Australasian health IT week in review: October 8

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending October 8:

Botched software upgrade stutters NBN satellite connections
ITNews ~ Allie Coyne ~ 06/10/2016

A botched software upgrade for the Viasat modems helping power NBN Co's satellite network last week has caused connection issues for rural and regional users.

Call for all providers to invest in disruptive technology innovation
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 07/10/2016

Big data and wearables top the technologies set to transform aged care and all providers should be investing in innovation in this space, according to an aged care executive.

Successful launch for second NBN satellite
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 06/10/2016

Sky Muster II ā€“ the second satellite for the National Broadband Network ā€“ was successfully launched at 7.30am AEDT from the French Guiana Space Centre, NBN has announced.

Three DHBs lined up for New Zealand's largest ICT research project
New Zealand Herald ~ Fiona Rotherham ~ 05/10/2016

Precision Driven Health, New Zealand's largest ICT research project, officially kicked off in Auckland today with the country's largest district health board involved, while two other DHBs are poised to get involved in the public/private partnership.

Healthcare at the centre of NZā€™s largest ICT R&D project
CIO NZ ~ Divina Paredes ~ 05/10/2016

Precision Driven Health is one of the largest data science research initiatives to be undertaken in the country, and aims to position New Zealand at the forefront of precision health globally.

GPs aren't happy about the government's cancer screening plans
Medical Observer ~ Rada Rouse ~ 04/10/2016

The RACGP has lambasted the Commonwealth for inadequate consultation prior to signing a contract with Telstra Health to run the new bowel and cervical cancer screening register.

Ambulance ramping surges 175 per cent despite WA government 'ban'
ABC News ~ Jacob Kagi ~ 04/10/2016

Ambulance ramping has surged at West Australian hospitals, just a year after the state government "banned" the practice.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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