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Going the distance

Public health and private industry can work together to improve outcomes for mental health services, writes Kaye Knight and Tim Lenten. Delivering and achieving consistent education outcomes can be a challenge when mental health clinicians are spread geographically. A collaborative ...

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Computer system ‘puts patients at risk’

Calls have been made to scrap the “compromised” computer system that runs emergency departments in NSW hospitals. A review has found the computer system that runs emergency departments in hospitals throughout NSW is crippled by design flaws and is compromising ...

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On the road again

Opinion is divided over the latest GPS monitoring device for people living with dementia. Darragh O Keeffe reports. An Australian company is releasing what it claims is “the world’s first personal mobile emergency alert system, providing 24-hour monitoring and tracking”of ...

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Online medical services a new reality

A federal government telehealth initiative will target seniors, cancer patients and those in palliative care. Cancer patients and the elderly will be able to see their specialist or GP with the click of a mouse, even if they are hundreds ...

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Highlighting the problem

A new material will make it possible to check wounds without changing the dressing: if an infection arises, the material changes its colour. Whether a small cut with a knife, a surgical wound or a major injury caused by a ...

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A new way of thinking

E-health is much more than just computers in hospitals, writes Sue McIndoe. Australia’s health system has an enviable record internationally. However, a growing demand for healthcare reform has been recognised to prepare Australia for the future and maintain the high ...

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Hospitals go under online microscope

The MyHospitals website will be online in December with information about public hospitals in all states and territories– including Western Australia. Patients will be able to jump online to compare the performance of hospitals via a website to be launched ...

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Preparing students for practice

New program aims to meet the needs of contemporary nursing. The University of Ballarat will introduce a master of nursing program to provide specialist training to graduates. The updated program will meet the needs of educating nurses for contemporary nursing ...

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New innovation reduces spread of disease

Developments in safety needles are an important infection control measure, writes Annie May. Each year in Australia at least 18,000 nurses and healthcare employees are injured by syringes and sharps. Each year in the US, more than 1000 healthcare workers ...

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