Webscope: infection control & child health sites

Kathy Holloway recommends handy websites for more information on two of this edition’s themes – infection control and child health.

App of the month: Babble

New app for parents of neonatal babies.

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

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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.