Technology > Health Informatics

Making telehealth a reality

20 March, 2018 by Dr Louise Schaper*

Embedding telehealth into clinical consultations is a priority reform area of Australia's National Digital Health Strategy.


Dressed for medical success

06 March, 2018 by Chris Huang*

E-textiles are set to revolutionise health care.


Personalising digital health care

20 February, 2018 by Ian Manovel

We look at the benefits of personalising services to cater for different attitudes — and aptitudes.


SAP Health Engagement digital solution

15 February, 2018

SAP Health Engagement is a digital solution that connects patients directly with health professionals.


Scientists 'walk' through cancer cells using virtual reality

12 January, 2018

Groundbreaking technology is allowing scientists to work collaboratively on cancer research.


Epilepsy seizure prediction possible with AI

18 December, 2017

Soon, epilepsy sufferers will have customised technology that forewarns them of a seizure.


Keep out, and stay out!

28 November, 2017 by Anthony Smith*

Six cybersecurity treatments that healthcare organisations should prescribe to.


The economics of chronic disease and hospital care

10 October, 2017

The increasing prevalence of chronic disease impacts significantly on all health care systems worldwide, with ongoing consequences for funders, service providers and the communities they serve.


Are you only seeing half your patient?

01 September, 2017

To fully achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMRs), healthcare providers must give their clinicians secure, real-time or near real-time access to their patients' complete medical records.


Revolutionising the way medical students learn with new technology

31 August, 2017

A Sydney paediatrician is changing the way medical students learn with his 'Sims'-like game, PlayMed.


EHRs in the hands of clinicians at Portland District Health

25 August, 2017

Portland District Health, Victoria, is leading the pack in clinical informatics technology, with close to 95% conversion to electronic health records (EHRs). CEO Christine Gilesexplains why EHRs should stay in the hands of clinicians, not administrators.


Meeting between experts: supporting shared decision-making in practice

11 August, 2017

In Australia, only around 40% of adults have the level of individual health literacy needed to effectively understand and use information about health.


Breathalyser app diagnoses disease

01 August, 2017

New technology from South Korea means disease diagnosis is just a breath away.


Unleashing the protective power of health informatics in pharmacy

28 July, 2017 by Kristin Michaels

In a contemporary healthcare environment, with an ever-expanding array of treatment options and new challenges in infectious diseases, lifestyle-related diseases and cancer, clear communication among multidisciplinary care teams, and with patients and their carers, has never been more important.


Digital health events target nurses, midwives, hospital clinicians

01 July, 2017

Nurses, midwives, hospital clinicians and healthcare professionals are invited to connect and learn from some of the country's most forward-thinking digital health experts when the Health Informatics Society of Australia holds its annual conference HIC 2017 in Brisbane in August.


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