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Order Entry at CIG

Operating clinics across Canberra, Goulburn and coastal New South Wales, Canberra Imaging Group (CIG) and South East Radiology (SER) utilise the most advanced technologies for delivering medical imaging services to their patients and referrers.

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High Street Medical Imaging

High Street Medical Imaging (HSMI), along with Blacktown and Carlingford Medical Imaging, is part of Radiology Group (RG), a wholly privately owned group of radiology practices combining state-of-the-art equipment with highly knowledgeable medical and technical staff.

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Kestral at RANZCR 2014

The RANZCR Combined Scientific Meeting will be conducted on the 4th to the 7th of September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Kestral team will be demonstrating some new features for Karisma v4 including Karisma Kiosk, Critical Notifications and touchscreen technology for basic workflow tasks.

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OMI Goes Live With SILO

Karisma customer Oceanic Medical Imaging (OMI) operates across three locations in Perth, WA. The Palmyra facility has recently gone live with SILO - developed as a method of storing images for scanned request forms, patient consent forms, worksheets and other non-clinical images.

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Pathology Innovation for PLS and MediPATH
Pathology Innovation for PLS and MediPATH

A recent project with the Pathology team at Kestral has delivered a unique first. Following an involved collaboration between several Pathology staff, interoperability between the PLS and MediPATH systems at two separate hospitals was achieved.

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Kestral Welcomes MaxScan
Kestral Welcomes MaxScan

Established in 1987, MaxScan is an inner Sydney provider of Neuroradiology, high end Computer Tomography Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Ultrasonography, Paediatric Radiology, Mammography and other radiological services.

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New features for Karisma v3
New Features for Karisma v3

While development of Karisma v4 is progressing rapidly, v3 is still receiving the benefit of valuable new features. Kestral has responded to customer feedback and added new functionality to v3 to provide convenience and improved workflow.

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Happy 25th Anniversary to Kestral
Happy 25th Anniversary to Kestral

March 17th, better known around the world as Saint Patrick's Day is the date on which Kestral was established. On that day in 1989, Kevin Moynihan began Kestral as a one man operation. Kestral has since grown to a staff of over 60 people.

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Kestral at NRH Honiara
Karisma at National Referral Hospital, Honiara

From time to time, Kestral is lucky enough to be involved in a project which makes a real difference to the community it serves. One such project was a recent installation of Karisma in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Kestral End of Year Review 2013
Kestral End of Year Review

For Kestral, 2013 has been an exciting year, with new products, customers and faces. New customers have been welcomed into the Kestral fold, from small and brand new facilities to large, established multi-site practices.

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National Privacy Principles
RANZCR 2013

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANCR) 64th Annual Scientific Meeting was held from October 17th to 20th at Skycity Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. This year’s programme included notable international speakers, workshops and a range of social activities.

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National Privacy Principles
Changes to the National Privacy Principles

The use and retention of personal and sensitive information is currently governed by the National Privacy Principles. From March 2014, the existing legislation will be replaced by the new Australian Privacy Principles (APP) which address specific situations more clearly. The APP is a stronger set of guidelines that carry more substantial penalties for breaches.

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LRS Health MediBILL
LRS Health MediBILL

LRS Health's MediBILL solution is an invoice and debt management suite that simplifies and consolidates the entire hospital billing process. It is able to produce a single patient invoice covering all charges relating to a hospital visit.

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Karisma v4 is Coming Soon
Karisma v4 is Coming Soon

The next major version of Karisma will provide an efficiency-charged user interface that’s a blessing for touch screens and just as spectacular for a traditional mouse and keyboard setup.

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Royal Women's Hospital
Kestral Welcomes The Royal Women's Hospital

The Royal Women’s Hospital (The Women's) in Melbourne is Australia’s largest specialist hospital dedicated to the health of women and newborn babies.

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Western Radiology
Kestral Welcomes Western Radiology

Established in late 2011, Western Radiology (WR) offers a full range of imaging services including ultrasound, CT, thoracic imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and pain management.

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National Histology Conference
National Histology Conference

The Histology Group of Victoria (HGV) recently hosted the National Histology Conference at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne. 

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Volunteer of the Year Award
Volunteer of the Year Award

Kestral is pleased to announce that long-time employee; now consultant, Grahame Grieve was one of two recipients of the most recent Ed Hammond award.

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Kestral Acquires LRS Health
Kestral Welcomes Wesley Breast Clinic

Brisbane’s Wesley Breast Clinic (WBC) is a private facility promoting the early diagnosis of breast cancer in asymptomatic women and providing a range of services from screening and diagnosis to counselling and education.

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Kestral Acquires LRS Health
Kestral Acquires LRS Health

We are pleased to announce that Kestral has completed the acquisition of LRS Health; an Australian leader in the development of Laboratory Information Management Systems, Hospital Enterprise-Wide Billing software and Secure Electronic Messaging software for the healthcare industry.

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Kestral Welcomes BPI
Kestral Welcomes BPI

Brisbane Private Imaging (BPI) has recently gone live with its very own Karisma database. Earlier this year, the BPI site was sold to new owners, Doctors Cowderoy, O’Connell, McGuire and Lisle who chose to keep Karisma, which was already in operation.

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Kestral Celebrates

The staff from Kestral's Perth and Melbourne offices recently held their own Christmas party functions at two picturesque locations.

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Kestral Welcomes FSR -

Fowler Simmons Radiology (FSR) is a brand new facility opened in the heart of Adelaide. FSR, South Australia’s first MSK speciality radiology practice, is operated by radiologists Dr Shaun Fowler and Dr Neil Simmons.

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The Kestral Development Philosophy -

Kestral has always made it our mission to train and retain the best IT professionals to develop our systems. Our software development team is powered by a talented and cohesive group of professionals with a wealth of experience. Our current team have been developing our major product offerings together for as long as a decade.

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Kestral at AOCR 2012 -

Kestral recently exhibited at the 63rd annual RANZCR Scientific Meeting held from August 31st to September 2nd in Sydney at the Convention Centre. For the first time, RANZCR was combined with the Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (AOCR). A brief history of the annual institution is available from the following link on the AOCR web site.

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Kestral Staff HL7 Certification -

For some time now, Kestral has been dedicated to the development and implementation of HL7 and has been a regular contributor to various think tanks and general meetings such as the HL7 International Working Group Meeting (WGM) last year.

Grahame Grieve, recipient of the 2009 Don Walker Award for work on HL7 is a former employee and now consultant to Kestral. Our Technical Team Leader Angus in Perth and Support Consultant Jacque in Melbourne are both HL7 v2.6 certified, with Jacque also certified for HL7 CDA.

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5 Benefits of Tracking Inventory -

Among the most useful features added to Karisma v3 was Inventory tracking. The new functionality provides an easy way to keep track of your stock levels for everything you use - from contrast to catheters, film to syringes and everything else.

The benefits of knowing what stock you have on hand, how much you paid for it and what it's all worth might seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how many facilities don't track their stock electronically, or sometimes at all.

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Medicare: What's In An Update? -

As you know, Kestral provides all changes that are required to implement updates to the Medicare Benefits Schedule and, for Karisma clients, updates to the Department of Veterans' Affairs schedule and AMA rates. This year there have been a number of interesting changes, including new genetic item numbers for Pathology and new MRI item numbers for Radiology.

To give you an interesting insight into the ins and outs of a Medicare change, we've put together a short white paper. For those who'd like to take a look, we invite you to download a free .PDF.

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Kestral Welcomes River Radiology -

Newly established on the banks of the Waikato River in the lush natural surrounds of Hamilton, NZ, River Radiology offers X-Ray and Ultrasound services to the community of Hamilton and Waikato. Operating within the modern and spacious Victoria Central facility, River Radiology opened its doors in April, 2012.

When beginning the operation of the brand new facility, management at River Radiology chose to implement Karisma for their RIS requirements. Kestral support consultant Asim was on hand on the opening day and was impressed by the great number of patients who came to the facility despite no official advertising.

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Jonas Acquires Kestral -

Kestral is pleased to announce that Kestral Computing has been acquired by Jonas Software Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (CSI).

Jonas acquired Kestral as part of Constellation’s ongoing mission to acquire and grow premier software companies. The inclusion of Kestral within the Constellation group presents the opportunity to expand and improve our range of products and services to customers. Jonas has appointed Kevin Moynihan, one of Kestral's founders, to the position of CEO and he will continue to manage and lead the Kestral business. As part of the new team, Jeffrey McKee from Jonas Software Australia will join Kestral as Director.

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Kestral Welcomes Oceanic Medical Imaging -

Oceanic Medical Imaging (OMI), situated in three metropolitan locations across Perth, WA (Palmyra, Leeming and Hollywood) has a comprehensive team of medical imaging, health management and business administration specialists with a wealth of experience. Providing a complete imaging service with an impressive approach to imaging and relationships with patients, referrers and community, OMI believes in making a contribution to their community and environment.

OMI Palmyra was one of the very first practices in Australasia to feature an integrated Philips system to offer faster delivery of reports and images to the patient and referrer, archiving of images and the ability to access a patient's images and reports over a secure web interface. The organisation recently went live with Karisma RIS integrated to iSite PACS.

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Kestral Welcomes Booragoon Radiology -

Located in the heart of Booragoon, near the popular Garden City shopping complex, Booragoon Radiology (BR) is a small boutique practice specialising in allied health imaging. They recently installed a Cone Beam Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) unit which is one of the most advanced on the market, providing high definition dental images with reduced radiation.

The Kestral project team, headed by Andrew Waddingham prepared a dataset to replicate the BR specific configuration from their previous system and this ensured a smooth migration of records without any data loss. Due to the existing high level of knowledge about Karisma at the site, Booragoon Radiology was a unique implementation.

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Kestral Welcomes Pacific Healthcare Imaging, Singapore -

Pacific Healthcare Imaging (PHI) is an integrated healthcare provider offering a comprehensive range of services from specialist medical care to wellness services as well as operating nursing homes, day surgery centres and a compounding pharmacy. The medical imaging services at PHI include General X-rays, Ultrasound, Mammography and Computed Tomography (CT Scan) as well as more specialised examinations such as coronary CT angiography and virtual colonoscopy.

Kestral’s first major site in Asia, PHI recently implemented Karisma integrated with Philips iSite PACS at a location in the heart of Singapore. The Kestral project team employed Karisma along with active database mirroring and a comprehensive Disaster Recovery solution to ensure the highest level of data integrity for this important site.

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Kestral 2011 - The Year In Review

For Kestral, our staff and our products, 2011 has been a very exciting time. With new clients migrated successfully to Karisma and others to PLS, Kestral has also expanded our internal support and development resources.

Throughout the past year, the Development team have maintained their excellent track record of improving our core product offerings to keep step with the changing needs of the market. In the latest edition of eNews, we take a closer look at the features and functionality that have been added to our products. You can read all about it in Development in 2011, here.

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Kestral at RSNA 2011 -

From November 27 to December 2 this year, Chicago, ILL plays host to the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting where medical imaging professionals from all over the world gather and discuss the latest innovations in radiology. For almost 100 years, RSNA has stimulated and helped to advance the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research.

At the 97th RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, a number of educational courses, scientific presentations, lectures and exhibits are on show from more than 700 international companies showcasing innovative technology and healthcare services.

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Kestral at RANZCR 2011 -

Kestral is a regular exhibitor at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists meetings and were in attendance at the Melbourne convention centre.

A number of staff manned a newly outfitted booth and caught up with long time clients and associates; as well as meeting new people from both the imaging industry and the profession. Other vendors and partners in attendance included representatives from Philips, GE, Intelerad, Voyager, Sectra, Carestream and McKesson.

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New Developments in PLS -

Development work has recently been completed on Kestral’s Pathology Laboratory System (PLS) to include a number of new features. Following is a look at just one of the many features added to the program; a dedicated word processor.

The brand new word processor functionality is built in to PLS and the very next upgrade will include this capability. After further infrastructural work and further development, PLS will also include distribution capabilities such as printing.

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The Royal Children's Hospital -

Recently celebrating its 140th anniversary, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) is Victoria’s major specialist paediatric hospital. With close to 4000 highly skilled staff throughout the organisation, the RCH extends a range of clinical services, from primary to quaternary level care and health promotion programs to children and young people across Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the world.

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CIS Goes Mobile -

Thanks to recent optimisation work on the program, Kestral’s Clinical Integration System (CIS) product is now compatible with the Safari web browser.

Kestral’s unique CIS software allows the quick retrieval of medical information from many existing local and remote sources via a user-friendly browser interface. CIS interfaces securely with various data sources such as Radiology, Pathology, PMIs and other HL7 interfaces.

This new Safari compatibility means users can access and utilise programs such as PLS and RMS from iOS devices which carry the browser - including iPhone and iPad.

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Kestral Welcomes Vascular One Ultrasound -

Vascular One Ultrasound (VOU) is a new facility serving Kotara and surrounding areas in the Hunter region of Newcastle, NSW. Located around 160 kilometres from Sydney, Newcastle is among the ten largest cities in Australia with an approximated population of 300,000.

Senior Sonographer Warren Lewis and his wife Teresa saw the need for specialised vascular ultrasound services in the area and began work on the business in December 2010. VOU has now opened its doors to the public, beautifully fitted out with leading edge Toshiba Xario XG Ultrasound equipment and the best RIS for the job – Karisma.

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Kestral at ASMMIRT -

Kestral was recently in attendance as a sponsor and participant in the 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapists (ASMMIRT) at the Adelaide Convention Centre, located in the Adelaide CBD by the River Torrens.

The aim of ASMMIRT is to bring together a range of CT and MRI radiographers for a programme dedicated to knowledge where they can compare techniques - and diagnostic radiographers and radiation therapists can learn more about each other’s roles to facilitate a smooth planning of treatment for patients. The conference offers professionals exciting learning opportunities alongside social events for rest and recreation.

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Karisma PLS Interfaces -

Kestral’s Pathology Laboratory System (PLS) provides a total information management solution across many healthcare disciplines. PLS intelligently automates the accurate and complete transfer of information from laboratory instruments to PLS report.

Kestral has provided interfaces to various laboratory instruments analysers, unidirectional, bidirectional, host query and bidirectional query interfaces. PLS is offered as a totally integrated, complete solution, rather than separately installable modules. The entire system shares a common architecture, data storage, and program code.

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Karisma Version 2.10 -

In the coming weeks, Karisma v2.1.0 will be released. The latest release will include a number of new and enhanced features - continuing Kestral’s ongoing commitment to providing the most advanced RIS solution available in the Asia Pacific region. Order Entry and Server Monitoring are just two of the enhancements and new functionality we have added to Karisma.

The Order Entry module is used to receive electronic orders from a third-party application (such as Cerner or OACIS) in the form of HL7 Messages. These orders can be used in the same manner as paper requests, except with improved efficiency. With electronic orders, the information is already captured electronically and a request can be created with minimal effort where all details are recorded.

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Kestral Welcomes Bendigo Health -

Based in the picturesque wine-making region of Bendigo, Victoria, Bendigo Health is a multi-service regional health organisation and the largest regional health provider in its state. The Medical Imaging Department at Bendigo Health provides extensive, high quality imaging services to inpatients of the Bendigo Hospital and Anne Caudle Centre campuses as well as outpatients referred from hospital clinics, specialists and general practitioners in Bendigo and surrounding areas.

Bendigo Health recently upgraded from Kestral’s legacy product RMS to the more robust and feature-rich Karisma RIS system. For the complex but well-rehearsed upgrade process, Kestral Support Consultant Asim Jaleel was onsite at Bendigo Health to ensure things went smoothly.

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Kestral at the HL7 International Working Group Meeting -

Recently held in Sydney in conjunction with the Department of Health and Ageing, NEHTA, Standards Australia, HL7 New Zealand and Business Events Sydney, the HL7 International Working Group Meeting provided the forum for more than 50 Work Groups, Committees and Task Forces to progress the HL7 V2.x, CDA, HL7 V3 and EHR Standards. An extensive range of Courses, Tutorials and Workshops on the very latest developments in EHRs, clinical messaging, terminology etc. was on show by the global experts and leaders in eHealth.

Kestral sent key staff along to the conference to gain some very useful knowledge of HL7 and CDA standards. Technical Team Leader Angus Millar and Support Consultant Jacque Alsop are now certified for HL7 V2.6 and CDA V2 and are up-to-speed with the basics of Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS).

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Kestral 2010 - The Year in Review -

This has been another landmark year for Kestral, with the installation of a number of new clients. In keeping with service quality commitments, Kestral has added to its programming and customer service resources.

During the year, Kestral has provided a multi-site Karisma RIS solution to one of the largest remaining non-corporate radiology groups in Australia, on the Gold Coast. The Melbourne office has seen continued growth in upgrading systems at Eastern Health, Peninsula Health, Bendigo Health and St Vincent’s Hospital.

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Kestral Welcomes Lime Radiology -

Lime Radiology, located in Margate north of Brisbane, is an independent provider of Radiology and Nuclear medicine services to the Redcliffe and greater northern region of the Queensland capital. Lime is owned and operated by Dr Eugene Lim, from whom (Lim, E) the practice takes its name.

Dr Lim and the staff at Lime provide almost all types of Diagnostic Imaging services including Digital Radiography, Breast Imaging and Mammography, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Bone Mineral Densitometry. Proud of their customer service and utilising the very latest in imaging technology, Lime ensures each patient a fast, accurate and safe examination in a friendly, caring environment.

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Voice Recognition on Show -

The 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, RANZCR 2010 was recently held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference featured vendors from all over Australia, as well as a good International contingent and various esteemed speakers.

As you are no doubt aware, Kestral is a regular exhibitor at the RANZCR meetings and this year was no different. Our booth, below a 3m wide banner promoting Karisma, was ably manned by CEO Kevin Moynihan and Business Development Manager David Moran, with help from Application Architect Gavin Morris and Support Consultant Donna Lenetsky.

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Kestral at RANZCR 2010 -

As a regular exhibitor, Kestral will showcase Karisma RIS at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) conference. RANZCR 2010 will be held in Western Australia at the Perth Convention Centre from the 14th to the 17th of October.

At this year’s conference, Kestral will be showcasing the latest Karisma dictation and reporting functionality. With these new reporting tools; such as parking reports, authorising on the fly, viewing images and requests and prior reports via modality segment, radiologists will be able to maintain their daily reporting workload and provide a high quality report turnaround to referring physicians.

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Pathology Services -

As well as migrating to a new PMI, Pathology Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) has recently implemented a state-wide Tasmanian Patient Identifier. Kestral was pleased to assist RHH in this technically complex project, and has also taken this opportunity to build into PLS the capacity to utilise the anticipated unique national patient identifier.

Tasmania's largest hospital, and one of its largest single employers with over 2000 FTE staff, the RHH is also a teaching facility of the University of Tasmania. Opened in 1804, Australia's second oldest hospital after Sydney Hospital, was moved to its current premises in 1820. The 490 bed facility provides both general and speciality medical and surgical services; and is the State referral centre for cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, burns, hyperbaric and diving medicine, neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics.

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Karisma and Medicare Online -

Karisma has now offered users assured and direct integration with Medicare Online for almost three years. The development of our flagship solution in line with Medicare Online's evolution has been a learning experience for all involved at Kestral. The changeover from Medclaims, the previous system, was enormous in terms of both programming requirements and the re-training of users.

As you upgrade to Karisma V2.0.9, you will notice a slight change within the Medicare Online requirements. Kestral has actively upgraded Karisma's in-built functionality to the very latest version of Medicare Online. The Karisma support staff at Kestral have taken the time to outline a set of Frequently Asked Questions on Karisma's new Medicare Online functionality.

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Kingaroy X-Ray Clinic -

Long-standing Kestral client, the eminent Healthscope group of facilities, consists of more than forty private hospitals throughout Australia and abroad in Asia. Healthscope includes a leading pathology arm with facilities around Australasia, Singapore and Malaysia and over 45 medical centre clinics and diagnostic imaging within major hospitals.

Healthscope has recently expanded its substantial services to Kingaroy X-ray Clinic in regional QLD - a private service outsourcing its reporting requirements to Healthscope's Allamanda and Brisbane Private hospitals.

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Peninsula Health Care Network Upgrade -

Founded as a Bush Nursing Hospital in the 1930's and established as a network of facilities in 1995, the Peninsula Health Care Network now comprises two acute hospitals; four Aged Care, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Residential services; two mental health facilities and four community health services - all in various locations throughout Frankston, Rosebud, Seaford and Mornington, Victoria.

Peninsula Health is a recognised leader in the promotion and provision of high quality, innovative, coordinated and personalised health services. Kestral is pleased to announce that the Frankston Hospital site has gone live with Karisma.

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Kestral Knowledge Base Now Online -

The Kestral Knowledge Base (KBS) has now been released to the public. You can access the knowledge base by clicking this link.

KBS is a central repository for information related to the company's products and processes. At present, the available content is for Karisma only; but as articles on other products are created, they will also be incorporated. PLS and RMS documentation is still available directly from the website.

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Karisma v2.0.9 Coming Soon -

A major release for Karisma will soon be available. Karisma v2.0.9 will include a number of new and enhanced features, providing users with an improved experience and organisations with more efficient workflow and additional technical capabilities.

New innovations have been employed in the Dictation and Reporting modules to provide reporting Radiologists with the most workflow efficient tools yet. Along with an enhanced user interface, the screen now includes a configurable layout and at-a-glance viewing of WAV files.

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St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Expands to Nuclear Medicine -

World-renowned Kestral client, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney (SVHS) recently extended their existing Karisma installation to two additional work sites - the Nuclear Medicine Department in the public hospital and a work site in St Vincent’s Clinic.

SVHS offers internationally celebrated services and expertise, best-in-class facilities and educational opportunities. Regarded as an innovator in clinical care, research, teaching and medical leadership, SVHS was founded on the principles of compassion, care and respect for all people - more than 150 years ago.

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Kestral 2009 - Year In Review -

With the new year upon us, we would like to take the opportunity to wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our partners and clients and review the major milestones for the company this year.

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New Developments in HL7Connect -

Users have recently benefitted from a number of additions and enhancements to HL7Connect; Kestral’s full-featured HL7 messaging interface. HL7Connect enables communication between HL7-compliant applications; removing the need for applications to interface directly.

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Kestral Welcomes Waikato District Health Board -

Kestral is pleased to announce that the second phase of our important Midlands project has been completed at Waikato District Health Board (Waikato DHB) and the facilities are now live.

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Kestral Welcomes Healthscope and Imaging Diagnostics Australia -

Kestral implementation staff recently completed the installation of Karisma at Healthscope's brand new Imaging Diagnostics Australia site at Allamanda Private Hospital on the Gold Coast.

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Grahame Grieve - Winner of the 2009 Don Walker Award -

Kestral is pleased to announce that our own Grahame Grieve is the 2009 recipient of the HISA Don Walker Award for Effectiveness in recognition of his development work on common datatypes within the HL7, ISO and CEN communities.

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Kestral Welcomes St Vincent's Hospital -

Kestral and Philips Healthcare have recently joined forces for the implementation of Karisma and iSite PACS into the Medical Imaging department of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

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Business Report Studio Well Received -

Kestral recently launched Karisma’s latest feature, the Business Report Studio, at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) conference in Adelaide. RANZCR, now in its 60th year, was created to enhance the knowledge of contemporaries in the fields of Radiology and Radiation Oncology.

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Kestral at RANZCR 2008 -

Kestral is pleased to announce that we will be demonstrating Karisma’s brand new Business Report Studio at the upcoming RANZCR 59th Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Kestral Welcomes Coffs Coast Medical Imaging -

Karisma Go-Live was recently completed for startup radiology practice Coffs Coast Medical Imaging (CCMI) in NSW. Staff at CCMI worked with Kestral to implement an integrated Karisma-Inteleviewer system to operate throughout the facility.

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Kestral Welcomes Insight Clinical Imaging -

Located in Midland, Western Australia, InSight Clinical Imaging is the latest practice to implement a Karisma system. Karisma training, implementation and configuration were carried out at the site by qualified Kestral staff.

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Kestral Welcomes South East Radiology, New South Wales -

For more than 20 years, rural communities on the southern coast of NSW have been provided with comprehensive imaging services via the outstanding experience and resources of South East Radiology.

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Kestral Welcomes Northland District Health Board, Northland NZ -

Northland District Health Board (NDHB) is Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), New Zealand's premiere provider of health and disability services to the island's almost 150,000 strong population. NDHB recently installed a Karisma solution to integrate with their PACs and streamline their workflow.

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Kestral Welcomes Sterling Radiology -

Sterling Radiology is the latest site to implement a Karisma clinical management solution. Scheduled to go live in late March, the Sterling installation utilises a number of standard features to provide a complete solution not provided by the site’s previous software.

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Kestral Welcomes Albury Base Hospital, XRS -

Startup radiology practice and newest provider of radiology services for Albury Base Hospital, XRS is the latest facility to employ Kestral's flagship RIS Karisma.

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Kestral Welcomes OMNI Gynaecological Care -

OMNI went live with Karisma on 29 October 2007 and are the first site to go live with version 2.0 benefitting from the new and enhanced features.

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Karisma Version 2.0 -

The first major revision of Karisma is complete with Karisma 2.0 released in October 2007.

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Kestral and Karisma on Show at RANZCR -

Kestral was on show at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Conference this year where Karisma Version 2.0 and our new corporate image was unveiled for the first time.

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