Australasian health week in review: September 12
Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health, IT and eHealth news:
CSIRO uses to 3D printing to create new ribs for cancer patient
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 11/09/2015
A Spanish cancer patient has a new, customised titanium sternum and ribcage, thanks in part to a collaboration between the CSIRO and a Melbourne medical device company.
Ministry sets deadline for DHB sugar ban
NZ Doctor ~ Cliff Taylor ~ 11/09/2015
Director-general of health Chai Chuah has told all DHBs to get rid of sugar-sweetened drinks from their premises by the end of the month.
Decision support tool Nexxt makes finals for NZ Innovators Awards
NZ Doctor ~ Rachel Wattie ~ 10/09/2015
Electronic decision support tool Nexxt has today been announced a “health and science” finalist in the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2015.
Apple wows IT crowd with product launch, but investors nonplussed
ABC News ~ Neal Woolrich ~ 10/069/2015
Apple's latest product launch went off with a bang in San Francisco overnight, but the reaction is less enthusiastic on Wall Street.
What patients think when you pull out your mobile phone
Medical Observer ~ David Rowley ~ 09/09/2015
Almost three-quarters of patients and carers approve of doctors using smartphones and other mobile devices in hospitals, as long as it’s for patient care and not personal use, a survey shows.
Scathing cancer services report an 'exaggeration', says WA Premier Colin Barnett
ABC News ~ Andrew O'Connor ~ 09/09/2015
A high-level medical task force report that described WA's cancer services as "fragmented" and "degraded" exaggerates the problems it identified, Premier Colin Barnett says.
Adult cancer treatment services 'in crisis' by shift to Fiona Stanley Hospital, taskforce finds
ABC News ~ Andrew O'Connor ~ 08/09/2015
Adult cancer treatment services have been left in crisis by the shift in services to Fiona Stanley Hospital, with patient safety and clinical outcomes "significantly compromised", a taskforce has found.
The NBN: why it’s slow, expensive and obsolete
The Conversation ~ Rod Tucker ~ 08/09/2015
The Abbott Coalition government came to power two years ago this week with a promise to change Labor’s fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network (NBN) to one using less-expensive fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technologies, spruiking its network with the three-word slogan: “Fast. Affordable. Sooner.”
My Aged Care site: Pledge to improve GP referrals
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 07/09/2015
The Department of Social Services says it will roll out a new webform for doctors’ referrals on the My Aged Care website after a flood of complaints about the system.
Posted in Australian eHealth