Australasian health IT week in review: August 27

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health IT and eHealth news for the week ending August 27:

Legal fight looms over new Royal Adelaide Hospital delay
ABC News ~ Staff writer ~ 26/08/2016

A legal dispute between the South Australian Government and the builder of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital could lead to even more delays in opening the $2.3 billion medical facility.

SA government launches court action over new Royal Adelaide Hospital delays
The Advertiser ~ Brad Crouch ~ 26/08/2016

The State Government will today launch court action against the builders of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital after ongoing delays to the project.

New government tool gives snapshot of aged care clients by region
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Natasha Egan ~ 26/08/2016

Victoria’s Southern Metro region has the most aged care recipients from a non-English speaking background, while the Kimberley and Katherine regions have the fewest, a new web report from the AIHW released this week shows.

Reframing risk and using technology to keep an ageing population connected to community
ABC News ~ Nathan Morris ~ 25/08/2016

A WA health researcher says Australia needs to look at new models for aged care services, and view ageing not as a risk to be managed, but an opportunity to enrich communities.

Virtual reality lets you journey inside the human body
ABC News ~ Lauren Robinson ~ 25/08/2016

A new application of 3D virtual reality (VR) is allowing people to embark on a journey inside the body, where they can explore the alien landscape of a microscopic human cell.

GP study uncovers inappropriate prescribing
Pharmacy News ~ Rachel Worsley ~ 25/08/2016

Melbourne researchers have uncovered an alarming rate of inappropriate prescribing of hypoglycaemic medications.

New 12-second infant hearing test comes to Queensland
ABC News ~ Casey Briggs ~ 25/08/2016

New devices to rapidly test the hearing of newborn babies are being introduced to Queensland in an Australian first.

NPS MedicineWise taking drug company cash to educate GPs
Australian Doctor ~ Antony Scholefield ~ 25/08/2016

NPS MedicineWise, the not-for-profit tasked with promoting quality prescribing, is to deliver GP education in return for drug company cash.

Software simplifies dysphagia diagnosis
InDaily ~ Caleb Radford ~ 24/08/2016

A new analysis software that simplifies dysphagia diagnoses will speed up results and eliminate the need for x-rays.

10 regions to trial the biggest shake-up in GP funding in 30 years
Australian Doctor ~ Paul Smith ~ 24/08/2016

The 10 regions picked to trial a radical shake-up of GP funding for managing chronic disease patients have been revealed.

Doctor get savvy with technology in medical consultations ~ Jamie Small ~ 22/08/2016

You've injured yourself. You've gone to hospital and the emergency room doctor is examining you. She gets out her smartphone and asks to take a picture. Is this OK?

Private Healthcare Australia blames steep health premiums on fixed prices for medical devices
ABC News ~ Brendan Trembath ~ 22/08/2016

Australia's private health insurance industry has blamed rising health premiums on the high cost of devices such as pacemakers and replacement hips and knees.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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