Healthcare

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In April, Which-50 ran a series of articles critical of the Federal government’s implementation of My Health Record. The system is, however, not without its defenders. One such is Dr Steve Hambleton, a GP and Independent Clinical Advisor to the Digital Health Agency. This is his response. My patients benefit

This is the fist of two articles addressing healthcare transformation written by Jeremy Knibbs, the founder of Medical Republic While COVID sparked a digital health revolution around the world, My Health Record, and those who keep standing behind it, along with a local medical software industry that is small and 

Microsoft Corp bought Nuance Communications yesterday for $US19.7 Billion , in a move that accelerates the company’s cloud strategy for healthcare and increases its total addressable market in the sector to $500 million.  The deal is the result of several years of close cooperation where the companies have worked together

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DXC Technology has reached a definitive agreement to sell its healthcare software provider business to privately held Dedalus Group for $525 million in cash. “The sale of our healthcare provider software business to Dedalus is consistent with our strategy of focusing on the Enterprise Technology Stack and rationalizing our portfolio.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organisations are working diligently to diagnose patients, adjust to an increased need for telehealth services, and provide treatment. In this “digital age” of healthcare, many of these organisations are also in regular email communication with patients, government entities, and other firms to provide pressing medical

Cisco and RMIT have launched the Health Transformation Lab, a place for health leaders to bring their most complex and difficult challenges and consider how technology can support health initiatives. The lab will bring together ideas, leaders, innovators and infrastructure to make the future of healthcare, enabled by technology, a

This week visitors and patients at Fairfield Hospital have been greeted by a robot, ready to answer questions and provide directions, as part of a five-day public trial examining the impact of a robot receptionist. The humanoid robot Pepper has been staffed in the foyer of the hospital since Monday,

The mobile app experiences provided by Australia’s private health insurers deliver a basic suite of features to members, but not much more according to a new report, which argues digital strategies could help rescue funds from their current ‘death spiral.’  Earlier this year Grattan Institute said the industry is in

The traditional hospital is becoming obsolete as an ageing population and chronic health conditions require a different style of care which focuses on keeping patients out of hospitals in the first place.  That’s according to  Sharon Hakkennes, senior director analyst – healthcare for Gartner, who argued society’s needs have changed

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Shiny new, big hospitals are – to the future healthcare needs of Australia – what coal-fired power stations have become for our energy sector. Like the energy sector, healthcare paradigms are changing rapidly. Unlike the energy sector, we haven’t even started to argue about why we aren’t planning and designing