Ministry of Health stories
The Telehealth service success born during COVID-19
Reach Aotearoa needed a partner that could implement this solution in a short time span and hire a workforce large enough to run it comfortably.
Budget boost promises better cybersecurity for our health system
New Zealand's Ministry of Health has pledged $75.7 million to upgrade cybersecurity throughout the health system.
Auckland-based firm MATTR to develop My Vaccine Pass for MoH
New Zealand's Ministry of Health has selected Auckland-based MATTR to build its My Vaccine Pass system, as vaccine passes become mandatory worldwide.
Ministry of Health trials wearable devices to help detect COVID-19
Ministry of Health trials wearable devices at border to detect COVID-19. App, Elarm, monitors heart rate and notifies users of early physiological changes.
Ministry of Health successfully completes COVID-19 tracing technology trial
New Zealand has successfully completed a trial of Bluetooth contact tracing technology as part of its COVID-19 response.
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.
How healthcare can prepare for My Health Record roll-out - Proofpoint
Australia’s healthcare sector is the continent’s biggest cybercrime target, according to a July report from the Australian Information Commissioner.
Compass Health deploys BlackBerry endpoint management for mobile security
Compass Health, in operation since 1995, has 60 general practice teams and a number of other healthcare providers in its jurisdiction.
Is snacking in front of the telly bad for Kiwi kids?
Growing dependence on digital devices and social media could be having a negative impact on Kiwi waistlines according to the Ministry of Health.
Digital detox: Cantabrians encouraged to disconnect
Canterbury residents urged to take a break from digital overload as New Zealand's first city-wide digital detox programme launches.
Microsoft cloud’s MoH deal will ‘provide burgeoning opportunity’ for market
Microsoft Trusted Public Cloud services has been chosen by the Ministry of Health to advance New Zealand's electronic health service systems.
Ministry of Health data breach 'inexcusable'
Labour is slamming a recent privacy breach that has seen the unauthorised release of confidential birth and death details of over 24,000 people.
IBM to take Ministry of Health on cloud journey
The IBM cloud service is to meet the Ministry’s all-of-government requirements to operate an onshore Infrastructure as a Service model.
Screen overload: screen time affecting kids' health
It should be considered a personal health and wellbeing issue, and should be included in the health education curriculum, taught in the classroom from primary school.
School WiFi passes safety tests
WiFi in schools does not post a health risk to children or staff says a Ministry of Health report welcomed by Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Health.
IBM comes to the aid of NZ healthcare providers
IBM has implemented a new software platform for the New Zealand Ministry of Health to support the personalised health records for all patients throughout New Zealand.