Allied Health & Aging

Shaping the future with integrated health care services and smart technologies

25 October, 2012 by John Connole

Healthcare delivery has changed dramatically over the past 15 years in Australia and will continue to evolve to meet increased demands and client expectations. The INS Group, a leading healthcare organisation in Australia, has been actively involved in changes to in home healthcare delivery for over 25 years through the development of e-health technologies and integrated healthcare services.

Total Software Applications

22 October, 2012 by John Connole

Total Software Applications delivers a “One Stop” solution, called healthVue for hospitals; providing access to critical information from disparate systems and global content through a user-friendly touchscreen.

Help combat antibiotic resistance with better patient communication

21 October, 2012 by John Connole

The latest NPS News highlights the vital role that prescribers play in limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance, and reviews the latest evidence about antibiotic resistance in the individual.

Telehealth specialist consultations a win for regional patients

17 October, 2012 by John Connole

Participating GPs and specialists can now offer video telehealth consultations as part of the Federal Government’s $620 million “Connecting Health Services with the Future” program, cutting down onerous travel time for regional patients. Jarrod Fitch reports.

Time is still muscle

15 October, 2012 by John Connole

Time remains critical in the system of care for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction [heart attack], write Lorelle Martin, Carolyn Naismith, Associate Professor Omar Farouque and Simon Judkins.

French hospital mandates copper surfaces

09 October, 2012 by John Connole

Europe is getting behind the use of antimicrobial copper to help fight hospital infections.

Landmark time for e-health in Australia

08 October, 2012 by John Connole

A national e-health system is well on its way and seamless alignment is now within our reach, writes Dr Chris Mitchell.

The Australian Hospital & Healthcare Bulletin Summer 2011/12 - Industry Q&A 2

06 October, 2012 by John Connole

Rod Young, CEO of Aged Care Association Australia, spoke to Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin about the changing aged care landscape.

IV management - Advancing catheter securement

05 October, 2012 by John Connole

Intravascular catheters are the most frequently used medical devices1 in hospitals and enable fast infusion of often lifesaving medications and fluids, delivered directly into the blood stream.


04 October, 2012 by John Connole


Personal hand sanitisers

02 October, 2012 by John Connole

We use our hands to do things all the time. Our hands are great carriers of germs. Infection control experts have identified the hands as being the number one method whereby germs are transferred from one person to another. They regularly reinforce the good hand hygiene message in the prevention of disease outbreaks to healthcare workers and to the general public.

Forbo flooring systems for health and aged care

30 September, 2012 by John Connole

Forbo - comprehensive flooring solutions provider

The always on copper defence

28 September, 2012 by John Connole

New scientific studies continue to prove that antimicrobial copper surfaces provide a constant barrier to germs.

3M announces changes and a new chapter for Australia’s original patient warming brands

26 September, 2012 by John Connole

3M champions patient warming in Australia Following the acquisition of Arizant Healthcare in October 2010, 3M has been working to integrate the Bair Hugger patient warming and Ranger fluid warming brands into the Infection Prevention Division of 3M healthcare globally. In Australia, as of 1 January, 2012 3M Healthcare will be stepping-up its involvement in these brands and supporting their operational functions including research and development capabilities.

Reconciling patients and health professionals' perspectives for quality and safety in healthcare

25 September, 2012 by John Connole

All health professionals have important roles to play in actively affording patient safety through infection prevention and control, write Dr Ramon Z Shaban, Mary-Rose Godsell and Professor Jenny Gamble.

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