Allied Health & Aging

SA physician selected for global health leadership program

15 March, 2024

Dr Chloe Furst, a dual-trained geriatrician and palliative care physician from the Central Adelaide LHN, has been selected from over 250 applicants.

AHHA calls for value-based healthcare reform in Australia

13 March, 2024

The Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association has released a Perspectives Brief, calling for the operationalisation of value-based health care across Australia.

Project to support young people experiencing loneliness

11 March, 2024

The project will invite young people to share their personal experiences of loneliness during life transitions and then create an online community space for the public to access.

New clinical research entity formed in a three-company merger

01 March, 2024

New Zealand's P3 Research and Australia's AusTrials and Holdsworth House have announced a merger to form Momentum Clinical Research.

Virtual care cuts hospital readmission risks in HITH care models

29 February, 2024

A study by Telstra Health and Mackay Hospital has found that virtual care can help improve the quality and sustainability of home-based acute care models.

NHS's 40 new hospitals target: plans and progress

28 February, 2024

Josie Rudman, Transformation Director and Chief Nurse of the New Hospital Programme at NHS England, is presenting at the 13th Annual Australian Healthcare Week conference.

Can training help care teams shape patient mindset, improve outcomes?

27 February, 2024

A new pilot study explores the effectiveness of patient mindset training on provider learning, behaviour and care outcomes.

Medibank's Amplar signs US deal for prevention programs

20 February, 2024

Amplar Health, part of Medibank group, has partnered with health tech provider Amwell to support the delivery of its prevention programs to support more Australians at risk of chronic disease.

New $145m 'quiet hospital' opens in Vic

08 February, 2024

A new $145 million Northern Private Hospital has opened in Epping, Victoria, featuring the latest digital devices for patient safety and quality.

New guidelines for concussion and brain health released

02 February, 2024

The Australian Institute of Sport, in close collaboration with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and other major partners, has released new guidelines for concussion management.

Shifting the dial on obesity

02 February, 2024 by Joanna Munro, Director Prevention Systems, Health and Wellbeing Queensland

In 2018, 8.4% of the total burden of disease in Australia was due to overweight and obesity, making it the second leading risk factor contributing to disease burden after tobacco use.

Should disease management mirror dentistry?

01 February, 2024 by Amy Sarcevic

After smoking and obesity, poor diet is the largest contributor to Australia's disease burden, yet it is uncommon for patients to be offered personalised, nutrition-related interventions when seeking health care.

Almost 9 in 10 vape stores located around schools: study

31 January, 2024

Vape stores are densely located around schools and in disadvantaged areas, according to new research.

How the latest resistance patterns are shaping IPC

30 January, 2024

Professor Peter Collignon AM and Conjoint Associate Professor Carolyn Hullick from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care detail why we need to pay attention to the latest trends in antimicrobial use and resistance.

Study highlights challenges in vape prevention messaging

29 January, 2024

Cohesive and collaborative action is needed to inform young people about the devastating harms of vaping, suggests a new study.

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