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Better access to specialist services

Online video consulting is a new way forward for rural health that’s dispensing with the need for people to travel long distances. By Susan Currie Residents of remote, regional and rural Australia all must factor in the tyranny of distance ...

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An app a day

Internet and smartphone technology is helping women who are cancer survivors maintain wellbeing. By Aileen Macalintal The Queensland University of Technology leads the Women’s Wellness After Cancer Program, which teaches self-management via internet and smartphone technology. WWACP is one of ...

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SA nurses campaign via social media

Nurses and midwives in South Australia are turning to Facebook in a bid to capture the attention of State Treasurer, Jay Weatherill. By Amie Larter The South Australian branch of The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has launched an online ...

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‘Virtual visit’ project wins ICT award

A 'virtual visit' telehealth project has won the Outstanding ICT Innovation award in the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2013. The Royal District Nursing Service bagged the award for their broadband-enabled project Healthy, Happy and at Home during the 4th Ageing ...

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RDNS makes awards shortlist for telehealth project

The Royal District Nursing Service has been announced as an ‘Outstanding ICT Innovation’ finalist for its broadband telehealth project in the prestigious first Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2013 in Singapore. It has also been announced as an ‘Outstanding Eldercare ...

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CIOs brainstorm to help professionals

A group of Australians look at using technology to improve the provision of care. By Aileen Macalintal. Interactive video games and smart phones could be used to help improve the health of rural Australians, according to CIOs. A series of ...

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New DNA technology advances epilepsy treatment

Advances in DNA sequencing are having a major impact on the understanding and diagnosis of epilepsy. Leading up to today’s Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness, geneticist Professor Jozef Gecz said advances in DNA sequencing have been a huge leap forward ...

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Keep using the tablets

Being connected to a doctor or nurse via a mobile device is a boon, especially for those who want to live away from cities. By Gary Denman Pull words: Bluetooth-enabled ECG devices connected to a tablet device for example, can ...

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New nursing lab teaches home-care skills

A university has made a mock-up of a patient's residence for healthcare students. By Aileen Macalintal With health services increasingly providing recovery and long-term support for people at home, a new Immersive Domestic Nursing Laboratory at the University of Ballarat ...

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Don’t forget the care in healthcare

Scientific advancements have revolutionised healthcare in Australia; people are living longer than ever before and treatment that once required hours of hands-on intervention can now be administered at the touch of button. The benefits of an efficient healthcare system are ...

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