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The right support for people living with dementia

Anne has always loved writing poetry. It was the one thing she would look forward to in English classes at school, and, later in life, was her go-to pastime when the children were busy; or to escape the stress of her day job as an English teacher. Anne’s care worker doesn’t know this about her though.…

30 Mar 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Leadership & Communication

To merge or not to merge – a modern dilemma for health insurers

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is ramping up pressure for health insurance companies to amalgamate, as part of the sector’s “financial recovery plan”. At an industry level, the rationale for a largescale M&A push is clear. But at a company level it is often less so, explains Police Health Chief Executive, Scott Williams. “Consolidation…

4 Mar 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Language change could be a pre-symptomatic marker of dementia

Iris Murdoch is a famous and highly regarded author, who not only made a valuable contribution to the world of literature, but also (inadvertently) to dementia research. Like any gifted writer, Murdoch drew upon an impressive use of syntax and vocabulary range in her work, but later in her career - when her language ability…

12 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Ensuring medicines safety in digital health innovation

Electronic medication management is becoming increasingly embedded in our health system and has already had a meaningful impact on prescribing decisions, safety, workflow efficiencies, quality assurance and audit capacity. Whilst there is growing consensus that the advent of digital platforms in medical practice is a positive development for the sector, it does raise a number…

6 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Becoming an award-winning, fully-integrated digital hospital

St. Stevens hospital in Hervey Bay is Australia’s first fully-integrated digital hospital. It was the first hospital nationally to get level 7 HIMSS EMRAM accreditation, and the third globally, outside of North America, to win the highly prestigious HIMSS Nicholas E Davies Award of Excellence. How did it get there? Ahead of the eMedication Management…

9 Dec 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Is a national rollout of voluntary assisted dying legislation imminent?

The medical industry is, by nature, beset with ethical controversies; few more profound than the issue of voluntary assisted dying (VAD). Victoria is currently the only state in Australia to have such a law, but lately - with the heightened national focus on elder rights - there has been increased talk about enacting the legislation…

4 Dec 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Balancing the rights and responsibilities of doctors and patients

In December 2014, a 21-year old man was brought to a Victorian Emergency Department (ED) by his family because of bizarre behaviour. Clinicians believed he was suffering from a mental illness, probably psychosis. He was, however, co-operative and agreeable to staying for further assessment and probable admission. Therefore, he did not meet criteria for involuntary…

15 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Infrastructure

Healthy investments – more of the same or something different?

The health sector is undergoing seismic change driven by rapid technological innovation, increased demand from a growing and ageing population, budgetary pressure, and evolving patient and consumer expectations. When planning and budgeting for hospital infrastructure in this context, Governments are often faced with a key decision: invest in more of the same, or in delivering…

31 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

How feasible are the new aged care standards?

Amid revelations of elder abuse as part of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety last week, governments and agencies continue their efforts to stomp out malpractice and improve quality of life for all aged care recipients. As part of these efforts, the Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission’s (ACQSC) new standards came…

28 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Evidence based practice and passing accreditation. Are they the same thing?

Accreditation standards and evidence-based practice (EBP) both strive to make the healthcare sector a better place, but do the two marry up? In 2018 the second edition of the National Safety & Quality Health Services standards came into effect. Included within the governance framework is a Comprehensive Care Standard requiring healthcare leaders to establish and…

17 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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