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Beyond data silos: creating collaborative ecosystems

Transforming information into intelligence requires the adoption of interoperability approaches, including a key set of standards. That’s the message from managing director for Global ehealth Collaborative Dr Evelyn Hovenga who will address delegates at the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane. ...

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New tool could shred nurses’ paperwork

The paperwork nurses have to complete could be dramatically cut, following the trial of a new streamlined patient risk assessment tool. University of Queensland researchers said it will improve management in Australia’s busy hospital systems and leave more time for patient ...

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Pathology reports go online

Queensland-based pathology lab InfinityPATH has announced it will upload its pathology reports to the My Health Record system to improve the state's health outcomes. The announcement follows similar agreements made by Primary Health Care, Australian Clinical Labs, Sonic Healthcare and ...

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Humans better than robots at surgery

Robots don't always have the upper hand - new studies suggest that humans make better surgeons. As hospitals spend millions on robotics and new technology, studies by Leeds University and Stanford University have revealed that robots used in medical settings ...

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