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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.

Climate change — the risks and opportunities for healthcare

03 July, 2017 by David McEwen

David McEwen, author of the new book Navigating the Adaptive Economy, shares his views on the challenges climate changes poses to healthcare and outlines the key opportunities that exist to reduce the impact.

Prestigious ACHS Medal 2017 nominations now open

22 June, 2017

Nominations for one of the most prestigious awards in the Australian health sector — the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards 2017 ACHS Medal — are now open.

St Vincent's is looking to a sustainable future with major solar power rollout

19 June, 2017

With the increasingly clear link between environmental degradation, climate change and related health impacts, St Vincent's Health is rising to the challenge by installing what is claimed to be the largest commercial solar installation of its kind in Australia.

Bio-Bridge takes Australian health innovators to Texas

07 June, 2017

The Texas Medical Center runs the TMCx accelerator program, which provides start-up companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of healthcare entrepreneurs and the guidance of over 120 industry advisers.

New ACHS president and office bearers announced

01 June, 2017

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) has elected Professor Len Notaras AM as its new president.

Phone call cuts hospital readmission rates

19 April, 2017

Providing support during the critical transition period after hospital discharge can reduce the risk of avoidable readmission.

Thinking like a chief information officer

04 April, 2017 by David Camilleri*

These days, the chief information officer — or CIO — isn't just the person who keeps the computers running.

Fairer hospital parking fees thanks to 14yo's petition

21 March, 2017

An online petition by Sydney teenager Gidon Goodman has led to the NSW Governement's decision to cut the cost of parking at public hospitals for patients and visitors most in need.

Doctors' desperate plea for an end to bombing of hospitals in Ghouta, Syria

05 March, 2017

Medical staff and doctors working in beseiged East Ghouta send out a desperate plea for an end to hospital attacks.

Choose wisely and submit an abstract for National Meeting in May

23 February, 2017

Healthcare leaders, medical students and junior doctors are invited to submit abstracts for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2017.

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