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Improving outcomes from reproductive carrier screening – an interview with Prof Martin Delatycki

Reproductive carrier screening (RCS) has become increasingly sophisticated over the years. Now capable of screening thousands of genes, RCS can identify couples at risk of many hundreds of autosomal and X-linked recessive genetic conditions. But while RCS is being offered to more women and couples, scope for poor patient outcomes remains higher than it should,…

20 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic


How Dr Louise Sun is Harnessing Big Data to Change Cardiovascular Medicine

There's a new, glimmering frontier in healthcare. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are reshaping the future, with the potential to relieve the burden on health professionals and allow physicians to connect better with patients. Also known as ‘Deep Medicine’, AI and Machine Learning can help cut down the cost of healthcare. From transforming note taking and…

28 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Damien Mu, AIA: Incentivising Australians to Improve Health & Wellbeing

Empowering Australians with the tools they need to take control of their own health is an impetus sweeping across the nation's health sector. Around 40% of Australians now live with chronic health conditions and half of all hospital admissions are related. There’s clearly an urgent need for meaningful change to the way chronic disease is…

15 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Why John Brumby is Thinking Big About Australian Biotechnology

One of the upsides of the pandemic is that it has shown that Australia has a remarkable ability to respond when swift action is needed in drug development. However, while we're known as a leading destination for early phase clinical trials, there has been a historic disconnect with wider commercialisation and bringing our solutions to…

6 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Craig Gear OAM: “The New Human Rights-Based Aged Care Act Will Form the Bedrock of Change.”

Craig Gear OAM is CEO of the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN), an organisation funded by the Australian Government to deliver the National Aged Care Advocacy Program. OPAN helps older people receiving aged care in their own home, the community or aged care homes to understand their rights and get the best experience out of…

20 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Better Workforce Design is Crucial to Aged Care Reform

Dr Anita Goh, one of Australia’s premier experts on ageing and neurodegenerative diseases, will be speaking at the 12th Annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference in Melbourne, 23 – 25 November 2021. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). We spoke with Anita on how the Royal…

10 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Dr Anita Goh: “Co-Design Places Lived Experience on Equal Footing with Professional Experience.”

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has catalysed sector-wide debate on how to successfully implement reforms that will improve the lives of older Australians. Dr Anita Goh, one of Australia’s leading authorities on quality of life in ageing, says that co-designing care delivery with the people who will actually benefit from services…

9 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Emma Gierschick OAM: “We Need Better Recognition of Trauma in Children With a Disability.”

Emma Gierschick has shown extraordinary tenacity in the face of adversity. As a survivor of family violence and breast cancer, plus a sole parent of a daughter with Down syndrome, Emma has navigated complex issues to get the right support for her daughter Amelia. “It’s been very, very tough at times but my need to…

19 Jul 2021, by Skye Rytenskild


Overcoming the challenges of perioperative care delivery in rural Australia

Bringing quality perioperative care to people in rural areas is an important, but challenging, experience. Rural Australians have statistically poorer health than those that live in major cities, with 20 percent higher rates of chronic disease; and a range of increased risk factors, including smoking, alcohol intake, and malnutrition. Mortality rates are notably higher among…

8 Jun 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

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What Google is doing to enhance healthcare delivery – insights from Head of Innovation Scott Thomson

Upon hearing the word ‘Google’ you could be forgiven for not immediately thinking of healthcare innovations like AI protein folding algorithms, contactless sleep sensors, or robotics assisted surgery. But according to Google’s Head of Innovation for Customer Engineering, Scott Thomson, the firm’s recent efforts in the healthcare space are so substantial that they can no…

8 Jun 2021, by Amy Sarcevic
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