Would you trust Telstra with your healthcare? #cloud #cloudcomputing

This week Telstra announced a major investment into the development of its health business, but is our biggest telco facing an uphill battle to make money out of this new venture? The latest addition to its portfolio of health services will come through a collaboration with Swiss company Medgate. Medgate currently offers Swiss patients the ability to consult with a doctor via telephone or computer and to order prescriptions online for home delivery.

http://www.itnews.com.au/Feature/397157,would-you-trust-telstra-with-your-healthcare.aspx

Why Australian Defence Invested In A Us$118 Million Ehealth System

The Australian Defence Force has just bought a new A$133 million (US$118 million) eHealth system to provide health providers accurate, up-to-date health data on their personnel. The eHealth System will be made available to all stakeholders responsible for providing health services and benefits to defence staff, including clinicians, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and civilian health providers.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/sep/23/why-australian-defence-invested-us118-million-ehea/

JAPAN TO BUILD NATIONWIDE HEALTHCARE NETWORK TO ADDRESS AGEING POPULATION

Japan’s Government will be connecting all hospitals, clinics and pharmacies nationwide as part of broader plans to address Japan’s ageing population problem, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has told FutureGov. Yasushi Yoshida, Director General of the Ministry, told FutureGov that the government wants to increase the adoption of electronic health records by small and medium-sized hospitals. “Many big hospitals have already introduced electronic health record systems. But it’s not easy for medium to small hospitals to introduce this because of the expenditure involved,” he said.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/jun/18/japan-build-nationwide-healthcare-network-address-/