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Growing the health tech firms of the future – LaunchVic’s bid to provide better access to capital and mentorship

Health technology is Victoria’s fastest growing source of employment, grossing $30 billion per annum for the state; yet, up to 57 per cent of Victorian health-tech start-ups do not know how to access accelerator or investor support - according to a recent report by LaunchVic. The 'State of HealthTech – Victoria' report revealed that, despite…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business | Healthcare | Uncategorised

PitchFest at Innovate Health – what health tech solutions does Australia really need?

The world of healthcare is undoubtedly becoming more digital. But what health-tech solutions do clinicians and patients really need? Too often, healthcare startups are criticized for failing to tap into the needs of the sector; or for lacking a robust commercial underpinning. Clinical evaluation, technology validation and a scalable business model are all critical to…

5 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

How regulation changes in cosmetic medicine impact the industry

Cosmetic regulatory changes mean more streamlining and less inexperience. So, how will this impact your cosmetic business?   The cosmetic industry is booming. As quick as cosmetic fads come and go these days procedures evolve just as readily to keep up. Non-surgical procedures are more popular than ever; the likes of laser hair removal, injectables,…

2 Jun 2018, by Informa Insights

Healthcare | Legal

Perinatal mortality cases – what can we do better?

  In June 2014 baby Nixon Tonkin died shortly after birth at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Following an induction of labour and approximately two hours of active pushing, obstructed labour was diagnosed and a decision was made to conduct a caesarean section – during which the obstetric registrar encountered significant difficulty in disimpacting…

28 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

What constitutes a strong digital health product?

With more than 300,000 health apps available on google play and itunes, and a proliferation of health technologies recently brought to market, it is fair to say that the last few years have seen a significant amount of hype in the digital health space. But how much of this technology can really be embedded into…

24 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Rethinking morbidity and mortality review meetings in maternity care

In maternity services, morbidity and mortality (M&M) review meetings play a crucial role in reducing avoidable harm, improving transparency and strengthening clinical governance; both locally and across the healthcare system. The process of M&M review allows clinicians to evaluate and reflect on clinical practice and identify areas for improvement, without blame or individual focus. Over…

21 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Social Policy

When funding is withdrawn | An NDIS case study

In 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began its mission to optimize social and economic independence and full participation for people living with disability in Australia. The scheme promised to give people with disability control and choice; to be a financial sustainable system that the community could take pride and confidence in, with its…

16 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Healthcare | Leadership & Communication

Become more charismatic and watch your aesthetic business grow

“Aesthetic clinicians with charisma have more clients, can charge higher consultation fees and are more likely to be referred to friends, even in spite of average service”, according to Nicole Montgomery of Trusted Surgeons. The sales catchphrase, ‘people buy people, not products’ appears to be even more emphasized in the cosmetic industry – customers justifiably…

14 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Healthcare

How to make millions from your aesthetic clinic

It’s the dream of many cosmetic practitioners. Hanging up the turquoise scrubs; and replacing injecting and lasering with endless days of relaxation and self-indulgence. But despite the large profits that many aesthetic clinics make, without a strong business plan and a solid exit strategy, it’s unlikely that early retirement will be happening any time soon.…

4 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety | Technology

What healthcare solutions does Australia really need?

In the context of future Australian healthcare, it is important that healthcare innovators don’t simply come up with solutions they think are good for problems they think exist. This is the thinking behind icare’s approach to stimulating and facilitating innovation in healthcare. icare is the NSW government’s insurance and care provider, catering for more than…

3 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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