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NSW waiting times go online

NSW residents have access to real-time information on the number of patients waiting in emergency departments. A website that shows updated information on waiting times at NSW emergency wards has gone live. Health minister Jillian Skinner said the website, which ...

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Nursing programs go online as research blossoms

Flexible methods of study are attracting a wider pool of future nurses. Natasha Egan reports. The future of university nursing programs will give students the flexibility to study online, fast-track their way to registration and get involved in research early ...

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Chameleon bandage helps wounds to heal

A smart bandage that changes colour when a wound becomes infected has been developed by Melbourne researchers. Melbourne researchers have developed smart bandages that change colour to reveal the state of the wound beneath. Their invention could reduce the $500 ...

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Specialists paid to embrace telehealth

Additional Medicare rebates for both the city specialist, and the healthcare worker physically with the patient. Medical specialists who provide videolink consultations to patients in remote areas will be paid a 50 per cent bonus in an effort to encourage ...

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Duplication nation

The roll out of e-health records present unique opportunities, and challenges, for aged care providers. Beverley Head reports. The Federal Government has released a draft concept of operations document regarding the use of personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) in ...

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In the hands of machines

Robots and other assistive technology may be inevitable in aged care moving into the future, but can they replace the human touch? Annie May reports. Standing at just 40cm tall and looking suspiciously like the latest toy their grandchildren have ...

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Diabetes management in the primary care setting

Launch of new online diabetes education program for Practice Nurses set to enhance Australian diabetes management The Australian Practice Nurses Association and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) have launched a new online education program, ‘Diabetes Management in the Primary ...

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Electronic health records on track: Roxon

The government will be responsible for managing records containing only an overview of a patient's medical history, not every piece of information. The federal government is likely to manage a national database to store the summaries of electronic health records ...

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