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Digital Transformation
The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare environments and care delivery
The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionised the healthcare industry while overcoming staff shortages, social distancing requirements, and lockdowns.
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Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Microsoft
First Australian provider to implement Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Bethesda Health Care is the first provider in Australia to implement Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare technology in its new mental health clinic.
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Cybersecurity
Budget boost promises better cybersecurity for our health system
$75.7 million, over three years was pledged, specifically to upgrade cybersecurity tools and improve training, awareness and incident management capability in the Ministry itself, within the 20 District Health Boards and at the primary health and community care levels
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Healthcare
Snowflake launches data cloud solution for healthcare industry
With the Snowflake Healthcare & Life Sciences Data Cloud, healthcare companies have a single, integrated and cross-cloud data platform.
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PaaS
InterSystems unveils its new PaaS healthcare solution
InterSystems has announced the official release of its HealthShare Health Connect Cloud, a new platform-as-a-service to help improve patient outcomes. 
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Sustainability
Sydney consulting firm launches new social impact practice
HTANALYSTS has launched a consulting practice to deliver capabilities in social impact measurement, govt services, sustainability, aged care and disability.
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Digital Transformation
EMC Healthcare selects InterSystems to digitise information
InterSystems has announced that EMC Healthcare has selected the company to digitise EMC’s healthcare information across its private hospital group.
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Digital Transformation
Monash Health, WKL partner for better patient care
Monash Health has embraced digital transformation by integrating Wolters Kluwer’s (WKL’s) clinical decision support solution UpToDate into its workflow.
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Artificial Intelligence
Databricks launches lakehouse for healthcare, life sciences
Databricks has launched its first lakehouse platform for organisations across the healthcare and life sciences industries, increasing the scope for innovation.
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Healthcare
Ordr's latest release protects connected medical devices
Ordr Clinical Defender enables Healthcare Technology Management teams to more efficiently and accurately manage their connected medical devices.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky uncovers multiple vulnerabilities in wearable tracking technology
Kaspersky's researchers have found 33 vulnerabilities in the most commonly used protocol for transferring data from wearable devices worn by patients for remote monitoring.
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Healthcare
Visionflex and MediRecords partner to empower Australian health professionals
Visionflex has announced a new partnership with MediRecords, Australia’s provider of cloud-based electronic medical record and practice management systems.
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Healthcare
Healthcare workers compromising patient's data during remote sessions
New global research from Kaspersky finds that 30% of healthcare providers have experienced cases where their employees compromised customers personal information during remote consultations.
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Healthcare
Auckland DHB to revamp patient administration system next year
The DHB aims to replace three of its patient management systems with a single system with the aim of streamlining business processes and workflows.
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Cybersecurity
Claroty raises $400m, announces intent to acquire Medigate
“By combining Claroty and Medigate’s deep domain expertise and specialised technologies into a single platform, we will take a giant leap forward on our mission to secure the ever-expanding universe of XIoT."
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Ransomware
F-Secure and CyberPeace Institute partnership to counter attacks against vulnerable communities
Global cybersecurity provider F-Secure has signed a letter of intent with the Switzerland-based CyberPeace Institute to counter attacks against vulnerable communities.
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Healthcare
ANZ healthcare providers facing an unprecedented amount of real-time data
Healthcare providers across Australia and New Zealand have scaled up efforts to maximise the use of real-time data for decision-making through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Imprivata extends PAM capabilities with Xton acquisition
"Through this acquisition, Imprivata will enable richer authentication and access management, a key pillar in the Imprivata digital identity framework, and broaden our mutual reach to new and current customers."
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COVID-19
Tech-savvy Kiwis able to use scripts to snap up MIQ spots before others
Tech-savvy New Zealanders are effectively locking others out of managed isolation and quarantine booking systems by using a computer programming code to snap up available spots within seconds.
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COVID-19
COVID-19 drives new updates to InterSystems health platform
InterSystems announces a range of new features to its TrakCare healthcare system, inspired by COVID-19 challenges.
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Cybersecurity
DHBs refuse to release information on cyber security systems
The country's district health boards are refusing to release reviews done of their cyber security systems, seven weeks after the Waikato DHB was struck by ransomware attackers.
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Cyber attacks
Waikato DHB won't face fines for data breach, but may face liability - Privacy Commissioner
Waikato District Health Board will not be fined for patient data being hacked, but it may face liability if harm is caused from it, the Privacy Commissioner says.
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Healthcare
Waikato DHB cyber attack: 'Sense of violation' over data hack claim
There is widespread alarm about what might happen to highly sensitive patient and staff information from Waikato District Health Board, that hackers claim to have obtained.