Australasian health IT week in review: September 10

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending September 10:

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn't for everyone ~ Paresh Dave ~ 10/09/2016

Two years ago, Apple Inc. executives made the case that anyone with an iPhone would be better off also owning the company's new smartwatch.

Bill Morrow calls for businesses to develop their ‘NBN strategy’
Computerworld ~ Rohan Pearce ~ 09/09/2016

Australia is on a fast track to become “the world’s first fully connected continent,” NBN’s CEO, Bill Morrow, will today tell an event hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC).

Flinders next to receive controversial e-health system
InDaily ~ Benson Siebert ~ 09/09/2016

SA Health is eyeing Flinders Medical Centre as the next destination for its controversial EPAS electronic health records system.

1000 days to make a difference
CIO NZ ~ Divina Paredes ~ 08/09/2016

Plunket’s first CIO seriously considered becoming a midwife after the birth of her first child.

MBS report 'another attack on GPs'
Medical Observer ~ Staff writer ~ 08/09/2016

The report was made public on Tuesday afternoon, but not before an agenda-shaping exclusive report popped up in the pages of The Australian newspaper with the headline Routine GP tasks blow out Medicare benefits.

NSW hospitals record highest number of admissions, elective surgery
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 07/09/2016

A record number of patients have been admitted to public hospitals and undergone elective surgery in New South Wales, a report reveals.

GP 'admin consults' under threat of MBS review
Australian Doctor ~ Paul Smith ~ 06/06/2016

Medicare funding for so-called “administrative GP consults”, such as appointments to deliver routine test results, is likely to be investigated by the Medicare Review Taskforce.

Perth Children's Hospital: Doubts mount over opening date of problem-plagued facility
ABC News ~ Jacob Kagi ~ 06/09/2016

There is mounting doubt that the new Perth Children's Hospital will open in 2016, with major construction issues continuing to plague the $1.2 billion facility.

New Zealand set to get a national virtual reality centre to pioneer world-first technologies
Start-up Smart ~ Dinushi Dias ~ 06/09/2016

Wellington is set to be home to a national virtual reality centre developing a range of “world-first uses” for VR and augmented reality.

Trial tracks chronic disease patients using bluetooth
Australian Doctor ~ Antony Scholefield ~ 06/09/2016

Net-Health, a Queensland-based start-up company, has developed a system that allows GPs to monitor individual patients’ blood pressure, blood glucose levels, weight, heart rate or pulse rate over time.

What’s eating the public sector’s top technologists?
The Mandarin ~ Stephen Easton ~ 06/09/2016

Senior public sector technologists discuss the big IT issues facing government organisations, such as how to not poach each other’s key people.

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