Blog posts

Aged care

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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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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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Featured posts

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Schools, STEM and Startups

Are you an overseas student studying technology courses in Australia? Or are you interested in Australian education, particularly in the technology sector? If the answer

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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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Founder interviews

aged care physiotherapy

Staying engaged with Physitrack

Telehealth for physiotherapists Delia: I would like to introduce Marijn Kortekaas, the general manager for Physitrack. It’s a platform that promotes four key areas, which

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Making Lyfe easier for Doctors

No more ‘no shows’ from patients Delia: Dallas Mayne, welcome to Wikihospitals. Dallas: Oh, thank you. “Delia: To introduce you, Dallas, you’re the CEO and co-founder

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Blog, Martina Clark

Who cares for the Carers?

Supporting families and sharing wisdom Delia: I’d like to introduce Martina Clark, the founder of Carers Couch. Martina, welcome. Martina: Hi, Delia. How are you?

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Blog, Murray MacDonald

Meet MUVi the hospital cleaning robot

Killing hospital bacteria with ultraviolet light Delia: Good afternoon. I’m interviewing Murray MacDonald from Duplex Healthcare. Murray, welcome to Wikihospitals. Murray: Thank you very much,

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Blog, Donald McPhail

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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Blog, David Lester, NIESM

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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Blog, Kunal Kalro, Eugune Labs

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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Guest post

Indigenous, rural, remote

Industry issues

your right to know, secrecy, freedom of information

Secrets and healthcare

The Australian media is currently running a campaign against secrecy, called ‘Your Right to Know’ On Monday 21st October every newspaper in Australia published a

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Electronic Hell Records

Endless keyboard clicks The promise of ‘easy to use’ Electronic Health Records has evaporated. Instead, hospital wards echo with the angry pounding of keyboards. Thanks

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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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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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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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Patient stories

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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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Blog, aged care, insulin, violence

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.

Read More »
Blog, aged care, depression

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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Blog, obesity, dieticians

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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Startup events

Blog, Swinburne University

Schools, STEM and Startups

Are you an overseas student studying technology courses in Australia? Or are you interested in Australian education, particularly in the technology sector? If the answer

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Blog, royal childrens hospital

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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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’

Take this app and call me in the morning As part of Melbourne Health Research week, the event ‘Take this app and call me in

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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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Blog, aged care, laptop computer

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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Blog, Agnes Louisa La Trobe

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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