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‘Largest ever’ clinical systems replacement in Australia

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25-May-16 Australia's Northern Territories government has committed AUD186 mn to the replacement of four critical clinical systems with a single, integrated patient information database that will be accessible in real-time from any of the territory’s hospitals or medical centres. The renewal program will take five years to complete and represents a comprehensive overhaul of the health system’s operational IT. [image: itnews]

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Vietnam city’s plan for ’smart’ health system

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25-Jun-16 A project to create an intelligent health system for Ho Chi Minh City will be submitted to the People’s Committee in Jul-16. The city Department of Health is working to establish a common data centre for health by 2017. A study at 92 hospitals, 24 preventive health centres and 319 other centres found a shortage of computers at district level. [image: Viet Nam News]

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New Zealand companies innovating to improve people’s health

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24-Jun-16 New Zealand’s medical device and health IT companies earned an overall turnover of NZD1.3 bn in 2015. Companies reported an average revenue growth of 29% for medical device and 35% for health IT. The sector is developing a vast range of technologies, with most in the lower risk groups for regulatory approval. [image: New Zealand Health IT]

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Public health doctors protest conditions in Mexico

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24-Jun-16 A strike is happening in more than 80 cities in Mexico, with the community health sector seeking to voice the trouble spots of their profession. The Universal Health System, announced in 2013, proposes that the healthcare systems serving government and private employees exchange resources for common diseases. Doctors argue this measure does not account for differences in hospitals and clinics from different affiliations. [image: hipertextual.com]

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