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Not your standard CEO

01 May, 2019 by Laini Bennett

Running the Purple House dialysis centres in remote Central Australia is not easy, but Sarah Brown is not your standard CEO. She shares her leadership journey.


Health care just a phone call away

29 April, 2019 by Emilie Mortensen*

Health contact centres provide advice to the Australian public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A new Australian standard helps ensure consistency and safety.


Bupa Aged Care in court for misleading conduct

17 April, 2019

Bupa is alleged to have charged fees for extra services that it did not provide, or only partially provided, in 21 aged-care homes across Australia.


Life is too short to not love what you do

16 April, 2019 by Laini Bennett

It was the people who believed in HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper who gave her the confidence to believe in herself.


Gayed report: implications for hospitals

09 April, 2019 by Dr David Carter*

For years, gynecologist and obstetrician Dr Emil Gayed, and the health system, failed his patients. We review the case and its implications for hospitals.


2019 Federal Budget — what’s in it for us?

03 April, 2019

We summarise the key budgetary measures being offered to the health- and aged-care sectors.


'Fake' pharmacist convicted, to pay $39.5K

02 April, 2019

A man who presented himself as a registered pharmacist has been convicted and fined $24,000, and is required to pay $15,000 in legal costs.


New guidelines for surveillance colonoscopy

29 March, 2019

Cancer Council Australia's new guidelines includes new recommendations to tackle Australia's second-biggest cancer killer.


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.


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