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Mobile apps are made to support lifestyle, disease management, mental wellbeing and behavior change, but how do you know if they work, or they are safe to use?   With over…

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Genetic counselling for cancer patients has become the standard of care at academic medical centers across the United States.

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Radio interview HERE The chance of patients avoiding permanent brain damage or disability from stroke looks set to dramatically improve, thanks to the success of a New Zealand hospital telehealth pilot…

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Dr Ruth Large, Chair of the New Zealand Telehealth Forum and Clinical Director of Information Services and Virtual Healthcare at Waikato DHB, recently explained digital health for tertiary students who might…

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Telepresence robot technology means doctors can virtually meet with patients in other locations for face-to-face consultations, improving the care experience for the consumer.

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Kaikoura is a 2 ½ hour drive from Christchurch, so was an ideal spot to trial remote patient consultations. Cathy Hammond, clinical nurse specialist in wound care from Nurse Maude in Christchurch worked closely with a nurse champion in Kaikoura to successfully trial a telemedicine clinic for woundcare. The virtual clinic was proven to be a successful supplement to existing rural clinics and patient visits to Christchurch. Clinically and technically the trial was successful with good feedback from clinicians, patients and their families.

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Aim - Discussion among Northland and Auckland Metro DHB specialists and key staff on management of complex Tumour Stream patients and treatment options including interventions available only in Auckland. Tumour stream examples include Lymphoma, Breast, Head and Neck, Gynaecology and Thoracic.

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There are many health apps on the market, and it can be difficult for clinicians or consumers to know which ones to recommend or use.

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Virtual renal clinics in the Bay of Plenty have brought patients better access to consultants, and an expanded upskilled role for rural renal nurses.

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A nurse-led telehealth diabetes clinic, between an Opotiki GP and Tauranga Hospital, enhances the specialist care offered to local patients.

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