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Has digital contact tracing actually worked?

Peter Griffin. 22 June 2021, 11:33 am

Studies are beginning to show the result of dedicated campaigns all over the world to get citizens using Covid-19 digital contract tracing apps.

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Waikato DHB: Week two

Paul Brislen. 24 May 2021, 7:33 am

The Waikato DHB's ransomware attack is now stretching into its second week with no end in sight. What can we learn from this when building our new health system and what does it mean for other organisations that rely on IT?

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Conti 'ransomware as a service' may be behind DHB attack

Paul Brislen. 19 May 2021, 9:52 am

Ransomware as a service is the latest threat on the cyber-security event horizon, as Waikato DHB appears to be finding out the hard way.

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Brislen on Tech: Triage for Health IT

Paul Brislen. 23 April 2021, 1:11 pm

The sweeping reforms of the health sector will have a profound impact on the types of technology we buy and the way we deploy it across the health sector. And of course, on the price we pay for health…

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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 ap…

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Your health tech innovations wanted!

Peter Griffin. 14 July 2020, 10:30 am

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 S…

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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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