In the media
Funding for research to prevent anxiety and
The Australian Government has launched a new research hub focused on preventing anxiety and depression. The Hub will implement and evaluate preventive strategies for anxiety and depression across three settings - workplace, education and healthcare (29 May 2018). More...
Federal Government successfully trials blockchain for
researcher access to Australian patient records
The Australian Government has successfully trialled the use of blockchain technology to allow researchers to access medical information contained within platforms such as My Health Record, but the quality of MHR data remains a problem (29 May 2018). More...
Nambour Hospital will see $86 million
The Palaszczuk Government is investing $86.239 million to redevelop the Nambour General Hospital and grow capacity to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population (30 May 2018). More...
Avoidable hospital readmissions: Australian Commission
on Safety and Quality in Healthcare
The Commission is now working with the IHPA to finalise specifications for the list of avoidable hospital re-admissions, that include the related codes for each condition. Further to this, and in line with the NHRA, the IHPA will be canvassing options for pricing and funding for avoidable readmissions in its Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2019-20. The paper will be released on IHPA's website on 12 June 2018 for a 30 day consultation period (04 June 2018). More...
AHPRA listing of complaints against
Geir O'Rourke (Australian Doctor newspaper) has reported that AHPRA has begun linking disciplinary decisions and court rulings (back to 2010) to its public register of practitioners. It is reported that the links will not include decisions related to doctors' health. More...
Medicinal cannabis products: Patient
29 May 2018 - Medicinal cannabis: Patient information. More...
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