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Healthcare
Workday winning on culture and family focus
This family-first approach sees all employees receive access to family-wide private healthcare cover, as well as income protection and life insurance policies.
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Microsoft
Volpara, Microsoft project to detect cardiovascular issues
Volpara Health Technologies is working with Microsoft on a research and development project to speed up creating a product that detects and quantifies breast arterial calcifications (BACs).
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Apple
Jamf updates healthcare IT to protect data on Apple devices
Jamf has rolled out new functionality to help healthcare and IT teams protect patient data and streamline clinical access for their Apple fleet.
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Healthcare
Helping Western Sydney Local Health District provide a new model of care in the fight against COVID
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and PwC’s Consulting Business came together to solve through the challenges of COVID-19.
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Healthcare
SnapLogic launches Accelerator for Amazon HealthLake
SnapLogic has launched Accelerator to allow healthcare and life sciences organisations to turn raw data into healthcare-related insights and actions.
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Cloud
Ransomware attacks on healthcare increased 94% in 2021
New research has revealed a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organisations within the healthcare sector during 2021. 
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Cybersecurity
Cyber attacks on healthcare doubled in 2021, trend continues in 2022
Cyber attacks targeting the health and social care sector in Australia doubled in 2021 compared with data from 2020.
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Digital Transformation
The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare environments and care delivery
The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionised the healthcare industry while overcoming staff shortages, social distancing requirements, and lockdowns.
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Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Microsoft
First Australian provider to implement Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Bethesda Health Care is the first provider in Australia to implement Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare technology in its new mental health clinic.
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Cybersecurity
Budget boost promises better cybersecurity for our health system
$75.7 million, over three years was pledged, specifically to upgrade cybersecurity tools and improve training, awareness and incident management capability in the Ministry itself, within the 20 District Health Boards and at the primary health and community care levels
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Healthcare
Snowflake launches data cloud solution for healthcare industry
With the Snowflake Healthcare & Life Sciences Data Cloud, healthcare companies have a single, integrated and cross-cloud data platform.
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PaaS
InterSystems unveils its new PaaS healthcare solution
InterSystems has announced the official release of its HealthShare Health Connect Cloud, a new platform-as-a-service to help improve patient outcomes. 
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Sustainability
Sydney consulting firm launches new social impact practice
HTANALYSTS has launched a consulting practice to deliver capabilities in social impact measurement, govt services, sustainability, aged care and disability.
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Digital Transformation
EMC Healthcare selects InterSystems to digitise information
InterSystems has announced that EMC Healthcare has selected the company to digitise EMC’s healthcare information across its private hospital group.
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Digital Transformation
Monash Health, WKL partner for better patient care
Monash Health has embraced digital transformation by integrating Wolters Kluwer’s (WKL’s) clinical decision support solution UpToDate into its workflow.
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Artificial Intelligence
Databricks launches lakehouse for healthcare, life sciences
Databricks has launched its first lakehouse platform for organisations across the healthcare and life sciences industries, increasing the scope for innovation.
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Healthcare
Ordr's latest release protects connected medical devices
Ordr Clinical Defender enables Healthcare Technology Management teams to more efficiently and accurately manage their connected medical devices.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky uncovers multiple vulnerabilities in wearable tracking technology
Kaspersky's researchers have found 33 vulnerabilities in the most commonly used protocol for transferring data from wearable devices worn by patients for remote monitoring.
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Healthcare
Visionflex and MediRecords partner to empower Australian health professionals
Visionflex has announced a new partnership with MediRecords, Australia’s provider of cloud-based electronic medical record and practice management systems.
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Cloud
Healthcare workers compromising patient's data during remote sessions
New global research from Kaspersky finds that 30% of healthcare providers have experienced cases where their employees compromised customers personal information during remote consultations.
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Healthcare
Auckland DHB to revamp patient administration system next year
The DHB aims to replace three of its patient management systems with a single system with the aim of streamlining business processes and workflows.
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Cybersecurity
Claroty raises $400m, announces intent to acquire Medigate
“By combining Claroty and Medigate’s deep domain expertise and specialised technologies into a single platform, we will take a giant leap forward on our mission to secure the ever-expanding universe of XIoT."
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Ransomware
F-Secure and CyberPeace Institute partnership to counter attacks against vulnerable communities
Global cybersecurity provider F-Secure has signed a letter of intent with the Switzerland-based CyberPeace Institute to counter attacks against vulnerable communities.