Australasian health week in review: April 18

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health and eHealth articles from third-party sources:

Integrated home care solution launched
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 17/04/2015

Telstra health has launched an e-health solution for the aged and community care and disability sectors that includes a self-service portal and telehealth monitoring platform for clients.

Provider stages technology boot camp to support other organisations
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Darragh O'Keefe ~ 17/04/2015

In what is likely a first for the sector, an aged care provider synonymous with the use of ICT is staging its own two-day workshop to share its knowledge on technology use in aged and community care with fellow providers.

Telstra branches into healthcare sector
Sydney Morning Herald ~ David Ramli ~ 16/04/2015

Telstra is hiring and training doctors while releasing new e-health products as it prepares to launch its own medical service ReadyCare by July 1, 2015.

Surgery deaths data out of reach
New Zealand Herald ~ Martin Johnston ~ 14/04/2015

Surgeon-level complications data in New Zealand remains out of reach, even as it is being released frequently in health systems across the world.

Work out if Apple Watch ticks enough of your boxes
The Australian ~ Chris Griffith ~ 14/04/2015

Despite the glitz of the new Apple Watch, with all its edition and size variants, bands and buckles, in the end what matters is if and how it changes your life.

Still no decision on Royle report
The Australian ~ Fran Foo ~ 14/04/2015

The Abbott government has yet to decide on the future of its troubled $1 billion Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records system almost 500 days since a review into the PCEHR was conducted.

Teen pioneers tracking device to save hospitals time and money
NZ Doctor ~ Ruth Brown ~ 13/04/2015

A 15 year old from Otaki is seeking crowd funding to develop an idea for hospital wrist bands which contain GPS-style technology to help track down patients.

Insurers won’t run PHNs
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 13/04/2015

Private health insurers will not take roles in running new Primary Health Networks despite reports describing them as partners in successful PHN consortiums.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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