eHealthNews 16 Aug: VR & AR | Harm event detection | SNOMED | Scotland digital health


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16 August 2018





VR and AR used in medical training

The technologies enable medical students at multiple locations at once to be taught about anatomy and anaesthetic injection using 3D structures in front of them.



Harm event detection tool successfully trialled

An audit of prescribing-related harm events led to the development of a system to monitor GP appointments and email them daily with specific risks for patients.



Survey shows support for clinical informatics roles

An survey has found support for a lead clinician working within digital health to be funded by health providers that have chief information officers.



HiNZ speaker to detail Scotland’s approach to digital health

HiNZ and eAlliedHealth keynote speaker Dr Lesley Holdsworth says the Scottish Government is moving to a more centrally funded approach to implementing its digital health strategy.



Standards group looks to accelerate adoption of SNOMED

The Health Information Standards Organisation is looking to accelerate SNOMED adoption in New Zealand and is inviting proposals from the sector.








Providing a bridge between clinicians and IT supports well-developed digital health solutions

Bay of Plenty DHB clinical director for informatics Matthew Valentine says his personal interest in health informatics combined with executive support led to his role being established and then expanded.





Trust in today’s digital health world

Regular column by Scott Arrol, CEO of New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT)

If we don’t retain trust in the health sector’s ability to hold data securely, the sector will respond to the public’s concerns by becoming more risk averse regarding digital technology.






Digital health expert included in major health review panel

National bowel screening programme’s IT systems a key risk

Baxter announces CE mark and regulatory approval of new Evo IQ Infusion System for New Zealand

First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

Valeritas announces that V-Go® wearable insulin delivery device is now available in New Zealand


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