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By Dean Koh 10:57 pm April 24, 2019
Healthcare leader representatives from Singapore, Australia and the Philippines took centre stage as the HIMSS Singapore eHealth & Health 2.0 Summit that officially kicked off on April 23 with the CXO Panel session on the topic of disruptive innovation for value-based care. 

eHealth NSW Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer Dr Zoran Bolevich (left) and eHealth NSW's newly appointed Chief Clinical Information Officer Dr Mark Simpson (right). Credit: eHealth NSW

By Dean Koh 12:00 am April 24, 2019
eHealth NSW has been established as a distinct organisation within the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health in Australia to provide statewide leadership on the shape, delivery and management of ICT-led healthcare.

Credit: Coviu

By Dean Koh 12:13 am April 17, 2019
Swinburne University of Technology, a public university located in Melbourne, Australia, has partnered with Coviu, a telehealth software platform, to further embed digital health technology in the classroom, clinic and research. What’s it about

Doctors of Linxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in East China's Shandong province give medical consultations to rural residents. Credit: en.nhc.gov.cn

By Dean Koh 03:00 am April 16, 2019
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) officially launched a capacity building platform designed for community-level healthcare services, according to a report by Xinhua News on April 15.&nbs

Screengrab via ADHA's YouTube page.

By Hafizah Osman 10:26 pm April 10, 2019
The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has opened an online consultation for all Australians to have a say on the development of a more modern, digitally connected health system.

Image: Dental/Oral Health Therapist Kirstie Culpan using an intraoral camera so Dentist Ellen Clark (pictured on the monitor) can view and examine a patient's teeth. Credit: Northland DHB

By Rebecca McBeth 02:48 am April 08, 2019
New Zealand’s Northland District Health Board (DHB) is trialling an oral telehealth service for children and adolescents with plans to expand it to adult services over time.
By Hafizah Osman 06:11 am April 05, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), set up to improve people’s experience of government services, has set out new requirements as part of a new Secure Cloud strategy, bringing more change ar
By Rebecca McBeth 04:13 am April 03, 2019
Telehealth is increasingly being used to connect clinicians within and between New Zealand’s hospitals and to reach into people’s homes, a new survey revealed.

The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, speaks at the Kick-off Ceremony of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme on March 29, 2019. Credit: VHIS

By Dean Koh 04:38 am April 01, 2019
The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) officially launched on April 1, 2019, in Hong Kong. Consumers may now choose to purchase Certified Plans as offered by the participating insurance companies. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering his opening address at the official opening of the Sengkang Health Campus on March 23, 2019. Credit: Ministry of Health Singapore.

By Dean Koh 10:37 pm March 31, 2019
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced the appointment of a Public Sector Data Security Review Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of data security practices across the entire public service.

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