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Health
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the national telehealth service has helped around 425,000 New Zealanders since its launch one year ago. Dr Coleman today visited the Auckland telehealth service which offers health advice and support to New Zealanders via phone, text and online. “The integration of telehealth services on one platform delivered by one provider means that Kiwis who makes contact - no matter what phoneline or channel they use – receive the appropriate help they need,” says Dr Coleman.
Health
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the national telehealth service has helped around 425,000 New Zealanders since its launch one year ago. Dr Coleman today visited the Auckland telehealth service which offers health advice and support to New Zealanders via phone, text and online. “The integration of telehealth services on one platform delivered by one provider means that Kiwis who makes contact - no matter what phoneline or channel they use – receive the appropriate help they need,” says Dr Coleman.
Health
Mon 31 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the National Depression Initiative (NDI) has continued to evolve and expand since its launch a decade ago. “Over the last ten years the NDI has had an increasingly important role in utilising technology to ensure people have access to the help and support they need, at a place and time convenient to them,” says Dr Coleman. ...
Health
Mon 31 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the National Depression Initiative (NDI) has continued to evolve and expand since its launch a decade ago. “Over the last ten years the NDI has had an increasingly important role in utilising technology to ensure people have access to the help and support they need, at a place and time convenient to them,” says Dr Coleman. ...
Health
Mon 31 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Acting Youth Minister Anne Tolley say young people will be recruited to help raise awareness of rheumatic fever amongst their peers. “Rheumatic fever is a serious but preventable disease. Children and young people from Maori and Pacific communities are the most vulnerable,” Dr Coleman says. “To further help raise awareness about the disease we’re going to recruit and train around 100 young people, mainly Maori and Pacific aged between 11 and 19 years, to talk about how to prevent rheumatic fever.
Health
Mon 31 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Acting Youth Minister Anne Tolley say young people will be recruited to help raise awareness of rheumatic fever amongst their peers. “Rheumatic fever is a serious but preventable disease. Children and young people from Maori and Pacific communities are the most vulnerable,” Dr Coleman says. “To further help raise awareness about the disease we’re going to recruit and train around 100 young people, mainly Maori and Pacific aged between 11 and 19 years, to talk about how to prevent rheumatic fever.
Health
Thu 27 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today met with providers of the second tranche of Mobility Action Teams at a workshop in Wellington. “Musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis can have a significant impact on people’s health and quality of life. The total cost of people living with arthritis in New Zealand was estimated at $3.2 billion in 2010,” says Dr Coleman. ...
Health
Thu 27 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today met with providers of the second tranche of Mobility Action Teams at a workshop in Wellington. “Musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis can have a significant impact on people’s health and quality of life. The total cost of people living with arthritis in New Zealand was estimated at $3.2 billion in 2010,” says Dr Coleman. ...
Health
Tue 25 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the roll-out of the new national enrolment service in general practices across the country is on target. “To date 230 practices have gone live with the national enrolment service which provides faster, more accurate information on patient enrolment and identity,” says Dr Coleman. “Feedback from practices using the service shows the system is easy to use and is making a positive difference in the day to day management of patients.
Health
Tue 25 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the roll-out of the new national enrolment service in general practices across the country is on target. “To date 230 practices have gone live with the national enrolment service which provides faster, more accurate information on patient enrolment and identity,” says Dr Coleman. “Feedback from practices using the service shows the system is easy to use and is making a positive difference in the day to day management of patients.
Health
Mon 24 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a three way kidney transplant exchange has been carried out in New Zealand for the first time. “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment and for people with organ failure it’s often the only option available,” says Dr Coleman. “Individuals are often very keen to help a friend or loved one needing a kidney, but are unable to because of tissue compatibility issues. ...
Health
Mon 24 Oct 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a three way kidney transplant exchange has been carried out in New Zealand for the first time. “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment and for people with organ failure it’s often the only option available,” says Dr Coleman. “Individuals are often very keen to help a friend or loved one needing a kidney, but are unable to because of tissue compatibility issues. ...