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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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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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