Australasian health IT week in review: November 7

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

Kiwi concussion testing software wins Samsung Springboard ~ Tao Lin ~ 06/11/2015

A Kiwi tech company whose concussion software was used at the Rugby World Cup has won the Samsung Springboard competition.

WA auditors guess govt database passwords on first attempt
iTNews ~ Paris Cowan ~ 06/11/2015

WA’s office of the Auditor General was able to break into two sensitive state government networks by successfully guessing on the first attempt that the passwords for the admin account were ‘password’.

Quigley strikes back on NBN costs
The Australian ~ Mark Gregory ~ 04/11/2015

Former NBN Co boss Mike Quigley is back and the man who rather gamely took on the challenge of getting Australia’s biggest infrastructure off the ground has more than a few things to say.

New CIO at Orion Health
CIO ~ Divina Paredes ~ 03/11/2015

Johan Vendrig is the new CIO at Orion Health, filling the role vacated by David Kennedy in May. Kennedy is now a CIO/CISO consultant.

How to improve clinical software
Medical Observer ~ Oliver Frank ~ 03/11/2015

Practice software: address books need to reflect the reality of current practice.

Homecare Medical launches new telehealth service
NZ Doctor ~ Ruth Brown ~ 02/11/2015

A new national telehealth service was officially launched over the weekend with staff fielding nearly 2000 calls.

Turnbull's faster, cheaper NBN
ABC News ~ Paddy Manning ~ 01/11/2015

When Malcolm Turnbull dumped Labor's fibre optic NBN and replaced it with a mix of old and new technologies, he pledged a faster and cheaper broadband network. But the project is already slower and more expensive than promised.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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