Australasian health IT week in review: September 19

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

Australian security researcher uncovers serious iPhone flaw
Sydney Morning Herald ~ Ben Grubb ~ 18/09/2015

An Australian computer security researcher has uncovered a major flaw in Apple's iOS mobile operating system that will make any user think twice about not upgrading to the latest version, iOS 9.

New Royal Adelaide Hospital delayed by seven months, will cost additional $34.3m
ABC News ~ Angelique Donnellan ~ 17/09/2015

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be delayed by seven months and will cost the State Government an additional $34.3 million.

Govt introduces bill for opt-out e-health records
iTNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 17/09/2015

The federal government has introduced a bill into parliament that will enable it to transform its stalled e-health records regime by automatically creating a record for every Australian by default.

Senate demands release of NBN FTTP analysis
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 17/09/2015

The Senate has backed a motion from Labor's Steven Conroy demanding that NBN release a number of documents including an analysis of the cost of an all-fibre rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Monash Health moves into Fujitsu facility at Noble Park
iTNews ~ Andrew Sadauskas ~ 17/09/2015

Monash Health has migrated its data centre operations into a co-located setup at Fujitsu's Noble Park facility as it lays the groundwork for the introduction of electronic medical records

Almost no referrals': My Aged Care cops criticism in parliament
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 17/09/2015

Referrals of elderly patients for assessments and aged care services have dried up because of the government’s flawed My Aged Care website, federal parliament has been told.

Apple delays watchOS 2 release after bug discovery
iTNews ~ Staff writer ~ 17/09/2015

Apple will no longer release its new Apple Watch operating system watchOS 2 this week as planned after it discovered a bug in development.

Turnbull’s ‘agile’ government borrows from his IT past
The Conversation ~ Robert Merkel ~ 16/09/2015

Malcolm Turnbull has had many high-profile careers, including as a barrister, merchant banker and aspiring media proprietor. By far his most lucrative, however, was in the IT industry.

NBN trying to cut cost of internet services to rural, regional Australia
The Australian ~ Mitchell Bingemann ~ 16/09/2015

The company building the government’s $49 billion National Broadband Network is talking to retailers and regulators about how the mammoth infrastructure project can provide more competitive internet services in rural and regional Australia.

Australia's tech leaders optimistic with new IT-savvy Prime Minister
iTNews ~ Andrew Sadauskas ~ 15/09/2015

Australia's technology and telecommunications industries have welcomed the appointment of former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, indicating optimism for the future based on his knowledge of technology-related issues.

Shared-care software firm goes under, days after CCMS tool sold
NZ Doctor ~ Virgina McMillan ~ 15/09/2015

HSAGlobal is in liquidation owing more than $4 million to creditors including HealthLink and ACC.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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