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Health firmly in the long-term category as Telstra aims for growth

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18-Feb-16 Australia's Telstra will continue to invest in its Telstra Health division to allow it to grow in scale, capability and reputation, Telstra said as it released its half-year financial results, which showed net profit USD2.1 bn. Activities in the half included acquiring Health IQ, which supplies patient flow software, and community care software firm EOS Technologies. [image: Pulse + IT]

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Abbott’s glucose monitoring system gains approval in Australia

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17-Feb-16 The Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia has granted Abbott approval for its new glucose monitoring system, FreeStyle Libre. The technology removes the need for finger pricks and monitors glucose levels through a device worn on the back of the arm and secured by an adhesive pad. A handheld reader is scanned over the sensor to get a glucose result. [image: Abbott]

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Elsevier launches ClinicalKey mobile app

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11-Feb-16 Elsevier has launched a ClinicalKey mobile app that enables rapid access to evidence-based, peer reviewed clinical information via a mobile device. Elsevier designed the mobile app to allow users to select access to ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey for Nursing. The app is available to customers in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and South America. [image: ClinicalKey / Elsevier]

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EsSalud to roll out digital medical records in Peru

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09-Feb-16 The Peruvian national health service is set to install a new platform for digital medical records in primary healthcare centres in order to boost the use of digital records in remote areas of the country. The SISCAP system, which is based on international standards, will be installed in 147 health care units across Peru. [image: Peruzo]

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The medtech hub Down Under

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09-Feb-16 Australia has a supportive R&D environment and renowned academic institutions. The country outpaces the US in terms of medtech sales per capita: USD10.2 bn in 2012/13 for its 23 mn people, while US revenue was USD110 bn in 2015 for a population of 319 million. The top three therapeutic areas are cardiovascular, anesthesia, and musculoskeletal. [image: MD+DI]

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