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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. Danielle Spencer and Christine Baxter share with NURSING REVIEW why the nurses at Christchurch Hospital’s general surgery wards are such ardent fans.

Waikato DHB to launch review of SmartHealth app

The new boss at the Waikato District Health Board is to launch a review of the 'virtual health' app which cost the health board millions and failed to attract the targeted number of users, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Obesity awareness: childhood growth charts go electronic

South Island children's growth records have gone electronic. And also on the way is a mobile interactive growth chart to help parents monitor whether their child's growth is healthy or unhealthy.

Fighting falls not fires: UK firefighters take role in falls prevention

Firefighters leading exercise classes for the elderly at the local fire station is one of the fall prevention initiatives shared at a recent international forum in Wellington.

E-health innovator finalists announced

Three e-health companies and three students using IT to improve health care have been announced as finalists in awards to be presented at the annual innovation awards in November.

Pharmacists celebrate change on way to mark World Pharmacists Day

Pharmacists have been an 'untapped' health resource but this will change with the Pharmacy Action Plan, says Pharmaceutical Society president Graeme Smith to mark World Pharmacists Day.

Guidelines on safe sharing of personal health info

Guidelines to help ensure that personal health information is being shared legally and safely by health providers have just been released. The Ministry of Health has published the Health Information Governance Guidelines to provide guidance to...

App of the Month: My Asthma App

My Asthma App: patient education and action plan app

Surviving a DHB IT meltdown

What do you do when your IT system crashes, leaving two hospitals and a community service without access to electronic health records, emails, the internet, voicemail… FIONA CASSIE talks to Lakes DHB director of nursing and midwifery Gary Lees about leading the way through a DHB IT crisis.

Webscope: Keeping abreast internationally

Keeping abreast of nursing issues and evidence-based practice around the world is the focus of this edition’s website recommendations from Kathy Holloway.
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