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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, Health NZ, ending elections for DHB members and creating a dedicated Māori 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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Fallout from health IT projects continues

Paul Brislen. 26 July 2018, 7:25 am

Both Australia and Singapore are reeling following privacy concerns raised in relation to online health records.

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Distributed computing comes to smartphones

Paul Brislen. 14 May 2018, 7:36 am

Your desktop PC might have been looking for aliens for many years, but now you can put your smartphone to use curing cancer while you sleep.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 February 2018, 3:00 pm

In which we talk healthcare, jogging-based security applications, the lack of vision of New Zealand's financial sector and why HP Lovecraft ended key sentences "all in italics".

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