Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Data is the new scalpel

Gabe Rijpma says the effective use of data will drive change across our health system.

School of Psychology’s Labour Pays Off

A pregnancy app created by a team at the University of Waikato is helping kiwi women put mind over matter during times of change.

Changing the public health system to address Māori inequity

A new paradigm for Māori health thrives in Hamilton. By Jody Hopkinson.

3D technology finds tiny medical clues in children’s faces

Researchers are leading an innovative project that uses spatial technologies such as 3D mapping to analyse subtle facial features in children in order to help identify underlying medical conditions such as rare diseases.

Inspirational Tikanga Māori programmes win funding at PitchLocal 19

A Dragon’s Den type competition was held last week where whanau who work with the community pitched up their best ideas to get funding to create change in Aotearoa.

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.
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DR WELLNESS

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.

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