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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 Wellington, Kāpiti, and Wairarapa's primary health organisation (PHO) Tū Ora Compass Health confirmed a massive data breach that could affect up to one million New Zealanders.

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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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Health needs re-engineering from the top down (or bottom up?)

Ernie Newman. 13 November 2017, 11:59 am

Health IT is often seen as an area of tech that has underperformed versus potential. Health IT consultant Ernie Newman takes a look at the health sector, what went wrong, and what could be done to sor…

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Gibbons Lectures to focus on health IT

Paul Brislen. 21 April 2016, 2:03 pm

The Gibbons Lectures, run my the Auckland University Computer Science dept in association with IITP, will focus this year on IT and its use in the health sector. Topics include modelling human physiol…

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 07 October 2015, 1:54 pm

Apple's "Other OS" El Capitan launches... Orion gets the boot... Health Startup Weekend kicks off... NZ's mobile broadband fastest in the world, says report

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