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Improvements and achievements celebrated in Quality Account - MCDHB

Mahi Tahi (Better Together), The Red to Green system, and The Blokes Book are among the initiatives celebrated in the 2018/2019 Quality Account document.

Learning from adverse events report - HBDHB

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board reported 18 adverse events for the 2018-19 year.

Build a healthy home for asthma sufferers - MAXRaft

The best time to consider a healthy and sustainable home for your family is at the design stage. This is especially important if someone in your home suffers from asthma.

Public Trust and Dementia NZ dispel dementia myths

By 2050 the number of New Zealanders with dementia will be able to fill Wellington Stadium five times.

It’s a statistic that makes dementia one of New Zealand’s most pressing health challenges.

Human touch meets AI on health insurance frontline - Southern Cross

Southern Cross Health Society today launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital assistant, operated by UneeQ’s Intelligent Digital Human Platform, to empower Kiwis to make the best decisions when it comes to their health insurance.

Big brands fail sunscreen test - Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ’s latest test of sunscreens found nine of 20 products didn’t provide the sun protection claimed.

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said sunscreens that failed included a Cancer Society product and several other big-name brands.

Digital medical record providing better experience at St George's Hospital

12 months after contract signing, doctors and nurses at St George’s Hospital are now recording and accessing patient care data digitally from the hospital bedside

Leading global experts in motor neurone disease research gather in NZ

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a life-shortening neurodegenerative disease which can strike active Kiwi’s often in middle age - changing lives overnight. MND can progress quickly, robbing people of their ability to move, speak, hold, swallow or breathe.

Canterbury clinician wins new leadership award

A champion of digital technology in the health sector has been recognised with the inaugural Clinical Informatics Leadership Award today.

Clinical lead for allied health informatics at Canterbury DHB, Rebecca George, was chosen by public vote and awarded at Digital Health Week NZ.

New research shines light on Kiwi kids’ poor-sleep epidemic

New research has revealed that Kiwi households are in the midst of a poor-sleep epidemic with more than half (60%) of the nations’ parents admitting their children struggle at bedtime.