCOS’s My Health Record integration is complete and available to all CCOS users (from v14.15). The integration offers a set of powerful functionalities to the specialist to allow interaction with patients’ My Health Record data.

For each patient in CCOS, the specialist can access any documents located on My Health Record, including for example health and event summaries, hospital discharge summary and specialist letters;

The specialist can upload to, remove documents from and download and save to CCOS patients’ records on My Health Record

The specialist can access specific patient’s data such as prescription and dispense information, pathology reports, and diagnostic imaging reports

My Health Record resources

The Australian Digital Health Agency provides online training, webinars and other resources for healthcare providers to learn more about My Health Record.

·        Find out more about My Health Record in specialist practice

·        Latest statistics on how healthcare providers and consumers are using My Health Record

·        Webinar: My Health Record for specialists

·        Free online training modules to learn more about using and accessing My Health Record