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Real time prescription monitoring: an update

For decades, a paper based system has underpinned Australia's strict medicines and poisons regulations. Within this system, doctors have no way of knowing if patients seeking controlled medicines are living with an undiagnosed addiction and securing multiple doses of the same drug from different practices. Often, prescribing doctors say ‘yes’ and write a script because…

18 Feb 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Data analytics: the next frontier in medication management

Right patient, right time, right method, right dose and – last but not least - the right medication. When it comes to administering pharmaceuticals in health care settings, there are many different avenues for clinical error - especially when visual checks are used to inspect product labels, eMARs, and NMICs. These errors occur in around…

1 Feb 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Wrongful birth damages – an interview with Bill Madden

Maintaining a duty of confidentiality is an integral part of any healthcare profession, but what happens when upholding medical confidentiality leads to adverse health outcomes? Patient Y, a pregnant woman, sought damages when Doctors failed to inform her that her father had been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease – a heritable brain disorder that had been…

11 Jan 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Adverse health outcomes during the pandemic response – legal implications

The COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenging risk management scenarios for healthcare workers - and with the heightened threat of adverse outcomes, many now feel as though they are treading murky legal water. While Australia has missed the levels of system overwhelm seen in countries hardest hit by the virus, the very threat of it…

17 Dec 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Standards focus continues during pandemic – Gary Brook, TEQSA

TEQSA Director Gary Brook has commended the higher education sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic but says the agency is continuing to keep a close watch on standards and emerging risks. One area TEQSA is actively monitoring is the decline in ELICOS commencements in the latter half of 2020 and how this could impact the…

10 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights

Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety

Renewed focus on nurse and midwife safety needed during COVID-19, says ANMF President

If you work in the healthcare sector, you are likely no stranger to the issue of workplace violence. According to the World Health Organisation between 8 and 38 percent of health workers will experience physical assault at some point in their careers, and a significantly greater number will be exposed to it. This year though…

30 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Healthcare | Legal

Eliminating PFAS from firefighting sites – Fire & Rescue NSW

It has been three years since per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) – chemicals once used in food packaging, cooking hardware and firefighting foam – were first banned in Australia, after being exposed as an environmental and health threat. Since then the body of evidence highlighting the toxicity of PFAS chemicals has grown, as have…

20 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Healthcare delivery during COVID-19 – what has worked and what hasn’t?

Even before COVID-19 struck, moving from volume- to value-based models of healthcare delivery – as per a worldwide paradigm shift – seemed like a difficult task. As the Australian population ages, chronic disease is rising, with 90 percent of residents now seeing their doctor at least once per year. In 2019 there was also a sharp…

19 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Using technology for better obstetric decision making

Cardiotocography (CTG) has been used for foetal heartrate (FHR) surveillance since the 1970s, as a means of detecting foetal hypoxia and guiding clinical decisions around delivery timing. Despite the length of its usage, there is yet to be convincing evidence that CTG reduces birth asphyxia, stillbirths, caesareans or instrumental deliveries. Although the technology is good…

24 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Social Policy

Becoming Australia’s second quadriplegic doctor – insights from Dr. Dinesh Palipana

As a quadriplegic medical professional, Dr. Dinesh Palipana spends much of his time at hospital. Either tending patients or being one himself. The car accident and resulting spinal cord injury that left him paralysed made medical school a challenge. But Palipana saw it through, becoming only the second quadriplegic in Australia to have done so.…

7 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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