Australasian health week in review: May 2

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

Will the wearables craze be eclipsed by disappearables? ~ Jeremy Wagstaff ~ 01/05/2015

Forget 'wearables', and even 'hearables'. The next big thing in mobile devices: 'disappearables'.

GPs under pressure to cut costs and boost bookings
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 30/04/2015

Nearly half of health professionals in a recent survey said they lost sleep over government plans to overhaul Medicare, and one in seven reported a drop in patients amid a media furore over the reforms.

20 clinical activities doctors should do less of
Australian Doctor ~ Michael Woodhead ~ 29/04/2015

GPs are being urged to think twice before ordering imaging for back pain, testing vitamin D levels and prescribing statins as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign launched on Wednesday to cut back on inappropriate and wasteful tests and treatments.

Orion Health posts 7pc revenue hike
New Zealand Herald ~ New Zealand Herald ~ 28/04/2015

Orion Health Group, the healthcare management software developer, posted a 7 per cent increase in annual operating revenue as growth in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions made up for a slowdown in North America.

Stroke risk app poses challenges
Medical Observer ~ Kristen Ochs ~ 28/04/2015

A smartphone app touted as the next big thing in primary stroke prevention could pose challenges to GPs, an expert says.

GPs: Why we charge for under 6s
New Zealand Herald ~ Claire Trevett ~ 28/04/2015

Auckland medical centres say high cost of running practices in city behind charges for children's visits.

NSW's top tech doctor reflects on nine months in the role
ITNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 27/04/2015

Nine months into the role, NSW Health’s inaugural chief clinical information officer Dr John Lambert is still coming to grips with the scale of the the job.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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