CHIK Services’ Health-e-Nation 2012 conference brought leaders from health, government and IT together for 3 days of interlinked events. The Health-e-Nation program on 28 March 2012 featured Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, Dr Jonathan Schaffer, Health Department Secretary Jane Halton PSM, Professor Ricky Richardson, David E Garets and many more speakers of note. As media sponsor, eHealthspace.org has provided extensive coverage.
The major challenges facing healthcare all spin out of Australia’s increasing use of healthcare resources, and an ageing population. The challenge however are deeper than simply putting in place more resources and spending more money, said Dr Brendan Lovelock, chair of the Digital Hospital Design Group and Cisco’s local health practice lead.
The computer revolution has already done much to drastically change the face of education in the world and with high speed (instant!) internet, programming to allow for immediate file sharing and a more savvy set of consumers, education is set to be completely revolutionized by the digital age.
The health sector is a fascinating study in contrasts. Consider our well-funded private city hospitals that deliver the best emergency healthcare money can buy. Then ponder why smaller suburban, regional or remote clinics can only dream of such services.
HISA a scientific society, established in 1992, for health informaticians and those with an interest in health informatics; established by representatives of health informatics groups operating within Australia at that time.
Mobile applications are a promising new facet for health care. Self-monitoring apps allow patients to monitor their own glucose levels, blood pressure, and nutrition. An even more exciting trend, are apps designed for doctor-to-patient relationships. Here are four ways in which mobile apps can streamline the health care process.
We are witnessing a shift in the health sector to the seamless provision of healthcare. Many elements are coming together, such as more cost-efficient care delivery, intelligent analysis of patient information, more price-conscious and scalable software delivery models, and new methods of interaction between individuals and caregivers using mobile devices and social media in a way that has not been known before.
This is changing the fabric of healthcare and leading to a paradigm shift – it is no longer just about healing the sick. With more information becoming available, it is now also about prevention. More fundamentally, healthcare is moving from episodic, isolated patient care towards electronic health record-centric or patient-centred care, where the entire continuum of care is not just involved but also accountable for the patient outcome. To this end, healthcare is increasingly using intelligent tools to obtain smarter clinical information to improve patient outcomes.
I wrote a Book about in 2001 called, “Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient,” because there was so much wrong with the “hospital patient experience” I felt there was a story to be told which could shed some light on significant but subtle problems almost every person in the world would someday experience since everyone gets sick and most people don’t get through life without an adult hospital stay or two. Thankfully, my Book was critically acclaimed and it continues to sell as “the most accurate and honest depiction of the ‘hospital patient experience’” but to make sure Ms. Boehm’s aim was as true as Elvis Costello’s, I had a few questions for her about Experia and their hospital patient experience venture.
With one half of health industry executives saying they are concerned about how to integrate social media data into their business strategy there is a recognition social media presents a significant industry challenge.
LONDON – GE Healthcare is providing the first-ever electronic medical records to the 2012 Olympics. It's also offering advanced imaging technology to help sniff out athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Now in its 20th year, the annual Health Informatics Conference (HIC) has emerged to become the leading eHealth event in Australia due to the breadth and depth of its plenary, industry and scientific sessions.
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