Insights


Reasons to love our medical software and data industry

Just before Xmas , the medical software industry of Australia put a very large and potentially game-changing stake in the ground, which may have a very positive impact on doctors (and patients) around the country – eventually. Although not that well-funded – it’s still a relatively small group of local and global players – the […]

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Doctors influence vs doctor authority online

There’s a big difference between being a medical authority and a medical influencer. You can be both but the web and social media are blurring the lines with some likely fallout

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Police can acess medical data, MHR or not

An examination of the legislation underpinning Medicare Australia has revealed that the precedent for the police accessing MyHealthRecord without a warrant was set a long time ago. Medicare Australia is legally allowed to share linked PBS and MBS data with law enforcement without a court order, so long as the disclosure is “reasonably necessary” to […]

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5 Technologies Bringing Healthcare into the Future

If you think you’ve got a bad case of the travel bug, get this: Dr. John Halamka travels 400,000 miles a year. That’s equivalent to fully circling the globe 16 times.

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Health’s digital transformation carpet baggers

Healthcare is resisting digital transformation in a manner that people should think about much more carefully. Here’s why

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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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