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Dunedin: new hospital puts many balls in air

Dunedin: new hospital puts many balls in air

Dunedin’s hospital, north of the Octagon towards the university, has been substandard for years – parts of it for decades.

A hodgepodge of old buildings crammed onto a limited site throws up predictable problems of poor design and bad layout. But those issues are compounded by leaks, asbestos scares and a spiral of health board cost-cutting, including maintenance spending, brought on by years of rising deficits.

Is the My Health Record technology out of date?

Is the My Health Record technology out of date?

Harvard Medical School International Healthcare Innovation Professor Dr John Halamka told News Corp Australia that the $2 billion My Health Record was nothing more than “digitised paper” as it uses such “out-of-date” technology that crucial patient information on test results and diseases are unable to be read or shared by computers.

Reshaping the healthcare system through data science and analytics

Reshaping the healthcare system through data science and analytics

The Centre for Tropical Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology (CTBMB), which launched on October 29, will take the influx of data generated in biological science to help make important discoveries and develop revolutionary techniques.

The data flood, substantial leaps forward in computing power, and an increase in access to health-related data sets have presented scientists with unprecedented opportunities to unearth revelations.

New Perth Children's Hospital implements tech to improve care team communication

New Perth Children's Hospital implements tech to improve care team communication

The 298-bed multi-specialty paediatric hospital in Nedlands, which opened in June 2018, has implemented the Vocera Collaboration Suite throughout its facility to improve care team communication and clinical workflows. 

Vocera Communications provides clinical communication and workflow solutions.

 The rollout enables clinicians and staff across the hospital, which replaces Princess Margaret Hospital as the state's dedicated children's hospital, to communicate hands-free with wearable Vocera badges, text securely using the Vocera smartphone app, and communicate from their workstations via a web console.