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Spinning our wheels

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...
Who owns the health budget?

Who owns the health budget?

Whose money is it anyway?   Several articles passed through my in-box this week. Both of them reminded me of daily life as a nurse. Both raise the issues of billions of health dollars wasted every year while powerful health unions fight health reform. First. A story...
Big data

Big data

Is the 21st century coming to the health industry?   The problems holding health care back are so basic, it’s difficult to explain to people outside the industry. Basically, the health industry is a data mess. Inaccurate and incomplete patient records float...
Hospital reform is coming

Hospital reform is coming

Hospital reform is coming Hospitals have always been dangerous places. But changing procedures has always met with aggressive resistance from medical, business and political circles. Florence Nightingale revolutionised Victorian hospitals by throwing out untrained and...