Four New Zealand and Australasian healthcare IT companies have jointly contacted the Privacy Commissioner to flag the issue.
Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.
New Zealand babies are dying from syphilis passed on from their mothers during pregnancy.
Aucklanders seeking urgent after-hours care could be paying less.
Early estimates of the cost of improving the safety of the country's drinking water supplies are "a bit frightening", Health Minister David Clark has admitted.
Discouraging unnecessary antibiotics and tests this winter is being advocated by the Council of Medical Colleges as part of the ongoing Choosing Wisely campaign.
Unintended consequences will follow if the prohibition against taking another’s life is removed, says Dr Catherine Hallagan, a GP and chair of the Health Professionals Alliance, in the alliance’s recent submission to the Justice Committee on the End of Life Choice bill.
Three medical practitioners tell Tess Nichol about a culture of sexual intimidation and cover-ups in our hospitals.