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Above photo: A screengrab of the Āwhina app.

By Dean Koh 12:00 am May 28, 2020
This follows the recent launch of the NZ COVID Tracer app. 
By Dean Koh 02:09 am May 26, 2020
Technologies adopted to tackle the COVID-19 situation at TTSH included the Staff Surveillance System (S3), Command, Control and Communications (C3) system and a real time location system (RTLS).
By Roy Chiang 01:08 am May 22, 2020
“Zoom became the primary form of communication and the data cap was increased dramatically,” said Dr Alan Davis, Clinical Director for Northland District Health Board.

Above image: A screengrab of the MyHealth Connect app which patients can download to schedule an appointment to join a teleconsult session with doctors from Parkway Shenton clinics in Singapore.

By Dean Koh 07:52 am May 21, 2020
Earlier in March, IHH had also invested in Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere.
By Dean Koh 12:01 am May 21, 2020
The concept for the New Zealand Algorithm Hub was initially developed through the Precision Driven Health research partnership between Orion Health and partners.

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By 03:46 am May 20, 2020
“One of the most apparent shifts we’ve seen is how COVID-19 is spurring the move to virtual care,” said Caroline Clarke, Executive Vice President and Market Leader, Philips ASEAN Pacific.
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By 12:00 am May 19, 2020
In the rapidly changing modern healthcare environment, it is no longer tenable to collect patient feedback in an old-fashioned manner.
By Dean Koh 05:28 am May 13, 2020
Case studies from countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand show different hospitals' initial responses, successes and best practices in the thick of handling the pandemic.
By Roy Chiang 06:38 am May 08, 2020
In a recent HIMSS webinar, Dr Chun-Wen Chang (Infectious Disease Specialist, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan) reveals the steps the country has taken that has allowed it to successfully mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Above photo: Dr Hwang Hee, CIO of SNUBH, speaking at a panel discussion on the developments of AI in healthcare at the HIMSS Singapore eHealth & Health 2.0 Summit in 2019. 

By Dean Koh 04:16 am April 30, 2020
An interview with Dr Hwang Hee, Chief Information Officer, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, South Korea.  

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