MedInfo 2023: AI will transform health care — Australia should seize the moment

11 July, 2023 by Prof Farah Magrabi* and Dr Martin Seneviratne*

More than 2500 delegates are attending MedInfo 2023, the World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, a major biennial conference, in Sydney this week. Generative AI is a hot topic at the conference.

SA to trial digital intervention for those at risk of bowel cancer

05 July, 2023

South Australia is set to trial a digitalised colonoscopy database as a part of the 'Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention' (SCOPE) project.

Getinge Australia Torin OR management solution

02 July, 2023 | Supplied by: Getinge Australia Pty Ltd

Torin is a complete OR management solution that helps predict surgery times.

More highlights revealed in countdown to MedInfo 2023

30 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH)

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health is in the process of putting together the final touches for MedInfo 2023, with less than a week to go until the major digital health learning event begins on 8 July.

Shopping trolleys used to detect atrial fibrillation

30 June, 2023

Supermarket shoppers in the UK were recently given the opportunity to be tested for a common heart rhythm disorder by holding the handlebar of a modified trolley for at least 60 seconds.

'Robo-glove' can help stroke patients relearn lost skills, music

29 June, 2023

A prototype of a 'soft smart hand exoskeleton' or 'robo-glove' gives feedback to wearers who need to relearn tasks that require manual dexterity and coordination.

New digital health project to tackle chronic diseases

28 June, 2023

A $13.7 million project to unlock digital health data on debilitating diseases could reduce hospitalisations, tackle complications and cut health costs.

AI disease detection, digital twin among 10 new projects to be trialled in WA

21 June, 2023

Ten high-tech digital solutions have been selected from almost 100 global submissions in a worldwide search to help improve the delivery of health care in Western Australia's vast Pilbara region.

$130m to boost virtual health care and reduce ramping

16 June, 2023

Two virtual healthcare services will receive significant funding in the South Australian Budget — part of a $130.1 million injection into virtual health care designed to reduce pressure on EDs and ambulance services.

700+ experts to showcase latest in digital health

16 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH)

Coming up in Sydney from 8–12 July, MedInfo 2023 offers the opportunity to connect with experts in the field of digital health from around the world.

Aust AI tool warns of patient deterioration

09 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Beamtree

The Ainsoff Deterioration Index has reduced adverse events and the length of time patients have to stay in hospital, according to new research.

Care experience platform bags innovation award

07 June, 2023

Carium, a Care Experience Platform (CXP), has received the Patient Experience Innovation Award at the 7th annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards.

Improving patient experiences with digital access solutions

05 June, 2023 by Venkat Rao, Vice President and Country Head – ANZ, India & ASEAN, Pitney Bowes

Increasingly, healthcare organisations are investing in digital solutions to help transform their operations.

Indoor location services in health care — a missed opportunity?

05 June, 2023 by Pat Devlin, Director, South Pacific (ANZ) at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company | Supplied by: HPE Aruba Networking

Location services and GPS have made life a lot easier, from helping you find the bathroom in a sports stadium to navigating the great outdoors — it's hard to imagine life without them.

Liver failure could be resolved by liver dialysis device

02 June, 2023

A clinical trial of DIALIVE, a liver dialysis device, to treat patients with liver failure demonstrated "significant improvements", according to a new report.

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