Australasian health IT week in review: November 14

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

Is Apple's iPad Pro a PC and laptop killer?
Sydney Morning Herald ~ Tim Biggs ~ 13/11/2015

Almost comically large and coming at a time when iPads are far from de rigueur for everyday life, the iPad Pro has prompted much head-scratching and scepticism since its announcement in September.

Australians are tech pessimists
The Australian ~ Jennifer Foreshew ~ 13/11/2015

Australian technologists are among the least positive globally when it comes to seeing improvement in the country’s innovation position, a study finds.

Senate passes eHealth legislation
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 13/11/2015

The Senate yesterday passed without amendment the government's legislation to revamp the national eHealth record system.

Australia to bring citizens' health records online
iTNews ~ Allie Coyne ~ 12/11/2015

The Australian government has been given the go-ahead to create a digital health record for every Australian by default pending the success of trials of the model, after the bill for opt-out records passed the parliament today.

Big data can improve health but first we need to build the foundations
The Conversation ~ Julian Elliott ~ 11/11/2015

“What if we, as government, got out of the way and gave consumers full access to their own personalised health data and full control over how they choose to use it?” Health Minister Sussan Ley asked in her recent speech to the National Press Club.

e-health prescription blunder
Pharmacy News ~ Meg Pigram ~ 11/11/2015

Six scripts over six months have been incorrectly been uploaded to a patient’s PCEHR record.

Inquiry backs legislation for 'opt-out' eHealth record
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 10/11/2015

A parliamentary inquiry has endorsed a government bill that will enable the national eHealth system to potentially be shifted to an 'opt-out' model.

Smartphone AF screening makes sense: cardiologist
Australian Doctor ~ Alice Klein ~ 10/11/2015

Hundreds of strokes and premature deaths will be prevented every year if screening for atrial fibrillation in over-65s is incorporated into primary care, says a leading cardiologist.

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