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What does ONRSR have in store for rail safety regulation in 2024?

Recently appointed Chief Executive for ONRSR, Dr Natalie Pelham, is on a mission to improve the efficiency of national rail safety regulation. As part of this work, she has been on a ‘listen and learn tour’ for the last six weeks, meeting with colleagues, government and industry to hear more about the regulatory environment and…

18 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


The dangers of telehealth and RPM technology

Virtual healthcare models, like ‘hospital in the home’, are garnering widespread support from Australians, with up to 94 percent expressing their intent to attend a virtual appointment in the future. Despite their popularity, Dr Shaun Hosein of Queensland Health – a speaker at this year’s Hospital in the Home Conference - believes complacency around the…

11 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

How CleanCo is building 5GW of renewables by 2030

The build required to meet the Queensland Government’s target of 70 percent renewables by 2032 is unprecedented, but CleanCo Queensland is rising to the challenge. Recently, the organisation has been investing significantly in new renewable projects that complement its owned and operated firming generators. Over the last six months, its investments via offtake agreements have…

10 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


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


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


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


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


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
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