Tag: public hospital


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 Insights


Program launch: Effectively manage hospital emergency departments

More than 6.7 million emergency department cases were reported by public hospital emergency departments in 2012-2013, corresponding to over 18,000 cases per day* or 1 in 4 Australians. Current trends only expect this number to increase, posing the serious question: How are we going to effectively manage our emergency departments in order to meet demand?…

7 May 2014, by Informa Insights


Queensland doctor contract crisis nearing an end

The drawn-out contract dispute that had threatened the future of healthcare in Queensland could be coming to a close, after the state's senior doctors and key stakeholders appeared to reach an initial agreement. One of the main factors behind the impasse - which had lasted for around eight months - was that Queensland's senior doctors…

24 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights