The number of documents uploaded to My Health Records by healthcare providers continues to soar, with the total in December 2019 reaching nearly 13 million records - up from 12.5 million in November.

Global venture capital (VC) funding in digital health, including private equity and corporate venture capital, declined in 2019 with US$8.9 billion raised in 615 deals, a 6% drop compared to US$9.5 billion in 698 deals in 2018, according to a new report.

South Australian electricity distributor SA Power Networks has developed a digital strategy program that incorporates the Microsoft 365 productivity cloud for a workplace transformation that mitigates siloed operations across a vast geographical area of the State.

Consumer electronics company Withings has launched what it says is the first hybrid smartwatch combine medical grade electrocardiogram and sleep apnea detection as part of treatment for cardiovascular and sleep issues.

The Federal Government has agreed to the initial key support terms for two projects that, it is claimed, will help to bring down power prices.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $2.7 million in funding for digital energy technology company Wattwatchers to develop a consumer-facing energy data hub - ‘My Energy Marketplace’ - that will give greater visibility over household energy use.

Scientists from the Australian National University, the University of Rostock in Germany, the University of Central Florida in the US and UNSW Canberra have devised a new way to design optical chips so that light can experience multiple dimensions.

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About 78,000 vehicles are fitted with faulty Takata airbags which may deploy wrongly in an accident causing metal fragments to be ejected at high speed and inflict serious injuries or even kill the occupants, the ACCC has warned.

The Australian Digital Health Agency has reported a 140% growth of healthcare providers sharing and collaborating on patient information following the upgrading of the My Health Record system announced in September.

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