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.

How the nuanced healthcare data of AI is transforming healthcare

Jody Hopkinson looks at how artificial intelligence is improving healthcare

Waikato screening tools for spotting killer sepsis making mark

Education and screening tools to help doctors and nurses quickly spot and treat patients with potentially deadly sepsis are already making a difference at Waikato Hospital.

Breast screening innovation & clinicians’ app big winners in NZ Health IT Awards

World-leading breast imaging technology by a Wellington-based tech firm and an app helping clinicians’ reduce paperwork were the big winners at this year’s NZ Health IT Awards.

Drug could prevent effects of gluten in people with coeliac disease

A vaccine to protect people with coeliac diseases from the harmful effects of gluten is being developed.

Is ‘tech-sex’ changing Kiwis’ view of intimacy?

A series of free public events examining some of the emerging digital technology that could change sex and intimacy as we know it is being held across the country during NZ Psychology Week (November 12-18).

‘Virtual’ rural medical school proposed

Otago and Auckland universities have proposed a school of rural health to address the shortage of health professionals across rural New Zealand.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.