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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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Ministry of Health
Auckland-based firm MATTR to develop My Vaccine Pass for MoH
“It is important for businesses to check out the approach being taken and start considering how best to make this a part of how they operate.”
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Wearables
Ministry of Health trials wearable devices to help detect COVID-19
The Ministry of Health is trialling wearable devices at the border to help detect COVID-19.
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Bluetooth
Ministry of Health successfully completes COVID-19 tracing technology trial
The New Zealand Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Government's principal advisor on health and disability, completed the community-led Bluetooth contact tracing technology trial in Rotorua.
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Digital Transformation
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.
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BlackBerry
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.
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New Zealand
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.
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Ministry of Health
Digital detox: Cantabrians encouraged to disconnect
“It’s not about throwing our phones away or swearing off technology for good. It’s simply a chance to take a break."
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Cloud
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.
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Ministry of Health
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Gaming
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.
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Government
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.
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Government
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.