Insights


Patient management on the cloud

The cloud and mobile make your next look at upgrading your patient management system a potentially game-changing decision

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To Be a Machine

Spend enough time in the tech infosphere and you’ll find that there’s no shortage of confidence in the ability of technology to make us better as humans.

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MHR senate enquiry by numbers

Last week’s MHR senate inquiry spent a lot of time trying to understand what some of the numbers meant. There were so many numbers in such confusing context you got the feeling the ADHA apparatchiks weren’t even sure what some of them meant.

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Five things I like about MHR

The MHR isn’t everyone’s favourite government project at the moment, but there are some reasons to be cheerful.

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Digital healthcare’s Game of Thrones

Doctors, particularly GPs,  are at the epicentre of our evolving digital health landscape. But will they be gatekeepers or pawns in an evolving Game of Thrones around control of information and data distribution in the sector?

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I couldn’t afford an EMR so I bought a robot

Something is going wrong when a manager running a major Australian hospital information systems looks at buying a hospital-wide electronic medical records (EMR) system then decides instead to buy a surgical robot for one of their busy theatres.

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Brexting: smartphone addiction & babies

In a now-famous experiment in the 1970s, mothers were asked to sit across from their seated infants, but instead of saying “hello”, smiling or cooing, the mothers were told to remain expressionless and unresponsive.

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PMS cloud dilemma for GPs

A couple of months ago the announcement that patient cloud management system start-up MediRecords had won the contract to replace the PMS of visiting doctors in Queensland Health who also practise privately, seemed to pass with little fanfare.

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MHR: It’s a matter of trust

“All humans have three lives: public, private and secret.” – Gabriel Garcia Marques

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Why a country GP is opting out of MHR

The issue of the MyHealthRecord has been troubling me. I lack the eloquence to express my concerns sometimes, so please bear with me.

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