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Smokefree campaign uses text to help smokers quit
Te Tai Tokerau PHO is helping GPs who will help Northland patients become smokefree. The system will use text messages to deliver vital health info.
Looking at Health IT: When integration isn’t enough
"Technology has been adopted but business processes & practices, related to information governance and the value and priority of data, have not been."
Swift growth expected in healthcare cyber security market
The Asia Pacific healthcare cyber security market is expected to grow swiftly due to the rapid enhancements in the healthcare sector.
Hospitals enhance staff productivity with new clinical smartphone
Honeywell recently launched a new clinical mobile device that connects hospital staff to the digital resources they need.
Waikato DHB health service coming to mobile devices
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has designed a new app that allows patients to communicate with their doctor via their mobile device.
WA Govt teams with Readify for emergency room app
"Innovation doesn’t have to mean expensive, long term, big bang projects.”
Kiwis sit a lot, according to Fitbit data
Kiwis are high on the list when it comes to sitting time, with new research from Fitbit showing we’re only behind the US and China with sitting times.
Accelerator programme looking for Kiwi health tech start ups
Start ups focused on health technologies are being asked to put their hands up for support bringing their innovations to market.
NZ healthcare sector going mobile
“We could see that we had a problem in the way that we gathered data, and how this was stretching our staff, so decided to go mobile with AMS."
How technology saved my husband's life
There were times that I thought technology was taking over our lives and not always in a positive way - until it saved my husband's life.
Health IT services market is holding pattern, research finds
"Strategic acquisitions by Cerner and Cognizant have passed their one-year purchase anniversaries and the inorganic impact has begun to diminish."
Aruba eyes Australian healthcare market on back of new deals
Aruba is eyeing up the Australian healthcare market as organisations seek networking options to better support patients, staff and monitoring devices.
Tenable Network Security vendor of choice for Healthdirect Australia
“After making the strategic decision to move our infrastructure into an AWS cloud environment, we needed to partner with a security provider."
Digital health: South Island electronic referrals hit one million
"The eReferrals system enables a faster, smoother and more accurate transfer of patient information."
Personal health will look completely different by 2020
"The adoption of health monitoring devices will nearly treble by 2020, exceeding 70 million worldwide, up from an estimated 26 million this year."
Kiwi schools ditch the textbooks, take up sports wearables
“It’s incredibly exciting to see how this technology makes learning hugely relevant to the next generation."
Govt enters 37.8 million health IT partnership
"New Zealand is becoming a world leader in health IT," says Steven Joyce.
Information technology is radically reshaping the healthcare sector
"Health care, an information business, needs to leverage existing and rapidly developing IT tech. Only then can we extract value from the chaos."
Govt's online patient portal going strong
The Government’s patient portal initiative is working well, with more than 100,000 New Zealanders signed up.
Healthcare organisations buckle under pressure of cyber attacks
"The concurrence of technology advances and delays in technology updates creates a perfect storm for healthcare IT security."
Highest growth in APAC for IoT healthcare
he launch of technological advanced devices and analytics software are expected to fuel the growth of this market.
Could virtual reality stave off the obesity epidemic?
"Researchers worldwide are exploring innovative ways to utilise technology to provide more effective assessment and treatment to individuals."
Mobile technology is changing the healthcare game
Technology is continuing to bridge the healthcare gap, with mHealth information services set to reach more than 150 million users by 2020.
Latest breakthrough in 3D printing: Human ears..?
Medical researchers have successfully 3D printed muscle, cartilage, and bone templates that can potentially be used surgical implants.