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Health
Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
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Health
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint. 
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Google
Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
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Health
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."
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Health
Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
"Kordia is truly a better place to work because of Scott. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues at Kordia, and we will continue to support him through his journey.”
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Health
Q&A: TIBCO advances safe workplace return through cutting-edge tech
We spoke to TIBCO about technology challenges arising from COVID-19, and the company’s investment in solving meaningful human challenges through technology, as well as a look at its new personnel tracking feature available on its GatherSmart solution.
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Healthcare
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.
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Gartner
Following COVID-19 employee wellbeing cannot be overstated, Gartner finds
“Investing in employee well-being will enable organisations to have a more productive and engaged workforce and to better retain and attract talent now and as the pandemic subsides and employees return to the workplace.”
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Artificial Intelligence
AI could be used to detect pandemic patterns - NZ Health IT
Artificial intelligence could soon held detect pandemic virus patterns very early, including those like COVID-19, according to NZ Health IT. 
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Health
New wearable devices to diagnose medical conditions such as preeclampsia, epilepsy and heart attacks
"Wearable consumer products such as the Fitbit are already mainstream, yet the enormous transformative medical potential of wearable technologies is yet to be realised."
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Digital Transformation
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.
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Ransomware
Shadow of ransomware looms over healthcare sector
“Hackers will continue to target vulnerable systems as long as there are profits to be made: from selling the stolen patient’s data to holding the healthcare systems hostage until the criminals’ demands are met.”
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Health
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.”
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Cybersecurity
Forescout appoints A/NZ director Rohan Langdon
Langdon says businesses are facing major challenges as they implement remote working technologies, and new protocols.
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Healthcare
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.  
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Hybrid Cloud
Embracing cloud essential for healthcare organisations to deliver advanced care
Digital transformation significantly impacted cloud implementation across various industry verticals, and healthcare organisations were no different.
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Cybersecurity
New report reveals 'wall of shame' in health care data breaches
More than 27 million individuals were affected by breaches of protected health information, according to Bitglass. 
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Health
IDC: Coronavirus presents opportunities for ICT vendors
The COVID-19 outbreak will bring both challenges and opportunities for the ICT market, according to IDC. 
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Digital Transformation
HBF chooses Oracle Health Insurance to achieve digital transformation
HBF is a private health insurer based in Western Australia. According to a statement from the company, it is looking to improve the experience it offers to members, employees and providers.
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Artificial Intelligence
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.
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Smartphone
Trade war and coronavirus uncertainty proves challenge for Huawei as smartphone shipments drop
The full-year decline in 2019 represents the third consecutive year of falling shipments.
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Malware
Cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus fears
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the current outbreak of coronavirus in an attempt to launch theft malware.
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Internet of Things
Digital technologies change the way APAC consumers manage their health
"Brands are empowering consumers with information that can help them better understand the health issues relevant to them in order to contextualise and shape their own health goals."
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Health
Hands (and body)-on review: The Dyson Pure Cool Me
The Pure Cool Me is the perfect answer to those of us wanting healthy, filtered and cool air.