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Interviews

Praxhub – just what the Doctor ordered

2 OCTOBER, 2018 Australian entrepreneurs Medical platform Networking, education, interests This is a transcript from the recent podcast with Steve Snow, co founder of Praxhub. Delia: Steve, you're co-founder of Praxhub, a platform for doctors to share educational...

Eight things you didn’t know about dentistry

18 AUGUST, 2018 Dentistry as a craft Private insurance reducing fees and services Concierge dentistry What are the eight things you never knew about dentistry? This interview with independent clinic owner Warran Antoff reveals all. Delia: Hi, I'd like to introduce...

Keeping workers safe with internet of things

1 MAY, 2018 Internet of Things Wearable devices Stress monitoring Delia: I'd like to introduce Craig D'Souze, co-founder of Ion Safety Systems. Craig, welcome to Wikihospitals. Craig D'Souza: Hi Delia, how are you? Good to be here. Delia: I'm very well. And pleased to...

Staying in touch with Cliniq Apps

25 JUNE, 2018 Key word searches and tags Demographics and appointment needs Modern communication for healthcare Delia: Good afternoon and welcome to Wikihospitals. I'd like to introduce you to Hassan Mounzer, the Director of Marketing and Growth at Cliniq Apps. Hassan...

Staying engaged with Physitrack

30 MAY, 2018 Video exercise programs Tele health communications Smart device tracking Delia: I would like to introduce Marijn Kortekaas, the general manager for Physitrack. It's a platform that promotes four key areas, which is fitness, exercises, fitness tracking,...

Making Lyfe easier for Doctors

28 MARCH, 2016 One step payment systems Automated appointment reminders No more 'no shows' from customers Delia: Dallas Mayne, welcome to Wikihospitals. Dallas: Oh, thank you. Delia: To introduce you, Dallas, you're the CEO and co-founder of Lyfe Group. You run an...

Who cares for the Carers?

1 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Caring for the Carers Sharing wisdom Supporting families Delia: I’d like to introduce Martina Clark, the founder of Carers Couch. Martina, welcome. Martina: Hi, Delia. How are you? Delia: I’m very well. Can you tell me a little bit about your work...

Meet MUVi the hospital cleaning robot

26 JULY, 2017 Ultra violet light Automatic robot Killing common hospital bacteria Delia: Good afternoon. I'm interviewing Murray MacDonald from Duplex Healthcare. Murray, welcome to Wikihospitals. Murray: Thank you very much, Delia. Delia: Murray is involved in the...

Syd’s story

Syd is an Australian woman who thought that having private health insurance would give her more accurate healthcare, by Australian private doctors, with no waiting periods. She was wrong on all counts. Syd is an active woman in her fitties who active and...

Donald McPhail interview

13 NOVEMBER, 2017 A technology bridge Solving every day problems Booking and payment platforms Wikihospitals - Donald McPhail, thank you for joining us. We're here today to talk about several health start-ups, including Becon Health and...

Interview with David Lester

10 AUGUST, 2017 Inaccurate diagnostic tools Lack of epilepsy specialists Portable, accurate diagnosis and monitoring technology Wikihospitals - Today I'm introducing David Lester from NIESM, an Australian entrepreneur. David, welcome to Wikihospitals.  David, perhaps...

Interview with Kunal Kalro

12 NOVEMBER, 2017 Genetic testing Big data Variations across different races Wikihospitals: I'd like to introduce Kunal Kalro, co-founder of Eugene and serial founder of many other start-ups, and also repeated Entrepreneur in Residence. Kunal, welcome to...

Paul Rylance from JKM Care Solutions

21 JULY, 2017 Emergency Departments Bed management Health startups I'd like to introduce Paul Rylands from JKM care solutions.  Paul, you've developed a wonderful tool to help doctors give their patients the care that they need to help hospitals manage their workload...

Guest posts

Real-world data is the new currency in healthcare

19 APRIL, 2018 Future proofing physiotherapy Aggregate data Digital health In the context of physiotherapy today, we are directly competing in market share against professions such as osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, acupuncturists and myotherapists....

Startup events

New models of care

22 FEBRUARY, 2018 New models of care Medication compliance Rising cost of pharmaceutical research The Melbourne gathering of HealthXL  The event was held at the Murcock Children's Research Institute, set in the Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road Melbourne....

“Let’s just prevent readmissions…”

20 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Medication non compliance Preventable readmissions Charbots and Avatars Peak15 is a Melbourne-based digital health reform group. They run monthly events on meetup, bringing together tech entrepreneurs, health professionals, community groups and...

The final pitches

11 AUGUST, 2017 Neuro rehab using Virtual Reality From Germany to Australia with Intensive Care Giving Carers a Voice The final participants of the Melbourne Health Accelerator Program winter program, are those who's end customer is ultimately the patient or their...

Duplex and Adyuvo

19 JULY, 2017 Ultra Violet light Robots Home monitoring Patient driven care The winter Melbourne Health Accelerator program is over half way through it's Winter curriculum. The pitches are much more focused and clear about who the customer is, and what the product can...

‘Take this app’

27 JUNE, 2017 Digital diagnosis Clinical validation Commercialisation As part of Melbourne Health Research week, the event 'Take this app and call me in the morning: The future of digital health technology prescribing' was held in the function centre of the Royal...

Aged care reinvented

At a recent Peak15 meetup, aged care providers showed more interest in quality of life for their elderly clients than trendy technology. They also passion for their work and a commitment for ongoing reform.

Intensive Care looks into the future

23 FEBRUARY 2017 Intensive Care Research New models of care Last night Peak 15 held their first meetup for 2017 at the Alfred Medical Education and Research Precinct. The topic was The Bits ‘n’ Bytes of IntensiveCare: Data That Matters! The first speaker was David...

HealthXL Melbourne conference 2016

A great workshop was held today at Lab 14, 700 Swanston Street Carlton. There were 11 health startups presenting their pitch, 60 odd people listening, providing advice and support. Health Delivered is a cloud-based platform that consultations with dieticians,...

Aged Care

Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse is more common that most people realise. Aged care training courses are paid to accept AND pass students, no matter how unsuitable they are. The health bureaucracy blocks complaints and hides information on reported errors. The victims are elderly and frail patients.

Hospital errors

High risk, poor outcome surgery

1 MAY, 2014 Lack of honesty about end of life Profits put before patients outcomes Intensive Care death A conflict of interest between large profits from performing acute surgery and patients with end of life conditions, can lead to terrible outcomes. An elderly man...

The cost of healthcare

Indigenous, rural, remote

Health industry issues

Sex appeal, startups and scammers

28 JULY, 2018 If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is Who is the young Stanford grad with long blond hair, a tight body in clinging black dresses, red bow lips, hypnotic blue eyes and a perfect pedigree? Elizabeth Holmes. Founder of Theranos, a blood testing...

Scientific fraud?

9th APRIL, 2018 Alternative Therapies Unsubstantiated claims A billion dollar industry Complementary Alternative Therapies (CAM) were once laughed at by Western medical groups as scientific fraud. Today they are accepted by many members of the health industry,...

Hidden data, poor outcomes

8 NOVEMBER, 2017 Inaccessible data Lack of policy Lack of accountability The health system is awash with fragmented data, that is not shared with patients, doctors and hospital managers. That is the opinion of the Gratten Institutes latest report Strengthening safety...

Small fish caught up in big nets

28   FEBRUARY, 2018 Data breaches Huge fines Small business caught up in big nets The Australian government has cast a wide net to try and catch companies covering up data security breaches. Notifiable Data Breaches Bill came into act on February 22. Any organisation...

Spinning our wheels

28 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Poor Return On Investment Excessive hype A broken funding system 'Digital health tech is dead' announced Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures in a post on the 6th September 2017. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in health care venture...

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