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I’m not ‘old’, I’m you in 40 years

5 SEPTEMBER, 2018 Aged Technology Agism and exclusion Community programs A group of entrepreneurs, nurses and aged care reformists crammed into the first floor of RMIT’s Activator space in Victoria Street, Melbourne last Tuesday. The event was called Rethinking Aged...

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...

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...

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...

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....

From international genetic research, with love

18 APRIL, 2018 Big data Millions of variables Sick children At the Melbourne healthXL day, held at the Royal Children's Hospital on the 22nd February 2018, the second session was titled Precision Medicine and Genomics - how can we improve population health using...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Inadequate nursing levels in private clinics

1 MAY, 2014 Surgeons who own clinics they operate in Day surgeries with high turn over Children and anaesthetics Conflict of interest between business profits and clinical safety In an Australian private day clinic, patients were being pushed through theatre, late...

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...

“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...

Opioid overdoses (especially in white, rural areas)

17 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Chronic unemployment Poor education Dispair Addiction The 31st of August is International Overdose Awareness Day. This movement originated 16 years ago in Melbourne, Australia. Sally Finn and Peter Streker were working in drug rehabilitation and...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

The first pitch

Reforming hospitals from the inside out. Australia’s first health startup accelerator, situated inside the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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.

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,...

Big data

The health industries problems relate to poor use of technology. Pharmacy departments in some public hospitals still run on DOS.

Death with dignity

Modern day death is an intersection of powerful forces. Money obsessed hospitals. Religious lobby groups. Fearful politicians. And an ageing population.

Not enough beds cliches

It’s time to stop the cliche’s about ‘not enough hospital beds’. And start looking at the wrong care being given to the wrong patient at the wrong time.

Why health startups?

Health startups cost a fraction of traditional, bricks and mortar services. They offer more accurate data. And they are customer, or patient focused.

Care Track Study

Australians receive “appropriate” health care in only 57 % of medical consultations. Fragmented records, stressed staff and over servicing are linked.

Greek tragedy

Governments and private insurers are struggling with hospitals. These powerful institutions are driving up costs while resisting transparency and reform.

Obesity and surgery

Morbid obesity and surgery don’t mix. Patients should be made aware of the dangers of poor healing, and be encouraged to lose weight before major surgery.

Sexism in surgery

Is sexism in surgery linked to the broader issue of bullying in hospitals? And how to we support junior staff to feel safe and well supported in hospitals?

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