"Victoria’s Auditor-General successfully hacked into the IT systems of some of the state's biggest hospitals and accessed sensitive patient data, exposing serious cybersecurity weaknesses in the health sector."
"The audit has exposed poor cybersecurity systems among Victorian health service providers, including agencies with weak passwords that can easily be hacked and even one that used default account names and passwords set by manufacturers, which can be found on the internet, to protect patients’ personal data."
Source : https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/auditor-general-hacked-into-hospitals-to-expose-online-security-flaws-20190529-p51sd9.html
As providers for health software, HMS encourages you to be vigilant with securing your client data. One of the easiest and overlooked ways is to implement a good password to your logins. HMS software has the ability to set a rigorous password policy for all your users. For more information on this please contact us at https://www.hms.com.au/contact.html
Wow, what a turnout to our HMS User Group Meeting! Many wonderful HMS users attending from different hospital and community organisations. Your invaluable feedback allows us to improve our development and services to better meet your needs. Thanks for coming.
Happy Birthday! John Harrison was born on this day, 3rd April in 1693
Source: Google Doodle https://www.google.com/doodles/john-harrisons-325th-birthday
Who is HMS Harrison Scheduler Named After?
Over the years we've been asked why we chose to name our scheduler product "Harrison Scheduler". It wasn't named after any of our children or any of the guys who developed the software, but rather after a clock maker born in the late 1600s named John Harrison.
John Harrison was an inventor and an expert clock maker who developed numerous clocks but the most profound effect of any invention was the marine chronometer he created to determine the longitude at sea. As you know the earth rotates around its axis and while determining the latitude from the position of stars using sextants, it is much more difficult to determine the longitude and many ships at sea before the days of GPS were wrecked on shores because they got the longitude wrong.
John Harrison's H4 Chronometer
Source : https://gearpatrol.com/2014/02/18/history-of-the-harrison-h4-marine-timekeeper/
John Harrison developed a clock that was successfully used by a number of trade ships during testing, the most famous was the use of his H4 chronometer by Captain James Cook who went across the Pacific in 1773. Captain Cook used John Harrison's chronometer to make mini maps and for the first time in history, this method was created to do this. No timepiece lost less than 10 seconds over many days of use.
Even today, John Harrison‘s inventions for finding location on the surface of the earth using time, forms the basis of many later inventions. We can credit the time signals from GPS satellites to our mobile devices that we carry in our pockets, in a large part, to the first man who knew how to use time to determine position.
When we created our Harrison Scheduler and more recently our optimiser and transport management tools (transit.HMS), Harrison's principles of time and location aligned with our developments to use time to better use resources which may include home-care staff, vehicles and or drivers to deliver community services efficiently.
If you would like a look at the features of Harrison and Transit then simply click on these links below or give us a call on +61 3 9898 7055.
For Harrison : https://www.hms.com.au/harrison.html
For Transit : https://www.hms.com.au/transit.html
Contact Us : https://www.hms.com.au/contact.html
"The Federal Government will provide an additional $662 million in funding for aged care and senior Australians in what it is calling a 'significant investment'.
The bulk of the money will go towards two key initiatives, with more than $280 million committed for 10,000 additional home care packages and $320 million allocated for aged care providers to help increase support."
Source : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-10/federal-government-commits-to-$662-million-aged-care-funding/10797176
This is great news....We know many more of our clients will welcome the increase in funding to do more for their clients.