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AI in health raises privacy concerns

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 12:20 pm |

Health providers and consumers need to consider questions of privacy and confidentiality before using artificial intelligence to assist in healthcare, an Otago law expert says. More >>

NIHI develops chatbot to answer patient queries

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 1:35 pm |

Researchers at the National Institute for Health Innovation are developing a chatbot to answer patients questions after surgery. The two-year Engagebot project is funded by a Health Research Council Explorer Grant, which support transformative research ... More >>

CXIO network gains ground in Australia

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:00 pm |

Australia’s Chief X Information Officer Network has more than 160 members and a thriving online forum, the chief executive of the Health Informatics Society of Australia says. Louise Schaper will present at the 2018 HiNZ conference in Wellington on 21–23 ... More >>

National Screening Solution delays a “risk”

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:55 pm |

The initial planning and design phase of the National Bowel Screening Programme IT system is running behind schedule with national roll-out planned for March 2019. A new independent review of the NBSP says the large-scale, complex IT project presents ... More >>

Technology platform ensures children get health checks

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 2:25 pm |

The National Child Health Information Platform is being used to help locate vulnerable children and ensure they get appropriate health checks. More >>

Survey shows support for clinical informatics roles

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 12:01 pm |

Health providers with chief information officers should also have a formal funded role for a lead clinician working within digital health, respondents to an survey say. The survey had 94 responses and, of those, nearly 90 per cent said that ... More >>

Scotland focuses on clinical informatics leadership

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:16 am | HINZ

Dr Lesley Holdsworth is the nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals representative within the Scottish Government and will be presenting at HiNZ 2018 in Wellington this November on the allied health contribution to digital health and care in Scotland. More >>

HiNZ speaker to detail Scotland’s approach to digital health

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:18 am | HINZ

Scotland plans to spend more of its health IT funding centrally as part of the implementation of its new Digital Health and Care Strategy, a HiNZ 2018 speaker says. More >>

Standards group looks to accelerate adoption of SNOMED

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:55 pm | HINZ

The Health Information Standards Organisation is repurposing its SNOMED implementation working group to become the SNOMED Adoption Accelerator NZ and is looking for new projects to support. More >>

Canterbury builds paper-light hospitals

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:17 am |

Two new hospital buildings due to open in Christchurch over the coming year have been designed not to take the usual weight of paper as patient files will be kept online. Canterbury District Health Board is opening a new digital-ready Outpatients ... More >>

Millions of documents uploaded to Midland clinical portal

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:14 am | HINZ

More than 2.3 million documents have been uploaded to the Midland Clinical Portal since it went live in August 2017. More >>

National Primary Care Data Service to go live next year

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:36 am | HINZ

A new National Primary Care Data Service will go live in 2019, GP leader Richard Medlicott has told a health IT conference. Medlicott, who is medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, spoke at the HiNZ Health ... More >>

iMOKO proof of concept due to launch in July

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:16 pm | HINZ

More than 15,000 children will be involved in a proof-of-concept trial of the iMOKO app that enables teachers at participating kohanga, day-care centres and schools to securely send health information about students to a digital health team, who ... More >>

Orion Health sells Rhapsody division for $205 million

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 11:55 am |

Orion Health is selling its Rhapsody division to British investment company Hg for $205 million. Orion will then buy back a 25 per cent shareholding in the business for $28 million. The company says the sale will have no impact on its customers’ ... More >>

HiNZ keynote focuses on future of digital health

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:53 pm |

Privacy and personal data protection will be key concerns for digital health in the 5G era, says HiNZ Conference 2018 keynote speaker Samson Tse. Tse is a professor of mental health in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the ... More >>

Clinicians in digital health series launched

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:59 pm |

eHealthNews is launching a series of articles profiling clinicians working in digital health. The aim is to give greater visibility to clinical leads within digital health and investigate what their role is and the benefits this brings to their organisations. ... More >>

More than 1.3 million GP appointments booked online

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:55 pm |

More than 1.3 million GP appointments have been booked online via a patient portal in New Zealand. More than 400,000 repeat prescriptions have also been ordered electronically, saving patients a phone call or visit to their GP. Figures gathered by eHealthNews ... More >>

Emerging Tech event focuses on people

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:25 pm | HINZ

People were the focus of the Emerging Tech in Health symposium held in Christchurch on 22 May. More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:06 am |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ... More >>

Technology enables a new model of care at Midlands practices

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:30 pm |

A new model of care involving patients getting GP advice over the phone and email at some Midland general practices has resulted in 20 per cent fewer avoidable hospital admissions, a new report shows. An EY evaluation of the impact of the Health Care ... More >>



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