Health technology stories
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
Amelio Health takes out two gold awards for digital innovation
An Australian nurse has won two awards for her digital tech startup that aims to ease the stress of people living with persistent and chronic pain.
COVID-19 produces unprecedented interest in NZ digital health board
"The large number of nominations reflects the strong desire they each have towards making a contribution to the sector nationwide."
Spectralink to provide UC for Melbourne Children’s Hospital
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne has chosen Spectralink Versity as the communication platform for its 6,000 staff.
Fitbit stats: More intense workouts are better for your body
The figures are based on Fitbit's recent Active Zone Minutes feature. Here's what they found.
Alibaba Cloud & partners lead healthtech charge across SEA
Alibaba Cloud will provide cloud credits and mentorship to healthcare and fintech startups helping them harness the power of AI, Cloud and other digital technologies to meet current and future business needs.
New reporting solution launched to streamline operations for health practices
The solution integrates data from a practice management system as well as cloud accounting software, resulting in a user-friendly interface which shows the most common reporting requirements for managing a practice.
Research: The convergence of medtech and wearables
IDTechEx has released research that looks at the growth of the wearables market and the growing innovation in health and medical technologies.
Expert urges NZ to begin health system’s digital upgrade
The chief executive of NZHIT says the Government should release a report that will kickstart the digital transformation of NZ’s health services.
Could Air NZ use downtime to digitally transform NZ’s health systems?
One University of Otago professor thinks that our national airline could “bring to health what they have achieved with air travel.”
The tech firm fighting obesity - and COVID-19
MyFiziq has developed a patented application designed to help reduce cases of obesity, whilst also having an impact in the fight against COVID-19.
DXC Tech to bring mental health tech to mining, oil and gas workers
Has entered a MOU with Australian-born Medibio which uses objective measures to identify depression, anxiety and stress.
Data visualisation tech in medicine to see major growth
Analysis of industry data indicates expenditure on big data analytics in healthcare is estimated to see a compound annual growth rate of over 19% between now and 2027.
Female-focused healthtech solutions a growing market
Technologies such as mHealth, telehealth, and wearable devices to help pregnancy care, fertility, and menstrual care treatments while reducing costs.
AI tech to bolster suicide prevention efforts in Australia
New project will utilise artificial intelligence to streamline clinical records to better inform responses to suicide prevention.
Alibaba uses tech ecosystem to aid coronavirus treatment
The Chinese giant has created a global direct sourcing platform to support medical personnel in Chinese areas impacted by coronavirus.
Sektor to distribute Ergotron health-tech
This appointment extends the range of solutions that Sektor currently offers to partners who serve the healthcare sector.
Hyland connects with MEDrefer to streamline referrals
MEDrefer allows general practitioners to select and send secure, traceable referrals to hospitals, specialists and allied health providers.
healthAlliance announces new CFO
"Joining the public healthcare sector that is undergoing fundamental change in the form of digital transformation to support better health outcomes for people is very exciting."
Hills A/NZ exits AV business, sells to Ambertech
Hills will focus on its health division and its larger security and technical services distribution division.
eGrowth charts considered a success for NZ's Northern region
More than 200,000 eGrowth Charts have been created since the Northern Region DHBs and their shared ICT services partner healthAlliance rolled out the initiative.
New eye technology for cataract patients comes to NZ
The new surgical procedure replaces the lens in the eye with an artificial lens and is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand.
Medical imaging equipment market poised for growth
The market was valued at US$30 million in 2017, and the value will increment at a CAGR of 4.6% up to 2025.
New app uses AI to detect early-stage Parkinson’s
The system uses a user uploaded AI to track movement and compare it with known Parkinson’s symptoms, and a report is created almost instantly.