Whangārei medical centre offers patients video consultations

A Whangārei medical practice is believed to be the only one in the district to introduce video consultation for registered patients with minor illnesses.

Allied Health team amongst IT Awards finalists

A Canterbury team working on an innovative IT solution for the allied health workforce is amongst the three finalists for this year’s Excellence in Digital Health award.

Using ‘smart socks’ to assess physio patients from afar

Using  ‘smart sock’  wearable technology to better assess patients movement via video physiotherapist consultations has been successfully trialled in Australia.

Self-effacing Te Kuiti GP takes out top rural honour

Dr Keith Buswell – the self-effacing leader of an innovative Te Kuiti general practice offering both primary and hospital level services – has won this year’s major rural health award.

Renowned thoracic surgeon Dr Diego Gonzalez teaches Waikato Hospital doctors

Surgeons at Waikato Hospital are the first in New Zealand to learn a less invasive lung surgery technique that is quicker, not as painful, and enables patients to recover faster.

New Zealand scientific breakthrough could provide new allergy, asthma treatments

A breakthrough discovery by New Zealand scientists could point the way to better treatment options for sufferers of allergies and asthma.

After-hours telehealth advice sees stroke interventions double

A Wellington telestroke pilot– offering expert after-hours advice to regional hospitals – has seen a dramatic increase in clot-busting interventions being offered to stroke patients.

Hawke’s Bay Health Awards recognise key innovations

A gynaecological outpatient clinic has taken out the supreme accolade at last night's Hawke's Bay Health Awards.

New simulator for tricky neonatal surgery to be trialled

New Zealand surgeons are developing a tiny, life-like simulator so they can train to do a tricky piece of keyhole surgery on newborns.

Holograms and virtual doctors in our medical future

Experts gather in Rotorua to discuss latest technological breakthroughs.
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