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A digitised environment enabling better patient care

10 August, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

For medical and healthcare practices, one of the biggest and most important challenges is record keeping - not only of patient data but also of other documents deemed important to running the day-to-day business. It is naturally crucial that all medical records be readily available to share among GPs, specialist doctors, medical assistants, nurses and more. Given the ever-increasing computerisation of the industry, that means that all documents need to be available in digital form. However, even in practices where many internal systems have moved over to digital, in any given day it is common to produce a great number of physical documents as well. This is where technology from Brother is instrumental, especially in the conversion of physical records into the digital medium. The operations of most healthcare facilities produces many physical documents including referrals, clinical notes, test results, patient correspondence and the like so it is important that a digital counterpart exist to allow records to be stored and, where required, shared.

Overcoming the great data divide

10 August, 2016 by ahhb

In Safe Hands

09 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Hand injuries are the most common in the workplace; so why isn't more done to prevent them?

Does flu make you feel sad?

07 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Why does flu make us feel like we are failing at life? Viral infections have long been known to make the best of us feel moody, depressed and generally hopeless. A study in mice, published in Immunity, now reveals how the antiviral immune response alters brain activity. Upon infection, brain cells lining blood vessels produce a protein called CXCL10. This impairs neuronal firing in the hippocampus -- a brain region important in learning, memory, and mood.

Meet the only human designed to survive on our roads

05 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Cars have evolved a lot faster than we have. Our bodies are not equipped to manage the forces in most crash scenarios. This has prompted a new Victorian initiative to reduce road deaths and injuries.

Nurses, strengthen your bones from home

01 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Nurses can now address their increased risk of osteoporotic fracture from the comfort of their own home, through a new online program.

Osteo drug shows promise for faulty BRCA1 gene

01 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The drug denosumab may have potential to prevent breast cancer from developing according to researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall.

You're a nurse. Be a great one

30 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

“Great nurses are born, not made. They have an innate gift of unconditional compassion and a relentless determination to alleviate suffering.”

Top 5 regrets of the dying

28 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

Nurse tips to control ward smells

27 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

As a nurse you are assaulted with wave after wave of various noxious smells from wounds and all manner of bodily excretions.

Pokemon Go or No in hospital?

27 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

While one children’s hospital is using Pokemon Go to encourage patients to get up and go, another is posting warnings saying people may not enter into the ED simply to hunt down Pokémon.

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