Melbourne, Australia's second biggest city and one that has often earned the title of being the globe's most liveable city, has set a dubious record, that of being the world's most locked down city due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the blaring headlines that six million more Australians are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine from today (Monday), this does not mean they can get themselves vaccinated.
Exactly why the Federal Government has decided to upgrade the COVIDSafe app after its abysmal showing as far as contact tracing is concerned is a mystery.
Undeterred by the failure of its COVIDSafe app, the Morrison Government has announced that it will update the software in what it claims is "a world-leading technology development".
Australia’s Digital Health Agency has released a national digital health skills and training plan designed to help the Australian health workforce use technology and further drive the digital transformation of health services to meet community demand.
After all is said and done, the only organisation to gain from the development of the COVIDSafe contact-tracing app in Australia will be the cloud company AWS that earned about $710,000 for hosting the data collected.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt deserves all the public support he can get and kudos for putting in a place an import ban on vaping materials; it is the tobacco industry's way of getting in through the backdoor, and blocking it is the right way to go.
Australian doctors in general practice clinics will get free delivery of enhanced telehealth services with upgrades to the system delivered by NBN Co in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A provider of cyber security services to the government has spoken out about the weaknesses that dog the Federal Government's My Health Record system, claiming it cannot guarantee the privacy of sensitive Australian information.
Faced with growing privacy concerns, the Federal Government has backed down over its controversial My Health Record system and said it would change the laws governing release of data.
It's early days to be sure, but the Federal Government's latest showpiece, the My Health Record system, is already beginning to look like it will end up as another cluster***k.
Australians will know exactly how many among them have chosen to opt out of the My Health Record system only by the end of the year, a spokesperson from the Australian Digital Health Agency says.
The peak national body representing pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, is partnering with the Australian Digital Health Agency in a move designed to help increase the number of pharmacists using My Health Record – a digital system that enables healthcare providers to share secure health data and improve the safety and quality of patient care.
The Australian Government has set up a review to look into the accessibility of Medicare card numbers by health providers, with former public servant Professor Peter Shergold as its head.
The wash-up from the federal election has seen the appointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science.
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