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How to manage change in an ever-shifting port environment – insights from Saab

The global port operating environment is constantly changing as it strives to meet sustainability objectives and address bottlenecks in the port–hinterland interface. With new trends like ‘just in time arrival’ and ‘emissions reduction tracking’ increasingly being prioritised, the rate of change can be felt profoundly at all levels of an organisation. Even ports that are…

4 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Improving the efficacy of telehealth for Indigenous Australians

After being catapulted onto the MBS rebate schedule at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, few would doubt that telehealth has now earned its place as a permanent fixture of mainstream clinical practice. Backed by some encouraging uptake statistics, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt recently touted its benefits for people who have children, mobility issues,…

21 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How intelligent design is transforming rail maintenance

A defunct rail turnout can deal a heavy financial blow to any rail operator, costing busier train networks up to $1 million per hour in operational downtime. Despite this, rail operators often place undue weight on the upfront costs of turnout components or maintenance options, and overlook potential cost savings throughout the product lifecycle. Daniel…

22 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

How this hospital is set to achieve the gold standard in pharmacy automation

‘Zero errors, zero-touch, and zero medication waste’. It may sound like an ambitious goal for any budding autonomous pharmacy, but it is one seemingly within reach for Dubai’s Fakeeh University Hospital. Since adopting the world-renowned ‘autonomous pharmacy framework,’ Fakeeh has made significant reductions in medication errors and wastage, using a system that requires virtually no…

4 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology | Uncategorised

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

Energy & Utilities | Technology

Why Financial Institutions should be focusing on Hydrogen – insights from Jeremy Hasnip of SMBC

When clean hydrogen technology first came onto Jeremy Hasnip’s radar, several years ago, there was little happening in the sector to warrant much excitement from financiers. Now, the Head of Power & Renewables at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) likens its presence to the early invention of the internet. “The ability for hydrogen to reshape…

13 May 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How to modernise rail safety assurance protocol in a world of tech disruption

In October 2017, four trains running on the Cambrian Coast line in North Wales, United Kingdom, did not receive temporary speed restriction (TSR) information, after an automated signalling system failed. Thankfully, no accident occurred, but one train approached a level crossing at 50 kilometres per hour above the TSR, endangering the lives of road users.…

26 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

A sustainable heavy haul sector – what to expect in the years ahead

Few industries are bracing for more innovation and disruption than Australia’s Heavy Haul rail sector. In recent years, advances in technology, manufacturing, and systems integration have helped the sector push new limits in terms of axle load and throughput efficiency. In years to come, surging demand and investment will continue to raise the expectations surrounding…

11 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Challenges and opportunities for telehealth – an interview with Dr. Rahul Gupta

They say adversity is often the catalyst for change and for the Australian healthcare sector, COVID-19 has been no exception. Faced with the awkward objective of treating more patients with fewer resources, the sector has embraced innovation quickly; upholding – even surpassing – usual rates of service provision. Telehealth has been pivotal in this response,…

2 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

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
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