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The big fourrr…

Chronic diseases are rising and most are linked to lifestyles. We don’t just need health technology, we need to change the way we manage our health.

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Listen to the workers

There is a relationship between populist uprisings like Brexit and new developments in healthcare like concierge medicine, or pay cash for health services.

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Secrets and healthcare

If patients knew which hospitals have dangerously high error rates, they would only choose the safe ones and the bad hospitals would be forced to close.

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The Healthcare Nanny State

At present one third of western health budgets are believed to be wasted on overservicing, fraud and unnecessary test. The current system is unsustainable.

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Electronic Hell Records

Electronic medical records promised to promote health technology and effeciency. Instead they have become a major headach for Doctors. What went wrong?

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The Red Light District of medicine

It’s easy enough for adults to lose their money and health, in the seductive but sometimes dangerous world of small private hospitals. Confused teenagers have virtually no chance.

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Sex appeal, startups and scammers

It was the cover up of the decade. The blond, upper class female founder was clueless. Her company was falling apart. And the technology she was selling was fake. Why did it take so long for investors to see through the lies?

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Staying in touch with Cliniq Apps

Social media style tools are finally coming to the health industry space. Now clinic software can become a searchable database with segmented lists, keyword searches and auto responses.

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Staying engaged with Physitrack

Physiotherapy assessments and exercise plans don’t have to be stick figure drawings on a scrap of paper. They can be done via a secure platform, using multimedia and smart phone based communication.

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Making Lyfe easier for Doctors

Few realise that Doctors lose a lot of time and money from patient ‘no shows’. Platforms that use modern technology and online payments can easily overcome this problem.

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Who cares for the Carers?

Who cares for the carers? It’s a great question. Martina Clark decided to build a video site, where carers could share their experiences and help others.

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Meet MUVi the hospital cleaning robot

Hospital acquired infections are a billion dollar problem and kill thousands every year. This entrepreneur has an automated robot that can bathe hospital wards in ultraviolet light, killing most infections effectively.

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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

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New models of care

An international health reform organisation comes to Melbourne The HealthXL event was held at the Murcock Children’s Research Institute, set in the Royal Children’s Hospital,

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Donald McPhail interview

Building bridges with technology Wikihospitals – Donald McPhail, thank you for joining us. We’re here today to talk about several health startups, including Becon Health

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Interview with David Lester

A better way to diagnose epilepsy Wikihospitals – Today I’m introducing David Lester from NIESM, an Australian entrepreneur. David, welcome to Wikihospitals.  David, perhaps you

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Interview with Kunal Kalro

Making pre pregnancy genetic screening relevant for non caucasian groups Wikihospitals: I’d like to introduce Kunal Kalro, co-founder of Eugene and serial founder of many other

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Spinning our wheels

‘No ROI for health technology’ warn’s experienced investor Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures announced in a post on the 6th September 2017 that ‘Digital

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The final pitches

Reforming healthcare for patients and families The final participants of the Melbourne Health Accelerator Program winter program, are those who’s end customer is ultimately the

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Duplex and Adyuvo

Preventing hospital infections and integrating data for renal patients The winter Melbourne Health Accelerator program is over half way through it’s Winter curriculum. The pitches

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‘Take this app’

JUNE, 2017 As part of Melbourne Health Research week, the event ‘Take this app and call me in the morning: The future of digital health

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The first pitch

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

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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.

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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.

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Agnes’s spirit lives on

Agnes Health was named after the feisty daughter of the first Governor of Victoria. A recent event was advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur.

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Vale Sally Crossing

This article is a tribute to Sally Crossing. She was a tireless advocate for cancer patients, and lobbied for greater accountability of the health industry.

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Greek tragedy

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

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Nursing home death ignored

An elderly man was admitted to a private nursing home. One month later he was dead. After five years of investigations, no one has been held accountable.

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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.

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Stroke patient misses out

Stroke patients should never miss out on essential treatments, because of mix ups in busy Emergency departments. We need better monitoring systems.

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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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