Australasian health week in review: August 15

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health, IT and eHealth news:

NBN’s new satellites ready for takeoff
The Australian ~ David Swan ~ 14/08/2015

The company building the national broadband network has announced its two new satellites will launch into orbit this October, described by communications minister Malcolm Turnbull as a “game changer”.

Doctor's smart solution to medic alarms
New Zealand Herald ~ Brendan Manning ~ 13/08/2015

Q Watch aims to beat conventional devices with greater distance, voice control and storage of medical records.

Australia's DTO hires UK govt's digital 'boy wonder'
iTNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 12/08/2015

Australia's Digital Transformation Office has continued its head-hunting spree through the ranks of the UK government, luring high-profile ‘boy wonder civil servant’ Jordan Hatch from the Government Digital Service.

They're in denial': MyGov users vent anger
Canberra Times ~ Noel Towell ~ 11/08/2015

The Commonwealth government is "in denial" over the performance of its online service portals, with MyGov coming in for savage criticisms from frustrated users of the system.

Telstra threat MyRepublic details Australia launch and slams NBN
Sydney Morning Herald ~ David Ramli ~ 11/08/2015

The Singaporean company named as one of Telstra's biggest worries by its outgoing chief executive David Thodey has labelled parts of the $41 billion national broadband network as "shit" as it prepares to launch services in Australia.

GPs are throwing aside their doubts and opening up to patient portals ~ Tom Pullar-Strecker ~ 10/08/2015

GPs appear to be warming to patient portals that let them communicate with patients over the internet.

200 staff await delayed decision on NICTA and CSIRO merger
Canberra Times ~ Henry Belot ~ 07/08/2015

The job prospects of up to 200 employees remain uncertain as a merger of the nation's peak science and IT bodies continues to be negotiated.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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