Clinicians in regional Victoria get support from medtech
The University of Melbourne is expanding its acceleration program to regional Victoria to support start-ups by clinicians and hospital partners.
The 12-month innovation acceleration program is being implemented in partnership with the regional health network Bendigo Health. It seeks to engage regional healthcare personnel to turn their ideas into commercially viable medical technology solutions for patients and caregivers.
According to a press statement, the program will help clinicians connect with a team of innovators, engineers and manufacturers to collaborate in creating new medtech solutions, especially technologies that support remote monitoring and patient care at home.
The A$260,000 partnership is supported by the Victorian Government through Australia’s Medtech Manufacturing Centre.
HealthSoft’s RxOne to power pharmacy services in Gisborne
Horouta Pharmacy is enhancing the delivery of health services in the rural East Coast or Gisborne region by leveraging HealthSoft’s RxOne pharmacy platform.
The Gisborne-based pharmacy recently won a contract from Te Whatu Pra Tairawhiti to provide rural pharmacy services on the east coast. It plans to improve drug delivery through multiple remote depots and expand its digital connections and support for patients in rural areas.
“The intent of this tender is to accelerate better health equity and health outcomes for rural Māori,” said Kevin Pewhairangi, co-owner of Horouta Pharmacy.
“We are excited to partner with HealthSoft to leverage their deep digital health experience and extend their RxOne pharmacy platform so we can better reach and serve our whānau,” he added.
Wavelink Adds Medigate to Cybersecurity Portfolio
Healthcare technology distributor Wavelink has signed a distribution partnership with Medigate by Claroty, a healthcare-focused platform for protecting cyber-physical systems.
According to Wavelink CEO Ilan Rubin, Medigate complements its existing health, mobility and security offerings and adds significant value to its connected health business.
The Medigate security and asset management platform for medical devices provides visibility, protection and threat detection for all cyber-physical systems in a healthcare environment. It has a centralized risk-scored inventory that captures all medical IoMT, OT, IoT and IT systems and provides a real-time, single source of truth for all connected devices.
Technology Users Association Launches Digital Health Group
The Technology Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) has formed a new advocacy group to promote the rapid adoption of digital health services.
According to an news release, the new TUANZ Digital Health Consumer Advocacy Group brings together ordinary consumers who will work with the healthcare industry to accelerate the adoption of digital services, especially those related to the customer interface such as personal health records and telehealth.
TUANZ chief executive Craig Young noted that adoption of digitally assisted health services in New Zealand is slower compared to other sectors such as banking, travel and education.