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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.
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Healthcare
ANZ healthcare providers facing an unprecedented amount of real-time data
Healthcare providers across Australia and New Zealand have scaled up efforts to maximise the use of real-time data for decision-making through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Imprivata extends PAM capabilities with Xton acquisition
"Through this acquisition, Imprivata will enable richer authentication and access management, a key pillar in the Imprivata digital identity framework, and broaden our mutual reach to new and current customers."
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COVID-19
Tech-savvy Kiwis able to use scripts to snap up MIQ spots before others
Tech-savvy New Zealanders are effectively locking others out of managed isolation and quarantine booking systems by using a computer programming code to snap up available spots within seconds.
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Cloud
COVID-19 drives new updates to InterSystems health platform
InterSystems announces a range of new features to its TrakCare healthcare system, inspired by COVID-19 challenges.
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Cybersecurity
DHBs refuse to release information on cyber security systems
The country's district health boards are refusing to release reviews done of their cyber security systems, seven weeks after the Waikato DHB was struck by ransomware attackers.
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Cyber attacks
Waikato DHB won't face fines for data breach, but may face liability - Privacy Commissioner
Waikato District Health Board will not be fined for patient data being hacked, but it may face liability if harm is caused from it, the Privacy Commissioner says.
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Healthcare
Waikato DHB cyber attack: 'Sense of violation' over data hack claim
There is widespread alarm about what might happen to highly sensitive patient and staff information from Waikato District Health Board, that hackers claim to have obtained.
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Cybersecurity
2020 stocktake found health IT systems vulnerable to 'significant' cyber attacks
The government and district health boards were warned last year the country's health IT systems are vulnerable to "significant" cyber threats.
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Cybersecurity
Waikato DHB cyber attack: Medical files may have been taken
Waikato District Health Board and the Minister of Health cannot rule out the possibility medical files have fallen into the wrong hands after last week's cyber attack, but say they are working hard to get to the bottom of the problem.
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Microsoft
How machine learning is powering the cognitive search for COVID-19 answers
“I just wanted to find a source of information I could trust," says Jennifer Marsman.
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Cloud
Healthcare leaders opt for 'pragmatic' approach to care as DX falls behind
"While crisis response will continue to be a priority for many healthcare leaders in the months ahead, it is important that they look to the future too."
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Healthcare
New eHealthSmart reporting solution to bolster NZ's Allied health firms
The software is designed to provide daily revenue updates, as well as appointments, productivity, and retention.
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Healthcare
Adobe makes its mark on digital healthcare innovation
"With every business now a digital business, healthcare organisations rely on digital channels to reach customers with critical information and services in real-time."
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Healthcare
LifeHealthcare partners with Acclimation to advance operations
The independent medical device distributor in Australia and New Zealand has successfully implemented SAP S/4HANA with the support of SAP Gold Partner Acclimation.
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Cloud
Microsoft spends $19.7b to acquire AI software firm Nuance
The acquisition enables Microsoft to capitalise on Nuance’s ‘decades’ of experience in both enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare.
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Healthcare
Cloud services top threat vector for healthcare industry
"The coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the unique cybersecurity needs of the healthcare industry, even as it has increased the number of threats these organisations face."
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Healthcare
Three steps to achieve a better patient experience using data in the healthcare industry
Introducing new technology to the healthcare industry beyond COVID-19 will be complicated. The only thing that can simplify it is well-organised data insights.
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Healthcare
Gartner: Aus enterprise IT spend to grow 3.6% in 2021
The latest from Gartner shows education and health are both keyed to exceed 8% spending growth.
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DDoS
Radware signs on two more clients for DDoS protection
While Radware did not share the names of its two clients, the company did explain more about the partnerships.
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Cloud
Microsoft to launch cloud service for healthcare firms
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, launching on 30 October, includes managed services such as Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and partner solutions to support healthcare firms.
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Healthcare
Are robust digital experiences the future of healthcare in New Zealand?
“People’s perceptions of and relationships with technology are changing, and to adapt, healthcare payers and providers need to redesign digital experiences.”
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Fintech
Alibaba Cloud & partners lead healthtech charge across SEA
Alibaba Cloud will provide cloud credits and mentorship to healthcare and fintech startups helping them harness the power of AI, Cloud and other digital technologies to meet current and future business needs. 
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Healthcare
New reporting solution launched to streamline operations for health practices
The solution integrates data from a practice management system as well as cloud accounting software, resulting in a user-friendly interface which shows the most common reporting requirements for managing a practice.