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Hospital in the home for mental health – insights from a former acute psychiatric consumer

Dr Jacqueline Kirkman’s first two encounters with psychosis saw her being admitted as an involuntary patient at an acute psychiatric ward. Years later, during her third encounter, she felt a different treatment option was needed and became one of the first Australians to receive mental health care under ‘hospital in the home’. “For me personally,…

3 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Pushing for a broader virtual care rollout – what has the UK learned?

The National Health Service (NHS) in England is ramping up its use of virtual care, striving for 40-50 virtual ward ‘beds’ per 100,000 people, and more than 50,000 virtual admissions each month. To date, this rollout has been well-received by the UK public, with 71 percent claiming they are open to the idea of being…

18 Dec 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Is telehealth working in the mental health space?

This financial year, 58 percent of the mental health services commissioned by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN have been delivered via telehealth, up from 53 percent in the last financial year. While the uptake is encouraging, the move towards greater telehealth adoption has not always been smooth, according to Mental Health Project Coordinator, Alanna…

13 Dec 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Uncategorised

Getting the most out of health innovation

The term ‘innovation’ is widely used and broadly defined. But regardless of whether it is a new product, technique, or application, no definition is complete without an emphasis on real world adoption. That's according to Dr Joy Francisco, Chief Commercial Officer at Sydney Local Health District, who is participating on a panel at the National…

6 Dec 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Bridging the valley of death – how Australia can make more impact with its inventions

Australia's universities are world-class, ranking seventh globally for academic performance and tenth globally for the production of highly cited publications. When it comes to translating this research into real world industrial applications, however, we perform poorly, relative to our global peers. In fact, the percentage of Australian companies that introduce a new-to-market innovation is comparatively…

30 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Becoming Pilbara’s first virtual pharmacist – what has Nikki Reynolds learned?

If you work in a metropolitan health centre, an onsite or nearby pharmacist might be something you take for granted. In Country Western Australia (WA), only 15 of the 100 plus health sites have regular onsite pharmacist resources. Given the vastness and remoteness of the area, it would not be viable to employ a pharmacist…

28 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Pipeline resilience – the answer to all of rail’s problems?

The pipeline of rail work in New Zealand has fluctuated in recent decades; along with it, the supply of specialised workers needed to fulfil it. Despite the increasing popularity of rail, shifting political priorities have created a ‘stop and go’ industry, often with large gaps in between major projects. In turn, talent has frequently departed…

28 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Green steel requires a global effort to be viable for widespread adoption

With the steel sector contributing between 7-9% of the world's CO2 emissions, the industry is working to reduce its carbon footprint. They are doing this by employing innovative technologies like green hydrogen-based direct reduction and low-carbon resources like high-grade iron ore and waste. With less than 0.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions per ton of steel…

23 Nov 2023, by Kristen Gutierrez

Defence & Security | Technology

What is space resilience and how can we achieve it in the current fiscal climate?

The space domain is fraught with risks - from radiation, to supply chain worries, cyberattacks, and the kinetic and physical threat to ground and space infrastructure. In this context, what does it mean to be resilient; and how can we best achieve it in the current fiscal climate? Chris Jewell, Program Director for JP9102 at…

15 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Technology

The trends impacting the size and nature of hydrogen demand

With global demand for hydrogen reaching 95 megatonnes last year, there has never been a more pressing time to understand the trends and market characteristics shaping this fast-evolving sector. With this in mind, Informa Connect spoke with Izzi Messina, Vice President of Growth & Development at Wood, ahead of the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West). He…

6 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic
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