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30 August 2018

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HDC says DHB’s weak IT systems a “major risk to patients”

The inability of Wairarapa DHB’s IT system to allow for electronic sign-off of results presented a major risk to patients, the Health and Disability Commissioner says in a new report.



Mental health and addiction service goes paperless

A gradual transition to an electronic health record system by the Waikato DHB’s mental health and addictions service has meant time for upskilling those needing it.



Scotland focuses on clinical informatics leadership within Allied Health

The Scottish Government’s nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals representative Dr Lesley Holdsworth says a network of these professions provides support and leadership for digital health education and initiatives.



Mobile health round-up: September

A monthly round-up of new apps and mobile services relevant to New Zealand health consumers.



Auckland DHB develops resident medical officer handbook app

The new app version of the handbook means doctors can more easily and quickly find relevant information and bookmark sections they need to regularly access.








The case for sharing health data

Digital Vision: A regular column by Ann-Marie Cavanagh, Ministry of Health

It is important to strike the right balance between access to information and constraints on information sharing, especially if we are seriously considering the creation of a national health information platform.



Advocating for an eMental health strategy for New Zealand

NZHIT guest column by Professor Anil (Adj) Thapliyal, Auckland University of Technology

Digital mental health or eMental health has to play an integral part in the response to the mental  health and suicide crisis in this country.






eOrder initiatives remain high on DHBs’ priorities

First Delphic V10 site announced

Precision Driven Health appoints Māori health director

New health technology platform to benefit lower North Island primary healthcare providers

Inpatient Snapshot creates more efficiency for clinicians


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