Archive for the 'Health' Category

Meningococcal disease case confirmed as MenW strain

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

Meningococcal disease case confirmed as MenW strain

Tests have confirmed that the patient admitted to Palmerston North Hospital this week with meningococcal disease has contracted the MenW strain. Read more »

Ministry restructure heads up top 10 most-read stories

Press Release – Health Informatics

Ministry restructure heads up top 10 most-read stories of 2018

Date: 5 December 2018

News of the creation of a Data and Digital directorate at the Ministry of Health was the top-read story on eHealthNews.nz in 2018. Read more »

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. Read more »

DHBs leveraging cloud for clinical and non-clinical data

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

3 December 2018

Seventeen of New Zealand’s district health boards are hosting some of their clinical and non-clinical data offsite using cloud services. Read more »

Parenting key to improving national mental health

Press Release – Triple P

Auckland-based parenting expert, Jackie Riach, has welcomed recognition in He Ara Oranga that early childhood and parenting support services provide a critical window to improve children’s and adult mental health. Read more »

NZ’s Largest Primary Health Organisation Welcomes Inquiry

Press Release – ProCare Health

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest Primary Health Organisation (PHO), responsible for the health of more than 800,000 New Zealanders, Read more »

Pain medicine specialists on Mental Health/Addiction inquiry

Press Release – ANZCA

Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians have welcomed the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry report as a stepping stone to addressing causes of, and finding better solutions to the mental health crisis facing this country. Read more »

Pharmaco grows Australian product range in diabetes sector

Press Release – Pharmaco

4th December 2018

Auckland, 4th December 2018 – The Australian subsidiary of healthcare specialist Pharmaco (NZ) Limited has extended its range of blood glucose meters and test strips to include two new subsidised listings on the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) product schedule. Read more »

New Zealand rated globally for children’s activity levels

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand rated globally for children’s activity levels

New Zealand children and young people between the ages of five and 18 have low levels of physical activity and high levels of screen time, compared with their peers in 49 countries worldwide.
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2018 Health Innovation Awards

Press Release – Nelson Marlborough Health

2018 Health Innovation Awards: Celebrating the people who make our healthcare system more skilled, more compassionate and more equitable
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Honorary doctorate a double celebration for Sir Mason

Press Release – Massey University

Honorary doctorate a double celebration for Sir Mason

On the brink of his 80th birthday and after an honours-studded career, Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie will receive a further accolade when he is bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Massey University. Read more »

HiNZ presentations cover interesting array of topics

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

HiNZ presentations cover interesting array of topics

Date: 23 November 2018

Digital transformation

Healthcare Holdings head of digital health Lloyd McCann told HiNZ 2018 attendees that the single biggest driver for change in the health systems is patients, who are becoming more powerful because of their access to information via the Internet. Read more »

New HIV stigma stats cause for immediate action

Press Release – AIDS Foundation

Wednesday 28 November 2018

A 2018 survey shows there are still a lot of misconceptions around HIV that are contributing harmful stigma for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Read more »

Significant growth in Maori exercise leaders

Press Release – Make Lemonade

New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Maori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. Read more »

NZ has highest mortality rate from motor neuron disease

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Global study reveals New Zealand has world’s highest mortality rate from motor neuron disease

New data on neurological disorders from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study shows that New Zealand now has the world’s highest rate of mortality from motor neuron disease, at 2.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants – just ahead of Australia and the United Kingdom. Read more »

Thousands of Kiwi kids with diabetes missing out

Press Release – Diabetes New Zealand

Thousands of Kiwi kids with diabetes missing out on life-changing technology

Diabetes New Zealand is calling on the government to fund continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with type 1 diabetes. Read more »

Mental health app wins Sysmex Award

Press Release – Sysmex

An app focussing on youth mental health wins the 2018 Sysmex Award for Health Informatics

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Digital health awards presented at HiNZ 2018

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

Four prestigious digital health awards were presented to excited winners at the HiNZ 2018 Conference in Wellington on 21 November. Read more »

Inflammation and depression in Pacific youth

Press Release – AUT University

Media Advisory

26th November 2018

Untangling link between inflammation and depression in Pacific youth Read more »

Smoking threatens our culture

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

Creating a vision for a resilient, thriving, and smokefree Manawatu is high on the agenda for a focus group comprised of Palmerston North community members. Read more »

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