Tag: health

Healthcare

What does a person with dementia look like?

Dementia is a pervasive collection of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, personality change, multi-sensory challenges, and apathy, caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain. These symptoms can make it very challenging for people living with dementia to carry out everyday tasks. But as renowned dementia advocate John Quinn describes, it is often the…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Examining Communication Processes, Medication and Patient Safety

At this year's National Dementia Conference, one crucial theme is emerging - the importance of person-centred approaches to care. This week we speak to accredited pharmacist Professor Elizabeth Manias from Deakin University about the importance of  medication safety and effective communication processes in the care of older people living with dementia.  What is your current…

13 Feb 2018, by Frankie Brewer

Healthcare

Technology

Opting In to Innovate Health

Welcome to our Insights pages for INNOVATE HEALTH! As we launch this exciting event, we’re keen to offer this as a platform for featuring speaker profiles, discussing new research and industry reports, showcasing the latest and greatest innovations and giving voice to key questions and concerns among the industry. This is certainly a big year…

9 Feb 2018, by Frankie Brewer

Healthcare

Patient Centred Care | Meagan Hartley, Robina Hospital

Speaker Interview with Meagan Hartley, Senior Occupational Therapist, Dementia Care , Acure Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, Queensland Health GCHHS  Patient centred care is so crucial when discussing the care of people living with dementia. In our latest installment of the National Dementia Conference speaker interview series, we talk to Meagan Hartley from Robina…

9 Feb 2018, by Frankie Brewer

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 Australia

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 Australia

Healthcare

Supporting carers of frail-elderly people and people living with dementia

We are delighted to announce Centacare as the Lanyard Sponsor for the 7th Annual National Dementia Conference, taking place on 21-22 March 2016 at the Novotel in Brisbane. Centacare have been providing support services to people in South East Queensland for over fifty years, including aged care, psychiatric care, disability support, community programs and much more. We…

8 Mar 2016, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Finding Peace: How the Peace Education Program can Help Inmates Rediscover their Inner Resources

The Peace Education Programme is an innovative educational program that has been delivered in over 120 correctional facilities around the world. The aim of the program is to help participants discover their own inner resources and the possibility of personal peace. As a preview to some of the issues being covered at the 6th Annual…

11 Aug 2015, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Electronic medication management increases patient safety

A recent survey conducted by InterSystems at the Electronic Medication Management Conference found that 100% of the 30 participated Australian hospitals expected electronic medication management (EMM) to lead to increased patient safety.  However, 60% cited complexity or cost of interoperability as a significant barrier to deployment. 26 public hospitals and 4 private hospitals participated in the survey, highlights…

6 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Business

Healthcare

Queensland doctors seek swift resolution to contract standoff

With the Queensland doctor contract dispute no closer to resolution, junior practitioners across the state have called on industry bodies to find a prompt solution. Junior doctor representatives attended a recent AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) forum in Melbourne, in which they backed senior doctors and urged the need for a fairer assessment of…

20 Mar 2014, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

10 design principles to create a better environment for people with dementia

Professor Richard Fleming is the Director of the NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre. A key element of his work is translating knowledge around dementia-friendly environmental design into practice. IIR Healthcare had the chance to speak to him about how the built environment affects people with dementia. We will publish his responses to a number of…

19 Nov 2013, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

How to manage delirium and dementia in hip fracture patients

Managing delirium and dementia in hip fracture patients is a common challenge. In the lead-up to the 2nd annual Hip Fracture Management conference, we had the chance to ask some of our speakers about their organisations top strategies for recognising and managing delirious or  confused patients. Our interventions are: Evaluation by the orthogeriatrics program Identification…

4 Nov 2013, by Informa Australia