Long term conditions: helping patients use apps and e-Health for self-management

A dizzying amount of digital help is now potentially available for nurses to help patients self-manage their long-term conditions.  FIONA CASSIE seeks some advice from the experts on what technology nurses can add to their toolkits.

Two health winners in Hi-Tech Awards

An innovation growing of the Canterbury quake that allows nurses, doctors and pharmacists to electronically share a patient's care record was a winner at the recent Hi-Tech Awards.

Nurse innovators among $20,000 Clinicians’ Challenge finalists

Supporting youth in crisis plus helping immigrant children catch-up with immunisations are two digital innovations, co-lead by nurses, to make this year's Clinicians' Challenge finals.

Case study: touchscreen telehealth for the elderly

Nursing Review reports on an award-winning case study presentation from last year’s Nurse Informatics conference on George, a participant in a Selwyn Foundation telehealth pilot for the elderly with long-term conditions.

App of the month: Type 2 diabetes Xplained

The aim of this New Zealand-developed app is to use comic-style cartoons to provide easy-to-understand information about type 2 diabetes for patients in English, Māori and Samoan.

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.

Waikato’s PDRP eportfolio gets Nursing Council tick

The 'courage' to shift to an eportfolio format was highlighted in a positive Nursing Council audit of Waikato DHB's professional development and recognition programme (PDRP). Cheryl Atherfold, associate director of nursing for the DHB’s Professional...

Webscope: Global health campaigns

Kathy Holloway introduces two websites with a global focus on improving procedures and strengthening practice, including one hosting the Nursing Now campaign.

Webscope: ‘workarounds’

Check out these nursing website recommendations from Kathy Holloway. 

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.
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