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Focusing on patient engagement

27 May 2013

THE importance of effective staff engagement strategies to an organisation’s success has been known for some time. A recent investigation into the relationship between health care providers and patients at a primary care...

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Clinical Impacts

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e-Health uptake by health care providers

21 May 2013

A SYSTEMATIC literature review of the uptake of eHealth has been published by the Interactive Journal of Medical Research. The review aims to identify the key factors influencing the adoption of eHealth by health...

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Innovation & Technology

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Science journalism in a digital world

08 May 2013

A NEW book examines investigative reporting in Australia in an era of digital change. It is aimed at journalism students and brings together articles and case studies from some of Australia’s foremost journalists and...

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Science

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The 'Content Audit'

07 May 2013

CONTENT is the new buzz word, but why is it important? In short, because current, authoritative and relevant content demonstrates knowledge and authority in a field. It is all about delivering expertise to...

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Digital Health

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Australia leads region in eHealth

02 May 2013

THE healthcare IT market in Australia is the fastest growing in the Asia Pacific region according to research by market analysts, Frost & Sullivan. Our health IT market, currently worth an estimated $783 million,...

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Innovation & Technology

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Twitter's health potential

24 April 2013

THE far-reaching and rapid spread of information on Twitter has the potential to save lives through education according to a recent study at the University of Sydney. The study, ‘Tweeting Our Way to...

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Social Media

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Tweet for heart health

24 April 2013

THE far-reaching and rapid spread of information on Twitter has the potential to save lives through education according to a recent study at the University of Sydney. The study, ‘Tweeting Our Way to...

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Digital Health

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Higher CPD costs for Doctors

22 April 2013

NEW Federal Government education reforms could mean higher out-of-pocket expenses for doctors continuing their medical training. From 1 July 2014, the tax deduction for work-related, self-education expenses will be capped annually at $2000 per person. Under...

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Clinical Impacts

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Helping newborns through the web

21 April 2013

ACCORDING to a new study released in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, there was a large cost saving when low-risk newborn infants were tracked through a website instead of going through 'usual...

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Innovation & Technology

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New social media guidelines for physicians

19 April 2013

PHYSICIANS should exercise caution before ‘posting’ and ‘friending’ in online social media forums. The position paper, released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Federation of State Medical Boards, examines the influence of...

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