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  • Perth's Fiona Stanley Hospital signs on with BT for communications and IT services

    The new Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, will put communications and sustainability at the forefront of its IT agenda, thanks to an agreement with international services firm, Serco, for facilities management and support services. Serco will partner with BT for the project. Under the contract, BT will install and manage the hospital’s communications infrastructure and run a range of IT services.

  • NBN 101: How the NBN can change Australian healthcare

    Back when he was a far more popular figure among the ALP hierarchy, Kevin Rudd led Labor to victory with the grand promise of a nationwide high-speed broadband network that would provide ubiquitous access for all Australians.

  • iPads go under the knife at Victorian hospitals

    The Victorian State Government has unveiled a program where 500 iPads will be delivered to a number of hospitals in the state, as the Brumby Labor government continues to show a great deal of interest in the Apple platform.

  • SA Health chief bans iPads among staff

    The chief executive of South Australia's health department issued a sternly worded letter to all staff in late May warning them off corporate purchases of Apple's flagship iPad device until the department's IT team could properly assess the device.

  • San Francisco approves mobile phone radiation law

    Preferring to err on the side of caution, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 10-1 to require cell phone makers to post notices in their stores with details on the level of radiation each model emits.

  • BioGrid develops SaaS e-health platform

    Melbourne-based medical research organisation BioGrid Australia has developed an e-health application which promises to break down information siloes between institutions by offering it as an integrated service.

  • Study: no link between brain tumors and cell phones

    The 10-year Interphone study of the health effects of mobile-phone use has found no increased risk of two types of brain tumors. Although some of the data shows an increased risk for some mobile-phone users, the possibility of errors prevents researchers from drawing any hard conclusions, the study said.

  • Vic govt deploys video accessibility service

    Geelong Hospital in Victoria has launched the state’s first video relay interpreting (VRI) service aimed at providing hearing impaired people better access to interpreter services, particularly with health care.