Asia Pacific news

By Dean Koh 12:04 am September 09, 2019
Following the successful trialling of the co-designed standards to improve the secure exchange of healthcare information in 2018, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has announced that it is partnering with 42 organisations to ensure they are able to easily share information when

Above photo (from left): Healthdirect CEO, Karen Borg and Coviu CEO, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer. Credit: Coviu

By Dean Koh 11:10 pm September 02, 2019
As of September 1, over 5500 service providers and their online clinics in hospitals, medical centres and GP practices across Australia have been seamlessly migrated across to the new Coviu-powered healthdirect Video Call.
By Dean Koh 11:43 pm August 28, 2019
A chat with Dr Ian Chuang, Chief Medical Officer, Elsevier.
By Rebecca McBeth 09:00 am August 26, 2019
Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand has developed a Digital Academy to train its clinical IT leaders of the future.

Above photo: Dr Rong-Min Baek, CEO, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. (Credit: The Korean Society of Medical Informatics)

By Dean Koh 06:03 am August 23, 2019
In his 16 years with Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Dr Rong-Min Baek served in key executive roles in both clinical and managerial areas, from department chairman to Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer.

The Philips Ultra Fast Scanner includes automatic tissue detection and allows for continuous loading without interrupting the scanning process. (Credit: Philips)

By Dean Koh 10:05 pm August 22, 2019
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, a national first-class medical centre and a teaching hospital located in Beitou, Taipei, will utilise the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution to transform its pathology tissue examination to digital diagnostics, the Dutch health technology giant announ

Above: A side-by-side comparison of multiple sclerosis lesion segmentation. Left image shows manual lesion segmentation, while right shows fully automated lesion segmentation. Image courtesy of SNAC.

By Dean Koh 03:17 am August 21, 2019
Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre (SNAC), an Australian company co-located with the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, is building AI tools to automate laborious analysis tasks in their research workflow, such as isolati

Credit: Jehangir Hospital

By Dean Koh 11:11 pm August 18, 2019
Jehangir Hospital, a 350-bed hospital in Pune, India, along with its research arm Jehangir Clinical Development Centre (JCDC), last week announced that it will join Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer platform.

Photo credit: ADHA's official Twitter page.

By Dean Koh 08:27 pm August 15, 2019
With more than a decade of experience as a registered nurse, Angela Ryan combines her clinical experience with her knowledge in health informatics toward the practical, meaningful and integrated use of digital health tools in Australia.

Above photo: John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. 

By Rebecca McBeth 05:16 am August 13, 2019
Eight more district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand will be assessed on their digital maturity using HIMSS Analytics maturity assessments over the next 12 months.

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