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Fujitsu develops sound system to monitor elderly living alone

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12-May-15 Elderly people can now be monitored by a new system that detects everyday sounds without violating their privacy. Developed by Fujitsu, the system uses microphones connected to a data centre which alerts family members or a security firm if an abnormality is detected. Fujitsu said it only sends wavelengths, ensuring that conversations cannot be heard by third parties. [image: The Asahi Shimbun]

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Will Australia's new approach to e-health lead to more waste?

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12-May-15 The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has cautiously welcomed the Government’s investment in e-health, newly rebadged as MyHealthRecord. “E-health records have the potential to be an effective tool... and the wasteful approaches of the past must be brought to an end,” said AHHA Chief Executive, Alison Verhoeven. [image: HealthShare NSW]

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