Tag: Health care

Healthcare

Civica and Fraud Detection in the Private Health Insurance Industry

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit we spoke to Richard Fiddis, the Managing Director of Civica International and Rob Thomas, the Managing Director Health Solutions at Civica International about fraud detection and the work they do in the health sector of Australia. Can…

26 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Ian McAuley: Public Finance & Australia’s Healthcare System

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit, we spoke with Ian McAuley, Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Sector Finance at the of University of Canberra about his research on Australia's health system. Can you…

14 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Improving and designing innovative HITH services to foster care in the community

Ingrid Ridler, Manager of Mercy@Home, Patient Access and Workforce Coordinator at Mercy Hospital for Women joined us recently to discuss her futuristic goals and how to get strategic direction for HITH services in Australia. Ingrid will be presenting at the upcoming Hospital in the Home Conference 2014, which will take place on 26th and 27th May 2014…

21 May 2014, by Informa Insights

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Improving medication management on discharge: Introducing the City Country Medslink project

Improving medication management across the continuum remains one of the greatest challenges in modern health care.  The period 7 to 10 days following hospital discharge is a vulnerable time, with approximately 50% of adults discharged experiencing a medical error, most often an adverse drug event. People in rural and remote Australia present later and sicker…

15 May 2014, by Informa Insights

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What you said: The most important issues in Healthcare Technology Assessment

Recently, we have asked our readers to participate in an opinion poll  on the most important issues in Healthcare Technology Assessment (HTA). We are now pleased to share the results with you. 57% of all poll participants thought that engaging with consumers and incorporating patient perspectives in the assessment process is at the top of…

22 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

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Understanding the disparate and diverse needs for people living with ABI

According to estimates by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 1 in 45 Australian have an acquired brain injury (ABI).  We had the chance to speak to Nick Rushworth, Brain Injury Australia’s Executive Officer about the biggest challenges for patients, family and carers, some common misconceptions about people with ABI, the current support framework…

11 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

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Out of the box thinking in pressure injury prevention

More than 60 000 patients in Australia’s hospitals and care facilities suffer from one or more pressure injuries, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, at any given time. It costs well over $60 000 to treat a pressure injury and litigation costs can run into six figure sums. Kate Sharp*, CEO at The Wound…

26 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Driving effective integration and interoperability of IT systems in healthcare

The past few years has seen a move away from paper based systems in healthcare to an increased investment in health IT systems, digital medical devices and administrative systems. However, effective integration and interoperability of systems is lacking. The inaugural eHealth Interoperability Conference builds on our well established ehealth conference series and will discuss the…

22 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

PRESS RELEASE: Three health reform priorities for the next government

The next government should use its first term to create an alternative to the Council on Australian Governments, create a single organisation to render hospital pricing and hospital safety more transparent to consumers, and deregulate private health insurance. Dr Paul Gross, a former Commissioner of the National Hospitals and Health Services Commission, will tell the…

19 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

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Improving care: Treating obese patients with compassion and dignity

The Council of Australian Government (COAG) has found in its recent healthcare report that the number of Australians who are obese has reached "staggering" numbers. These findings are considered to have a direct impact on our healthcare system that will have to adapt to patients with different needs. We had the chance to speak to…

8 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

LinkedIn debate: Hospital discharge should start at admission

“The main challenges in discharge planning are likely to continue because of the increasingly ageing population and the stretched health dollar”, said Glenda Kerridge, Social Work Manager at the Australian Association of Social Workers in a recent interview with IIR Healthcare. We have asked members of our Healthcare Professionals group on LinkedIn what they consider…

2 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights