Australia’s ageing population will see health services continue to be stretched in coming years unless greater efficiencies are embraced led by modern digital technologies that patients increasingly expect, according to the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).
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.
In the “pandemic age” of telehealth and new technologies, remote site lab or point-of-care (POC) testing of biofluids is a potentially "rapid and non-invasive way" to test for most diseases - including COVID-19 - say scientists at South Australia’s Flinders University.
Satellite communications provider Inmarsat says it is providing further enhanced support to aid agencies and the NGO sector during the Covid 19 pandemic.
ICT services giant NEC has teamed up with software developers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus pandemic, launching a smartphone app - iQuarantine - a mobile check-in and case management system that allows users to report their location and health status numerous times a day.
Newly listed Australian healthcare services company Opyl - formerly known as ShareRoot before a rebranding - has now started trading on the ASX under its new name.
Sixty-three data breach notifications have been received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner since the Australian data breach notification law came into effect on 22 February.
Healthcare workforce management software provider Allocate Software has inked a five-year contract with one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services, Eastern Health, for the implementation of a rostering and time and attendance system.
The federal government’s decision to put the Triple Zero emergency service out to tender signals more cost cutting in telecommunications and health services, according to the Communications Union.
Many Australians are interested in connected home services primarily for delivering and managing home security, energy and utility and health services.
Enterprise communicatons solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent is claiming a first with the release of what it says is a range of “game changing”, innovative and industry specific consumption-based communicatons delivery models for businesses of all sizes.
IT services company UXC Connect has launched a new healthcare business unit which it says is aimed at helping organisations in the health sector leverage technology and infrastructure to meet the challenges of a changing market.
An Australian-based online medical company, launched last year, is claiming it can provide a way around the government’s proposed co-payment for a visit to the doctor by offering an online doctor’s consultation in the comfort of your home or workplace.
An international survey suggests Australian seniors are keen on the idea of digital health tools.
A Victorian regional health authority has extended its use of InterSystems' TrakCare health information system with the implementation of electronic health records.
The Federal Government is to provide $4.9m to give children with hearing or vision impairment in regional and remote Australia access to specialist services and therapies through the National Broadband Network (NBN).
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