Doctors in regional Victoria get backing from medtech
The University of Melbourne is expanding its accelerator program to support early-stage business start-ups by physicians and hospital partners to the Victoria region.
The 12-month Innovation Accelerator Program will be delivered in partnership with 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 healthcare providers.
According to a press release, the program will help clinicians connect with a team of innovators, engineers, and manufacturers to collaborate on creating new medical technology solutions, particularly technologies that support remote monitoring and patient care in the home.
The A$260,000 partnership is supported by the Victorian Government through the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre.
HealthSoft’s RxOne to Boost Pharmacy Services in Gisborne
Horouta Pharmacy is improving healthcare delivery in the rural East Coast or Gisborne region by using HealthSoft’s RxOne pharmacy platform.
The Gisborne-based pharmacy recently secured a contract from Te Whatu Pra Tairawhiti to provide East Coast rural pharmacy services. It plans to improve drug delivery through multiple remote depots and extend 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 pleased to collaborate with HealthSoft to use their deep experience in digital health and extend their RxOne pharmacy platform so that 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 cyber-physical system protection platform.
According to Wavelink CEO Ilan Rubin, Medigate complements its existing health, mobility and security offerings, adding significant value to its connected health business.
Medigate’s medical device security and asset management platform provides visibility, protection and threat detection across all cyber-physical systems in a healthcare environment. It has a centralized, risk-rated inventory that captures all medical IoMT, OT, IoT, and IT systems, providing a single, real-time source of truth for all connected devices.
Technology Users Association launches digital health group
The Technology Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) has launched a new advocacy group to promote the rapid introduction of digital health services.
according to a news reportTUANZ’s new Digital Health Consumer Advocacy Group brings together ordinary consumers who will work with the health industry to accelerate the adoption of digital services, particularly those that relate to the customer interface, such as personal health records and telehealth .
TUANZ CEO Craig Young noted that the uptake of digitally enabled health services in New Zealand has been slower compared to other sectors such as banking, travel and education.