Patients selective about trust in connected devices: vendor survey

Consumers are happy to have medical data transmitted from medical devices such as blood sugar sensors to their clinicians but are far more reluctant to accede to other remote monitoring such as giving employers or insurers access to fitness tracker data, a new survey has found. The findings from...

International health IT week in review: July 23

New review highly critical of NHS Digital’s capabilitiesDigital Health News ~ Laura Stevens ~ 19/07/2017A critical internal review of NHS Digital has found the organisation relies on out of date technology, has skill shortages in multiple areas and its data services are operating below expectations....

Victoria to pilot chronic disease monitoring by pharmacists

The Victorian government has announced the four pilot sites for its pharmacist chronic disease management trial, which will see pharmacists providing regular monitoring, dose refinement and earlier intervention for patients with a GP care plan. Targeting people with chronic conditions such as asthma or...

Masterclasses on secure messaging, cybersecurity for health at HIC

A look at the factors impeding interoperability between medical software systems and a discussion on the application of sound health cybersecurity practices are two of a series of specialist workshops scheduled for HISA's Health Informatics Conference (HIC), being held in Brisbane in August. Medical...

Draft national digital health strategy set for COAG in August

A draft of the much-delayed Australian national digital health strategy is expected to be presented to state and territory health ministers at the next COAG Health Council meeting, scheduled for some time next month. A refresh of the original 2008 strategy was completed in...

Imaging pioneer inspires $4m Dell EMC supercomputer for CSIRO

CSIRO has gone live with a new $4 million supercomputer from Dell EMC, aimed at expanding the organisation's capability in deep learning and artificial intelligence. Nicknamed 'Bracewell' after Australian radio astronomer and engineer Ronald Bracewell, whose work led to advances in medical imaging, the...

Spatial science harnessed for country WA digital health readiness project

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and workforce agency Rural Health West have commissioned a research study to identify and overcome barriers to wider adoption of digital health technologies such as telehealth in general practice in rural and remote Western Australia. The Country WA Digital...

Healthshare signs major health fund group to gap transparency scheme

Digital health platform Healthshare has added the Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA) to its specialist cost transparency scheme, which allows GPs to use its specialist directory to quickly find whether a medical specialist participates in a fund’s no gap or known gap scheme through the...

International health IT week in review: July 16

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending July 16: Threats to information security: public health implicationsNew England Journal of Medicine ~ William J. Gordon ~ 12/07/2017In health care, information security has classically been regarded as an administrative...

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