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New Zealand spends US$2.5m on expanding patients’ digital access to health records

New Zealand’s National Health IT board will spend US$2.5m on expanding patients’ online access to their medical records and doctors’ appointments.

Singapore pilots telehealth programme for heart patients

Changi General Hospital and the Eastern Health Alliance, Singapore have ...

How CRM transformed the performance of a Japanese hospital

Guided by its motto ‘Never refuse to help’, Saiseikai Kumamoto ...

21 August 2014 | Interview

Drones delivering medicine? Bhutan pilots scheme to aid rural communities

A tiny rural nation - Bhutan - is pioneering the use of high-tech drones in its healthcare system. FutureGov reports.

30 July 2014 | Interview

Tablets vs paper: How the Philippines halved the cost of healthcare delivery

Community health workers ditched their paper forms in favour of tablets, saving money and connecting them directly to other government agencies. FutureGov reports.

10 July 2014 | News

Internal project managers helped Queensland Health payroll system overcome past problems, chief executive says

Queensland state’s Department of Health has recovered from a previously failed implementation of a payroll system, Susan Middleditch, chief executive of the Health Service Support Agency has told FutureGov. This success was brought about by the fact that the suppliers were embedded in the project team, rather than working on it externally, she said.

2 July 2014 | News

HP expands eHealth Centre network in India

Narayana Health and HP agree to establish up to 20 cloud-enabled remote healthcare facilities across India in the next 18 months.

18 June 2014 | News

Japan to build nationwide healthcare network to address ageing population

Japan’s Government will be connecting all hospitals, clinics and pharmacies nationwide as part of broader plans to address Japan’s ageing population problem, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has told FutureGov.

10 June 2014 | News

Government must measure value of open data in healthcare, share failures, says Britain

Government employees must share failings of using open health data and engage with citizens to define measures of open data success, Britain’s National Health Service and New York University’s GovLab have found.

30 May 2014 | News

India’s new health minister to focus on e-government and transparency

India’s new Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, will focus on bringing e-governance and transparency to the administration’s public health agenda. He is also looking to deepen citizen engagement in the Ministry’s initiatives.

15 May 2014 | News

Malaysia Government prioritises e-government, e-learning and healthcare IT in 2020 vision

Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department has highlighted deeper use of IT in government, education and healthcare in its 2013 Annual Report of the Economic Transformation Programme.

6 May 2014 | News

Australia government launches e-learning programme to support mental health of veterans

The Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs have released a new Case Formulation e-learning programme to assist clinicians prioritise multiple conditions and adopt a case formulation and treatment planning approach with their clients.

29 April 2014 | News

The Philippines Government reveals ICT priorities: Health IT, White Space, Cloud

In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Louis Casambre, Under Secretary & Executive Director, ICT Office, Department of Science and Technology, The Philippines reveals the key priorities and challenges for this year.

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