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NSQHS Standards: second edition now available

29 November, 2017 by Margaret Banks*

Incorporating feedback on the first edition, the second editon promotes better, safer health care.

Medtech agreement with government an opportunity for reform

24 November, 2017 by Ian Burgess, CEO, Medical Technology Association of Australia

A new agreement should ensure patients save money in insurance costs.

Two hearts, one soul: merging two hospitals into one

21 November, 2017 by Laini Bennett

What happens when you merge two hospitals into one, bringing two passionate teams, two cultures and two different ways of working together?

Updated EMM guide: supports safer medication use in hospitals

16 November, 2017

As many as one in nine doses of medicine administered in hospitals are associated with a clinical error.

Business success with employee training at Glenelg Community Hospital

31 October, 2017 by Andrew Thomson*

On-site training has had a positive impact on this South Australian hospital.

Hysterectomies overly used in Australia

30 October, 2017

A new standard provides clinicians with options for treating women with heavy periods.

Making a statement on mental health

16 October, 2017 by Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

New guide to recognising and responding to deterioration in a person's mental state.

Health clinic fined $127,500 for unlawful advertising

07 October, 2017

The clinic made unsubstantiated claims in its advertising, leading to prosecution.

Australian to lead World Federation of Neurology

28 September, 2017

A passionate and dedicated MS researcher will step into the role.

Violence against medical staff escalating

14 September, 2017

Violence against nurses and midwives is on the rise, according to research carried out by CQUniversity.

First draft national guideline for autism diagnosis released

12 September, 2017

Aimed at creating greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country, the community is invited to provide feedback.

The Royal Brisbane and Women's chooses wisely to improve patient care

15 August, 2017

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) is one of a number of leading Australian hospitals working to reduce duplicate or unnecessary healthcare practices as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

Job ads for healthcare and medical industry rising

24 July, 2017

The nursing sector in particular is seeing increased numbers of ads year on year.

Fax-free health care a step closer

19 July, 2017

New technology will enable health data to flow securely from one healthcare provider to another.

What the 2017–18 federal Budget means for aged care

14 July, 2017 by Sean Rooney, CEO, LASA

The 2017–18 federal Budget comes as a relief after previous federal Budgets have seen cuts to aged care funding and associated programs.

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