Clinical IT leaders create national network

A group of Kiwi clinicians with a passion for technology driving changes in health care have created a Clinical Informatics Leadership Network for New Zealand. The group wants to increase the number of nurse members to ensure it is an inclusive multi-disciplinary network.

Innovative online junk food ban could benefit Kiwis

Kiwis could benefit from adopting a United Kingdom proposal to restrict online junk food advertisements in an effort to combat child obesity. By Ruby Harfield.

Digital health enhances patients’ health care

Denise Irvine says with the help of innovative and digital initiatives, health care delivery can be more patient-focused.

Virtual patients – using holograms as a teaching tool

A life-size hologram helped first year Otago Polytechnic nursing students hone their clinical reasoning skills. Dr Liz Ditzel and Emma Collins report on their trial of using a virtual reality app.

World’s first ‘mum development’ app launched by Kiwi

A lack of practical support for transitioning to the new role of 'mum', drove Hannah Hardy-Jones to develop the world’s first personal development app for mums.

AI model accurately diagnoses childhood diseases

Artificial intelligence could help paediatricians sort out the seriously ill kids from the ones with non-urgent conditions, like a common cold.

Bridging the gap between patients and providers

Technology continues to reshape the medical world, with one of the latest innovations a website aimed at connecting patients and practices. Rebekah Fraser looks into the platform that functions as an online health marketplace.

Feeding penguins from hospital: new technology lifts spirits of Starship children

Children at Starship Hospital were able to experience a behind-the-scenes visit to the penguin enclosure at Sealife Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium - thanks to innovative technology that can "virtually transport" children around New Zealand.

New mobile app assists with prescribing antibiotics

A new mobile app is helping ensure patients receive the antibiotics that will best meet their needs.

App offers help for ADHD

An app could replace the dependence on drugs such as Ritalin used by many with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.