Australasian health IT week in review: August 13

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending August 13:

This Star Trek-like body scanner could create the next big medtech company
Business Insider ~ Chris Pash ~ 12/08/2016

ImpediMed has just announced a device with the potential to make it Australia’s next big medtech company.

Government to release modelling behind ACFI cuts
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 12/08/2016

The government has confirmed it will share “key parameters behind the modelling” of the $1.2 billion cuts to aged care funding announced in the 2016 Budget with stakeholders.

Datacom becomes first Kiwi IT firm to hit $1 billion in sales ~ Tom Pullar-Strecker ~ 11/06/2016

Privately owned information technology services firm Datacom has become the first Kiwi IT firm to grow its sales to more than $1 billion.

Nurse phone triage too costly PHOs tell DHB
NZDoctor ~ Liane Topham-Kindley ~ 11/08/2016

The after-hours telephone nurse triage service in the top of the south is proving costly for PHOs which are considering alternative options.

NDIS providers entering eighth week without payment as families face approval delays
ABC News ~ Lauren Waldhuter ~ 10/08/2016

National Disability Insurance Scheme providers say they are entering their eighth week without payment because of an ongoing computer glitch.

Medibank Health Solutions on block; Deloitte hired
Australian Financial Review ~ Sarah Thompson ~ 09/08/2016

Medibank Private is seeking a buyer for parts of its health services arm, Health Solutions, as revealed by Street Talk on Monday.

Medical researchers plea for compliance on census
Australian Doctor ~ Carmel Spark ~ 09/08/2016

Eminent medical researcher Professor Fiona Stanley has urged Australians to get behind Tuesday's census, saying its contribution to medical research is immense, and boycotting the process is “ludicrous”.

Medibank still struggling with data migration headache
ITNews ~ Allie Coyne ~ 09/08/2016

Health insurer Medibank Private is still struggling to get tax statements out to its customers following issues with the migration of user data as part of its $150 million technology overhaul.

Doctors hail 'incredible' surgery - 3D printing a Kiwi first for sick Aucklander
New Zealand Herald ~ Tess Nichol ~ 07/08/2016

A throat cancer sufferer has a new jaw, created with the help of innovative 3D printing techniques - the first Kiwi to benefit from the cutting-edge technology.

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