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USM-500 medical-grade edge server

04 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The USM-500 medical-grade edge server is designed to provide a cost-effective server solution for a wide range of medical applications.


Tracking products to patients to improve patient safety

01 March, 2019 by Catherine Koetz*

We can trace an apple back to its grower, but not medical products back to patients. Traceability needs to be a focus of our healthcare system.


New dysphagia standards commence 1 May

01 March, 2019 by Dr Julie Cichero*

Soon new international standards will replace the existing Australian ones. We outline the key changes and how they can help save lives.


Assisted Dying Act faces implementation challenges

27 February, 2019

The new Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act is designed to make it easier for the seriously ill to end their lives; but implementing it may be challenging.


New Aged Care Standards: now is the time to prepare

05 February, 2019 by Sharyn McIlwain*, Troy Speirs**

On 1 July 2019 the new Aged Care Quality Standards will come into effect. Here's how to prepare.


Third Atlas to drive healthcare improvements

19 December, 2018 by Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan*

The third Atlas examines neonatal and paediatric health, thyroid and gastrointestinal investigations and treatments and cardiac tests.


Easing your patients' financial stress

17 December, 2018 by April Wilson

Patients experiencing financial toxicity on top of their health issues find it harder to recover. There are simple ways to ease the burden.


Clinical waste watch

11 December, 2018 by Ros Morgan*

Vigilant nurses, midwives and carers want to do more to reduce waste in healthcare. Here are a few tips.


Atlas investigation reveals caesarean concerns

11 December, 2018

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation has identified a number of concerning trends, including women having caesareans unnecessarily early.


A Day in the Life of Ros Morgan

10 December, 2018

Ros Morgan is the ANMF (Vic) Environmental Health Officer. She uses a creative approach to sustainability, with effective results.


New Aged Care Quality Standards go live

30 November, 2018

The new standards will be enforced by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission when it comes into being from 1 January 2019.


Taking the leap

29 November, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Dr Lesley Braun's willingness to 'get out and try' has led to unexpected career opportunities. She shares her story and lessons learned.


A 'healthy' approach to PVC sustainability

26 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Vinyl Council Australia

Healthcare organisations can improve their environmental footprint and save on disposal costs through recycling their PVC waste.


New standard tackles venous thromboembolism deaths

20 November, 2018 by Associate Professor Amanda Walker*

Some 30,000 people develop VTE in Australia annually. More than 5000 people die as result, over half of these within 90 days of hospitalisation.


Protecting the vulnerable from climate change

20 November, 2018 by Jennifer Wressell MACN*

Vulnerable communities, in particular, could be at risk due to climate change. But there are actions healthcare professionals can take to mitigate this.


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