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Surge in vaccine-related phishing attacks as rollout picks up momentum
Spikes in vaccine-related phishing activity centred around new updates, announcements and ground-breaking approvals from around the world.
Palo Alto Networks expands IoT security to healthcare
"Palo Alto Networks IoT Security is designed to ensure Healthcare Delivery Organisations can realise the benefits of IoT for patient care — without sacrificing security."
Scientists use 3D printer to print 'bone' with living cells
"This has the potential to radically change current practice, reducing patient suffering and ultimately saving lives."
Majority of professionals believe employers should require proof of COVID vaccination
New research has revealed 67% of professionals believe employers should require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 before returning to the office.
Cyberattacks on healthcare organisations "out of control" - Check Point
There has been a 45% increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations worldwide in the last two months, making healthcare the most targeted industry by cyber criminals.
Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint.
Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
COVID-19 produces unprecedented interest in NZ digital health board
"The large number of nominations reflects the strong desire they each have towards making a contribution to the sector nationwide."
Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
"Kordia is truly a better place to work because of Scott. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues at Kordia, and we will continue to support him through his journey.”
Q&A: TIBCO advances safe workplace return through cutting-edge tech
We spoke to TIBCO about technology challenges arising from COVID-19, and the company’s investment in solving meaningful human challenges through technology, as well as a look at its new personnel tracking feature available on its GatherSmart solution.
New reporting solution launched to streamline operations for health practices
The solution integrates data from a practice management system as well as cloud accounting software, resulting in a user-friendly interface which shows the most common reporting requirements for managing a practice.
Following COVID-19 employee wellbeing cannot be overstated, Gartner finds
“Investing in employee well-being will enable organisations to have a more productive and engaged workforce and to better retain and attract talent now and as the pandemic subsides and employees return to the workplace.”
AI could be used to detect pandemic patterns - NZ Health IT
Artificial intelligence could soon held detect pandemic virus patterns very early, including those like COVID-19, according to NZ Health IT.
New wearable devices to diagnose medical conditions such as preeclampsia, epilepsy and heart attacks
"Wearable consumer products such as the Fitbit are already mainstream, yet the enormous transformative medical potential of wearable technologies is yet to be realised."
Expert urges NZ to begin health system’s digital upgrade
The chief executive of NZHIT says the Government should release a report that will kickstart the digital transformation of NZ’s health services.
Shadow of ransomware looms over healthcare sector
“Hackers will continue to target vulnerable systems as long as there are profits to be made: from selling the stolen patient’s data to holding the healthcare systems hostage until the criminals’ demands are met.”
Could Air NZ use downtime to digitally transform NZ’s health systems?
One University of Otago professor thinks that our national airline could “bring to health what they have achieved with air travel.”
Forescout appoints A/NZ director Rohan Langdon
Langdon says businesses are facing major challenges as they implement remote working technologies, and new protocols.
Data visualisation tech in medicine to see major growth
Analysis of industry data indicates expenditure on big data analytics in healthcare is estimated to see a compound annual growth rate of over 19% between now and 2027.
Embracing cloud essential for healthcare organisations to deliver advanced care
Digital transformation significantly impacted cloud implementation across various industry verticals, and healthcare organisations were no different.
New report reveals 'wall of shame' in health care data breaches
More than 27 million individuals were affected by breaches of protected health information, according to Bitglass.
IDC: Coronavirus presents opportunities for ICT vendors
The COVID-19 outbreak will bring both challenges and opportunities for the ICT market, according to IDC.