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Prestigious ACHS Medal 2017 nominations now open

22 June, 2017 by

Nominations for one of the most prestigious awards in the Australian health sector — the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards 2017 ACHS Medal — are now open.

St Vincent's is looking to a sustainable future with major solar power rollout

19 June, 2017 by

With the increasingly clear link between environmental degradation, climate change and related health impacts, St Vincent's Health is rising to the challenge by installing what is claimed to be the largest commercial solar installation of its kind in Australia.

Bio-Bridge takes Australian health innovators to Texas

07 June, 2017 by

The Texas Medical Center runs the TMCx accelerator program, which provides start-up companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of healthcare entrepreneurs and the guidance of over 120 industry advisers.

New ACHS president and office bearers announced

01 June, 2017 by

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) has elected Professor Len Notaras AM as its new president.

Phone call cuts hospital readmission rates

19 April, 2017 by

Providing support during the critical transition period after hospital discharge can reduce the risk of avoidable readmission.

Thinking like a chief information officer

04 April, 2017 by David Camilleri*

These days, the chief information officer — or CIO — isn't just the person who keeps the computers running.

Fairer hospital parking fees thanks to 14yo's petition

21 March, 2017 by

An online petition by Sydney teenager Gidon Goodman has led to the NSW Governement's decision to cut the cost of parking at public hospitals for patients and visitors most in need.

Doctors' desperate plea for an end to bombing of hospitals in Ghouta, Syria

05 March, 2017 by

Medical staff and doctors working in beseiged East Ghouta send out a desperate plea for an end to hospital attacks.

Choose wisely and submit an abstract for National Meeting in May

23 February, 2017 by

Healthcare leaders, medical students and junior doctors are invited to submit abstracts for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2017.

AMA develops online fatigue-assessment tool

21 February, 2017 by

Fatigue and its implications are a profession-wide concern that can put at risk the health and safety of both patients and doctors.

Government announces improvements to Australian GP training

31 January, 2017 by

The Coalition Government has announced another component of its health workforce reform agenda, handing the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program selection to the two General Practice Colleges.

Why don't we know how many people die in our hospitals?

27 January, 2017 by Philip Clarke, University of Melbourne and Peter Sivey, RMIT University

About this time last year, Australia’s National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) decided not to release data on death rates across Australia's hospitals. This is the type of scandal we should be concerned about, rather than spending too much time on the travel expenses of our pollies.

Elective surgery waiting times stable nationally

11 January, 2017 by

A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows how elective surgery waiting times have been performing in recent years.

$483 million in grants to support Australian health and medical research projects

30 December, 2016 by

$483 will be shared by more than 1900 Australian researchers across four National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes.

Medical research funding — is it time for a paradigm shift?

07 December, 2016 by Andrew Whitehouse, Winthrop Professor, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

Few would quibble with the idea that medical research is among the best investments our community can make. From whatever dominant viewpoint through which you consider the world ... medical research has the ability to not only meet objectives, but produce untold human dividends for decades to come.

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