Industry issues

Industry issues

Blog, cryptocurrency

Three ways blockchain will reform healthcare

Eliminating errors, securely managing payments, at minimal cost “At the Melbourne Senior Entrepreneur meetup group on Wednesday 18th October, two guest speakers broke the topic down into layman’s language.” The guest speakers explained – How the current financial system works. How blockchain and cryptocurrency can solve bankings current problems. How health industry will benefit from …

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Blog, hospital, unicorn

Three things you didn’t know about health technology

You are more likely to see a unicorn, than an Australian hospital using modern technology Some major hospitals are still running departments on DOS. Many Doctors and nurses are still using pagers Most clinics are still use paper records On a patients journey through a hospital, from the Ambulance to Emergency, the wards, then discharge, …

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Blog, teenage rebellion diabetes

Anxious parents and children at risk of sudden death

Parents of children with type one diabetes don’t sleep well When children are born, parents don’t foresee spending their nights waking up every two hours, to prick their child’s finger and test their blood sugar levels. Or face the terrifying reality, every time they drift back to sleep, that their precious child might die quietly …

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Blog, pharmacy, the law

The line between complementary and quackery

Complementary Alternative Therapies (CAM) were once laughed at by Western medical groups as scientific fraud. Today they are accepted as the norm by many members of the health industry, including some Doctors. However hard scientific evidence about the effectiveness of many of their products is often missing.  Alternative therapies are BIG business. Here are some …

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Blog, theater, doctors, surgery

Inadequate nursing levels in private clinics

There is sometimes a conflict of interest between business profits and clinical safety In one Australian private day clinic, patients were being pushed through theatre, late into the afternoon. Minor surgical procedures were being done, broken fingers fixed, colonoscopies, grommets placed in children’s ears. The patients were a mix of adults and children. The surgeon …

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