Australia

Australia expands digital initiatives in COVID-19 response

The country’s pandemic landscape is expected to transform further in the coming months.

Australia expands digital initiatives in COVID-19 response

The country’s pandemic landscape is expected to transform further in the coming months.

Elderly Australians least comfortable with telemedicine

Nonetheless, more than half of the age group found its use to be comfortable.

E-health platform Eucalyptus raises $22.2m in Series B round

Funds will be used to build out its behavioural health and chronic care modules.

Over 12 million e-prescriptions issued in Australia

Over 22,000 healthcare providers are now issuing e-prescriptions.

ASX-listed HealthCo buys eight oncology clinics for $81m

It has also formed a JV with Acurio to develop a private hospital in NSW.

Rising stomach disorders ramp up Australia’s upper endoscopy market

Flexible video gastroscopes accounted for over 90% of the market.

Australia invests $9.71m in healthcare research projects

It is funded through the 2020 Primary Healthcare Research Data Infrastructure grants.

InterSystems Launches TrakCare® 2021 as a Foundation for Virtual Care Innovation

TrakCare 2021 responds to growing demand from patients and healthcare professionals for telehealth and virtual care in a healthcare environment shaped by COVID-19.

Recovery in sight for Australia’s aortic stent grafts market

Abdominal aortic stent grafts account for over 95% of the market in 2020.

Four in five Australian telemedicine users keen to consult online again

Over nine in 10 used telemedicine for the first time during the pandemic.

Taking a tech advantage on fragility fracture care

The number of hospitals operating on hip fracture that have access to a fracture liaison service has been steadily rising from 2013 to 2020.

Ramsay Health Care buys UK-based Spire Healthcare for $1.39b

It owns 39 hospitals and eight clinics across England, Wales, and Scotland.

Healthcare prioritised in Australia’s 2021 budget: report

About $2.6b will be allocated towards vaccines.

SOPHiA GENETICS takes home two accolades at the Healthcare Asia Medtech Awards

The company was recognised for its genomic application, Solid Tumor Plus Solution (STS+).

Extracorporeal life support devices rises in use in Australia

It played a major role in treating high risk COVID-19 patients.

Australia's surgical sutures market to rebound in 2021

Tech advancements reducing risks of infections has improved its adoption.

Australia's diabetes assays market to recover in 2021

An easy access to healthcare facilities is boosting growth in the market.