Black Dog Institute taps AI to deliver best mental health treatments – Software- Tempemail

Source: Black Dog Institute The Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney and Deakin University have secured $5 million for a project that uses AI techniques to determine which psychological therapies work best for different people. The project specifically addresses the extensive strain on mental health young people in universities experience. The Continue Reading

NSW Health deploys Microsoft Teams to all 140,000 staff – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

NSW Health has equipped more than 100,000 staff with Microsoft Teams since the federal and state government ramped up their public health response to the coronavirus pandemic in March. The department’s digital arm, eHealth NSW, on Monday said all of its more than 140,000 staff now had access to the Continue Reading

How APIs helped NSW Health Pathology respond to COVID-19 – Strategy – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

NSW Health Pathology relied on its investment in API-led connectivity over the past four years to rapidly build out “world-class” public facing services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Enterprise architect Tim Eckersley told the MuleSoft CONNECT digital summit last week the agency was able to move with speed in Continue Reading

Health dept extends Datacom outsourcing deal for $160m – Strategy – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

The federal Department of Health has extended its IT outsourcing deal with Datacom for a further two years amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The department handed the company the two-year extension last month at a cost of $159.7 million, bringing the infrastructure and support services deal to $506.3 million over seven years.  It means the contract, which covers the provision, maintenance and refresh of all hardware and software, has now more than Continue Reading

Unique Health Platform Could Benefit 800 Million Mobile Subscribers in Africa | Tempemail

Sourced from Redbubble and iStock. “With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” says Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Continue Reading

Australia’s Covidsafe coronavirus tracing app works as few as one in four times for some devices | Health

The federal government’s Covidsafe contact tracing app works as few as one in every four times for some devices, documents tabled in the Senate have revealed. The evidence for the first time shows the true state of the operation of the app, despite continuous claims from the government services minister, Continue Reading

As a young person I’m worried about my peers flouting lockdown rules | Letter | World news- Tempemail

As a 19-year-old, I am disappointed in my peers’ attitude to lockdown. My social media feeds are awash with posts of friends hugging, sharing lifts to McDonald’s drive-throughs, and normalising flouting the rules. With data showing that the health risk to our age group is minimal, it seems many have Continue Reading

Facebook data to show Australians’ movement as they emerge from coronavirus lockdown | Australia news

Researchers hope the addition of Facebook de-identified movement data will give a better overview of people slowly returning to their regular travels as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown period, and help identify any potential places where physical distancing may be an issue. Several companies, including Google, Apple and Citymapper, Continue Reading

Screened Out review – screentime doc knows how to press your buttons | Film

With this enthusiastic, info-taining documentary Jon Hyatt runs the risk of stating the bleeding obvious by elaborating on facts everyone is already aware of: staring at your phone for too long is bad for your mental health, evidence is growing of the harmful impact of screens on children’s brains, tech Continue Reading

As Chinese authorities expand use of health tracking apps, privacy concerns grow – Networking – Security – Software- Tempemail

China’s health tracking QR codes, which have played a key part in the country’s successful containment of the coronavirus, now look set to play a much broader role in daily life as local authorities dream up new uses for the technology. Embedded in the popular WeChat and Alipay smartphone apps, Continue Reading