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Pandemic woes for wellbeing practitioners

While some health providers have been able to transition to telehealth with minimal disruption, Avaana CEO Rohan Pardasani says that many high-contact practitioners have been left with few options.

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The rising phoenix of digital health

Bettina McMahon accepted the role of interim CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) in February, with no idea that that she would be leading the organisation through the biggest disruption to digital health in Australian history.

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Fear and loathing in the emerging tele-verse

Telehealth, though nominally a temporary fix of the pandemic, is revealing deep rifts in the general practice community over where the profession goes from here and how.

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Pain relief: start-up swaps meds for tech

Kathy Hubble, the founder of Amelio Health, says that 1 in 5 Australians experience chronic pain – and digital solutions can help.

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Greed might be good for Healius GPs

Why don’t great whites ever bite private equity managers? Professional courtesy.

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When BP goes cloud, everything changes…a chat with Dr Frank Pyefinch

Whilst COVID-19 has seen other software providers and even the government rapidly turning to the cloud, Best Practice are taking a more considered approach as they develop their app and cloud-based service.

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Game of Health Distribution Thrones: Season 2

It turns out that there’s nothing quite like a pandemic to turn a slow moving politically sclerotised digital health sector upside down.

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The bioelectronics industry’s untapped potential

‘Electiceuticals’ are electronic devices that are designed to deliver a similar therapeutic effect as pharmaceuticals.

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NPS MedicineWise ramps up virtual visits

Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, NPS MedicineWise had the option for GPs to meet with educators online instead of face-to-face, but, over the past few months, the number of virtual visits has increased by around 1000.  

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Five ‘digital future proofing’ ADHA innovation winners

Allergy Pal from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute), CareMonitor, Oculo, FRED IT’s WhatsApp electronic prescribing solution and Disease Tracker by PenCS, are all inaugural winners of  The Australian Digital Health Agency’s Innovation Challenge

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