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Tracer app gets Bluetooth

Paul Brislen. 09 December 2020, 7:24 am

Bluetooth tracing - not tracking - is coming to the COVID tracer app from tomorrow.

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Brislen on Tech: Covid-19 tracing

Paul Brislen. 14 August 2020, 2:32 pm

As we stare down the barrel of another wave of COVID cases we have to ask, what can we do to stamp it out?

Data is the starting point, but can we find out who went where and when without tearing apart the social dynamic of our country?

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Your health tech innovations wanted!

Peter Griffin. 14 July 2020, 10:30 am
Your health tech innovations wanted!

an opportunity exists to allow promising new health tech innovations to fly, with ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare offering a prize package worth over $340,000 as part of its HealthTech Supernode Challenge.

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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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Dear Diary: contact tracing goes digital

Paul Brislen. 20 May 2020, 9:51 am

The government's contact tracing app has hit the market and promises to be just what the Prime Minister called it - a digital diary.

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Contact tracing - coming to a phone near you this week?

Paul Brislen. 12 May 2020, 8:05 am

With New Zealand's contact tracing app due to hit the phones any day now, the use of apps around the world varies from extreme to extreme with privacy concerns foremost on the bug fix list.

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Kiwi tech provides mental health support

Sarah Putt. 14 April 2020, 12:11 pm

Three local tech tools designed to provide mental health support to New Zealanders during Covid-19 are receiving Government support. Minister of Health David Clark announced today that the three initi…

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Primary Health Org in massive data breach

Paul Brislen. 07 October 2019, 6:36 am

The Ministry of Health is reminding health care providers that as well as having a duty of care to patients, these organisations have a duty of care to their data as well.

The call comes after Well…

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New data rules for the health sector as phishing attack hits home

Paul Brislen. 28 August 2019, 5:56 pm

The Ministry of Health has issued new guidelines around the treatment of personal data the same week as Capital and Coast District Health Board is caught out by a phishing scam.

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Women in Health IT conference announced for May

ITP Staff. 11 March 2019, 7:11 am

New Zealand's first Women in Health IT Conference takes place in Auckland on 27 May and hopes to address some of the key issues facing the health IT industry.

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Aussie govt backs down over privacy concerns

Paul Brislen. 01 August 2018, 8:00 am

The Australian government has backed down over the launch of its controversial online health records project, MyHealth and a new clause will be added to legislation ensuring a higher level of privacy.

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