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App launched to remind people to take medicine

A new app's been launched to remind people to take their medicine.

University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected...

Online GP service hopes to clear clogged system

A new online service hopes to put an end to spending hours in a doctor's waiting room.

Red Cross appeals for Kiwis to help us get ready for disasters

We know emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Our communities are often hit hard by the consequences – people are impacted, perhaps homes, schools or workplaces are damaged, access and transportation disrupted,...

Pacific health TechCamp builds strategies for mosquito-born illnesses

Public health professionals from across the Pacific attended a recent TechCamp in Auckland focusing on using technology to help address mosquito-born diseases.

New technology to alert people about emergencies

A new way to let people know about an emergency is coming to a phone near you.

Clot-busting ‘telestroke’ service to be extended

Canterbury and Northland are looking to follow Wellington in offering an after-hours telehealth service proven to increase the number of stroke patients receiving clot-busting interventions.

Clinicians clamour for collaborative ‘clinical cockpit’ app

A New Zealand-developed app is allowing simultaneous sharing of patient notes, tasks and secure instant messaging by care team members. Clinical nurse specialist Danielle Spencer and senior nurse Christine Baxter share why they're fans

Don’t read what you don’t need

Patient privacy breaches have been hitting the headlines. The infamous ‘eel’ x-ray in Auckland led to staff dismissals, and spying on cricket star Jesse Ryder’s clinical notes resulted in four clinicians facing disciplinary action. Nurse-turned-lawyer ROBIN KAY looks at the legal and ethical issues for nurses around accessing patient records – particularly now that unauthorised reading of a file leaves an ‘electronic fingerprint’.

New CPR app can turn bystanders into lifesavers

A new app to alert CPR-trained bystanders when someone is suffering a cardiac arrest is about to start saving lives in New Zealand.

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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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