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Entelar
How TruSens air purifiers can create healthier workspaces
The pandemic has heightened our awareness of our own and others’ health, and made us all much more conscious of the environments we work in.
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Cloud
Wavelink and Imprivata to give better access to health data
Wavelink says its new distribution agreement with Imprivata will give Australian clinicians faster and more secure access to patient information.
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Cloud
Talend introduces new data health solutions for businesses
Talend has announced its latest version of Talend Data Fabric, with the release of Talend Trust Score enabling data teams to establish a foundation for data health.
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Cloud
Marketplacer and True Woo partner for wellness marketplace
Marketplacer has announced the completion of a new holistic online marketplace for True Woo, offering a range of products and services targeted at individuals seeking ways to improve their wellbeing.
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Biosensor
COVID-19 causes biosensor market to triple in two years
Technology research company IDTechEx has found COVID-19, especially testing capabilities, drove the point-of-care biosensors industry to dramatically expand.
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Planning
Ryman selects CorPlan & IBM Planning Analytics with Watson as key finance service provider
Ryman Healthcare has selected ​​CorPlan & IBM Planning Analytics with Watson to help handle its finance operations across Australia and New Zealand.
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Artificial Intelligence
Verdantix warns EHS executives must be operationally ready for AI
Environment, health, and safety executives should be operationally ready to deploy AI projects as adoption benefits become too great to ignore.
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Manufacturing
Four industries revolutionised by robots
Technology has embedded so deeply in our daily lives that it has become difficult to imagine a time when we lived without the benefits of the information age.
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Mental Health
Virtual reality could help treat anxiety - research
The research could pave the way for large-scale efficacy testing, clinical use and cost-effective delivery of intelligent individualised VR technology.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon Web Services commits $40 million to help advance health equity
AWS has announced a new global program to enhance health outcomes for underserved or under-represented communities.
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Health
Fitbit extends health partnership
Fitbit and Diabetes New Zealand have announced an extension to their multi-year partnership, are five years of doing business together.
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Voyager
The Kiwi CMS provider harnessing cloud power to serve the healthcare sector
The New Zealand health and disability sector comprises many support providers that care for Kiwis with special requirements. They also manage a lot of data - so how do they do it?
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Cloud
Microsoft and Avanade join forces with WHO to develop a World Health Data Hub
The World Health Organization, Microsoft, and Avanade have joined forces to develop a World Health Data Hub. 
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Healthcare
Adobe makes its mark on digital healthcare innovation
"With every business now a digital business, healthcare organisations rely on digital channels to reach customers with critical information and services in real-time."
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Phishing
Surge in vaccine-related phishing attacks as rollout picks up momentum
Spikes in vaccine-related phishing activity centred around new updates, announcements and ground-breaking approvals from around the world.
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Internet of Things
Palo Alto Networks expands IoT security to healthcare
"Palo Alto Networks IoT Security is designed to ensure Healthcare Delivery Organisations can realise the benefits of IoT for patient care — without sacrificing security."
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3D Printing
Scientists use 3D printer to print 'bone' with living cells
"This has the potential to radically change current practice, reducing patient suffering and ultimately saving lives."
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Remote Working
Majority of professionals believe employers should require proof of COVID-19 vaccination
New research has revealed 67% of professionals believe employers should require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 before returning to the office.
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Cybersecurity
Cyberattacks on healthcare organisations "out of control" - Check Point
There has been a 45% increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations worldwide in the last two months, making healthcare the most targeted industry by cyber criminals.
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Health
Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
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Health
Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
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Health
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint. 
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Google
Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
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Health
COVID-19 produces unprecedented interest in NZ digital health board
"The large number of nominations reflects the strong desire they each have towards making a contribution to the sector nationwide."